CYCLISTS are being urged to put the pedal to the metal in a bid to raise cash for charity.

The annual Wiltshire 100 and Big Wheel charity ride takes place on Sunday, with participants being offered a choice of three distances to cycle; 100 miles, 45 miles or a family-friendly 12 miles.

Around 600 cyclists are expected to take part in the event, which starts and finishes at The Small Green, Devizes, with the shorter family route following a 12-mile circuit via All Cannings. The 45-mile medium route heads out to Marlborough and back via Burbage and Pewsey.

And the 100-mile route takes in Warminster, Salisbury, Amesbury and Marlborough before returning to Devizes. Participants can enter in advance online, with discounts for teams of six or more.