ENTRANTS for a cycle ride in support of the county's air ambulance have until April 25 to sign up for discount tickets.

The tenth annual Colne Valley Cycle Ride, organised by Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, takes off at 8am on April 29.

Open to all levels of cyclists, some routs will take riders on a leisurely 20 mile trip around Essex, a more challenging 50 mile course or an unwieldy 80 mile slog.

All three routes start at the cricket pitch in Earls Colne.

Jen Wall, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance events manager, said: “Our annual cycle ride is a fantastic way to get together with friends and family in the sunshine and enjoy the fresh air.

"There is a route for everyone so come along and join us. We look forward to seeing you there.”

Early bird tickets for all routes cost £17 and are available until April 25.

Ticket prices on the day are £20. Up to three under 14s go free when with a full paying adult.