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Presenter set for Great Nottinghamshire Bike Ride 2010
BBC Radio Nottingham presenter and keen cyclist Mark Dennison
BBC presenter Mark Dennison rediscovered cycling a year ago

BBC Radio Nottingham presenter and keen cyclist Mark Dennison will be among those taking part in this year's Great Nottinghamshire Bike Ride.

He said: "It's my first time so I thought I'd ease myself in with the 75 mile ride."

The event offers a range of rides from the gruelling 75-miler to a single family lap ride for families.

The closing date for entries has passed but for the first time organisers will accept entries on the day, on site.

Last year more than 5,000 people took to their saddles in what is one of the biggest events of its kind in the United Kingdom.

Mark Dennison said: "Friends tell me the atmosphere on the day is great.

"There are some lovely stretches of countryside to enjoy along the way and I love the idea of having different routes so that people of all ages and abilities can take part."

Mark has rediscovered cycling over the past few years and has taken part in the Leukaemia Research Bikeathon in Clumber Park and in the Viking Challenge in the Vale of Belvoir (50 km, off road) and cycled from London to Paris in aid of Action Medical Research so he is pretty confident of completing the course.

"Over the last year or so, I've rediscovered bike riding. I try to ride into work a couple of times a week (20 miles each way). It's a great way of keeping fit and getting outdoors."

All routes will start and finish at The National Watersports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, near Nottingham.

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