WOMEN are being urged to sign up for a popular mountain bike challenge.

The third annual women-only cross country mountain bike race, Stilettos On Wheels, will take place in Stanmer Park, Brighton, on September 6.

A special prize will be awarded to those who took part in 2012 and 2013 and have registered for the third year running.

Event organiser Irene Lachner said: “Stilettos On Wheels bike race is about encouraging more women to give mountain bike racing a go in a fun and supportive environment.”

Stilettos On Wheels offers a two-hour solo race and two- and four-hour pairs races, as well as a special category for any riders taking part on single speed bikes.

For riders who just want a taster event there will also be the chance to do a Cinderella lap – one lap of the course at any time throughout the event.

There will also be a range of stalls including a bike maintenance stand, physio clinic, bike kit and refreshments.