A NEW cycling event will take place this month with all enthusiasts encouraged to join in and enjoy some welcome fresh air.

Eastbourne Borough Council has announced the seven-day Eastbourne Big Bike Ride, from Monday, June 22.

Cyclists can choose one of the suggested routes and are encouraged to take photos during their rides, with prizes for the best themed outfit, the most scenic selfie and the best cycling newcomers.

Participants can share photos on social media with the hashtag #ebbigbikeride.

For more information about how to participate go to visiteastbourne.com/big-bike-ride.