ENTRIES are open for the annual Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool Bike Ride.

Taking place on Sunday, July 7, the event marks the 20th anniversary of the mass-participation ride.

Officially the biggest bike ride in Merseyside, the event caters for cyclists of all abilities.

Riders will have a choice of five routes, with the Wirral Circular, Chester-Liverpool, and Liverpool-Chester routes all being 25 miles.

The Liverpool-Chester-Liverpool route is 50 miles and the Liverpool Challenge, taking on Delamere Forest, is a challenging 90 miles.

At the first event, in 1994, there was just one 50-mile circular route, which attracted about 250 participants. Since then the event has grown beyond recognition, attracting more than 3,000 participants in 2012.

Team GB cyclists Craig MacLean and Rik Waddon and former Atomic Kitten star Natasha Hamilton joined those taking part last year.

For more details, visit www.liverpoolchesterliverpool.com.