A brand new cycling event in Windermere is looking for volunteers to help marshal. 

Anord Mardix's Big Cycle will happen on Thursday 7 July, and they are looking to raise £10,000 for the North West Air Ambulance. 

In a tweet, posted by charity Cumbria CVS, North West Air Ambulance shared a form that people can fill in to volunteer their services for the event. 

The event will start in Silverholme Manor on the Graythwaite Estate, Windermere. Participants can either complete a 40 mile or 70 mile bike ride.

Anyone can participate as an amateur aged eighteen or over.

Anord Mardix started a small family business based in Kendal, manufacturing switchgear to local markets. 

The business grew outside of the North-West and now includes sites in the USA, Asia, and Ireland. 

The business decided to return to their roots by hosting this event for charity. 

Managing director of Anord Mardix, James Peacock, said: "We're hoping to make this a regular thing to continue supporting charities close to the business.

"We're really looking forward to the day and want to spread the message far and wide that anyone is welcome to come along."

Amy Hulston, head of corporate at North West Air Ambulance, said: "We are thrilled that Anord Mardix has chose to support our charity through their big cycle. 

"We receive no NHS or government funding, so the suport of amazing companies like Anord Mardix really does help to save lives in their local region. 

"We want to thank everyone taking part - you are helping our crews provide life-saving pre-hospital care to some of the most critically ill and injured patients across the North West."