Supplier Pidy UK is looking for amateur cyclists to take part in its 2016’s Ride 4 Hope, a 300-mile sponsored cycle ride, which will raise around £30,000 for a homeless charity.

The 40-strong team will ride from Pidy UK’s base in Northampton through the Netherlands to Ypres in Belgium in the four-day event, which takes place from 8-12 September.

It is hoped that ‘Ride 4 Hope 2016’, the third annual Ride 4 Hope, will raise £25,000-£30,000 for the Hope Centre charity, a Northampton-based charity, working to relieve poverty and tackle the causes of homelessness in the city.

Robert Whittle, general manager of Pidy UK, said: “We are looking for a team of around 40 cyclists to join us. Split into two teams based on ability, cyclists will sample some of Europe’s most historic sites, take on a highly rewarding challenge and raise money for a truly exceptional cause.”

Ride 4 Hope 2016 is also supported by courier company Action Express, which is providing a lorry and driver to accompany the trip, carrying riders’ clothes, food and spares as well as carting the bikes back following the trip.

Riders are asked for a £300 contribution to accommodation and food during the trip and a pledge to raise a minimum of £300 in sponsorship for the charity.