Healeys Cyder Farm in Newquay will play host to the Rattler Pro Ride Sportive this weekend.

The two-day event, which is billed as “a cycle event with a difference”, takes place over September 8-9, with professional riders from across the UK descending on Cornwall to race for the Saint Piran Pro Cycling team.

Leisure riders, club cyclists and amateur racing cyclists can enter and have a choice of cycling three routes – 25, 50 and 100 miles – alongside professional riders.

“It’s not a race,” explains Saint Piran team captain Steve Lampier. “It’s our chance to ride at slower speeds in very small select groups talking and guiding the entrants.

“We don’t underestimate the 100-mile challenge billed as one of the hilliest sportives in the UK.

“We are allowing up to eight hours for the 100 and four for the 50 and three for the novices 25-mile event.

“We want to meet our supporters and put something back by showcasing what Saint Piran is all about.

“Places are limited to 200 entrants and to ride with so many professional riders is very unique, something we want to build on over the next few years.”