The NSPCC in Nottinghamshire is looking for people to take part in a challenge with a difference – and help raise vital funds for children and young people.

'Chasing the Sun' involves a bike, hike and canoe in the stunning surroundings of the Lake District, all between sunrise and sunset on Saturday 26 April 2014.

The challenge starts at the crack of dawn and will include off-road mountain biking around the famous lake of Derwentwater (approximately 25 miles), a trek up and back down Haystacks (approximately 6 miles) and a 2-3 mile canoe on Derwentwater - all before sunset.

Sharon King, NSPCC community fundraising manager for Nottinghamshire said: "This is an exciting event in some of the most stunning surroundings in the UK. It's quite different from other fundraising activities as it offers a chance to participate in a variety of activities which I hope will appeal to a range of people. Hiking, canoeing and cycling are some of the best ways to explore the Lake District too!

"I would urge anyone who fancies a challenge with a difference to sign up to take part so that we can continue to raise vital funds for our local services which offer a lifeline to children and young people in Nottinghamshire.

This event is designed for teams of two, but individual registrations are also being accepted but to enter participants need to commit to the following:

Registration fee: £39 per person
Minimum sponsorship: £300 per person*
To find out more, call 0844 892 1119 or visit www.nspcc.org.uk/chasingthesun

*80% of target fundraising needs to be raised before the event takes place.