An annual popular bike event has returned to Northumberland.

The Haydon Hundred is a regular event on the cycling calendar and returned to action today (Saturday, June 11) with hundreds of riders taking part.

Riders are to take part in three different routes in the challenge including a 100km main route with several unique features including climbing the Alston cobbles and crossing Alston and Allendale Moors.

Another route is the 60km Challenge, which is designed for the less experienced cyclist, despite it been considered to be 'tough', the 40 miles is accessible to any reasonably fit cyclist.

Finally, the 140km, which is for expert only, Skyrider route climbs five of the six highest roads in England.

At the end of the event, participants are given a voucher to spend on refreshments in any of the village's shops, pubs, food outlets, and the famous 'Hog Roast'.