On or off road? That’s the dilemma posed by the British Heart Foundation as it recruits Wharfers for a pair of cycling events.

First up is a 300k challenge from London to Paris with the off-road journey starting on a flat stretch through the South Downs to Shoreham Harbour. Participants will cross the finish line at the Palace of Versailles two days later, on June 8.

For those needing more preparation time, the charity is hosting a similar event on September 5.

This time cyclists will follow a bespoke route to Paris. Both are suitable for solo or team riders.

Go to bhf.org.uk .