The Tour de Tendring takes place around the District on Sunday May 14 and organisers are once again hoping for a bumper entry.
The event, run by Bike Events in partnership with Tendring District Council, attracts riders from all round the area and also pulls in others from further afield.
There are three distances to suit all aspirations starting with the family six miles, going up to 20 miles and then a 60-miler which takes in a large part of the very best of the District.
The team behind the tour are busy putting together all the arrangement for the attractions which are provided at the start and finish at Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles (DBL).
The start time for the two longer distances is between 8.30am and 9.30am, while those heading off on the six miles will depart between 9.30am and 10.30am.
All cyclists finish at DBL in Low Road where entertainment will be laid on throughout the day.
DBL and Harwich Sports Centre will also be staging open days to coincide with the event.
Tanya Ferguson, TDC’s Cabinet Member for Tourism and Events, said that the target is to get more than 1,000 cyclists saddling up on May 14.
“This is a very well-established and popular event which is now in its 24th year,” she added.
“The aim is to make it great fun for all ages and a family day out. It is also an ideal way for clubs and groups to get together to raise lots of money for their chosen charities.”
Cllr Ferguson urged people to sign up and get their names on the starting line and make sure they do not miss out on a great day.
“Cycling is massively popular in this country due to huge the success of both our men and women national riders, and is all about us building on that important legacy,” she said. “However, it is not a race and is an event for all to enjoy.”