OXFORD East MP Anneliese Dodds will be taking to the saddle to raise money for Helen and Douglas House on Sunday.

She will be cycling 25 miles as part of the Bike Oxford event, which starts from Oxford University Rugby Club.

On her fundraising charity page for the hospice, she wrote: "You may well be aware that Douglas House is closing due to a lack of funding. I am doing this bike ride to try and raise money for the hospice and highlight the need for Helen and Douglas House to get proper sustainable funding.

"To be honest 25 miles will be quite a stretch because, although I use my bike to get around my constituency, it is a very long time before I have cycled that kind of distance without a break!"

Ms Dodds will be taking the shortest route available for riders.

They can choose to undertake the 25, 50 or 80-mile challenges. Registration is free but riders must raise at least £100 to take part. For more information visit helenanddouglas.org.uk/event/bike-oxford/