MANORLANDS is being kept in the loop.

Over £6,000 was raised for the Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice through the Settle Loop Challenge.

The event saw 175 participants walk, run, mountain bike or ride a horse around a 10.5-mile route.

Entrants set off from the North Ribblesdale rugby union club and finished back at the ground, where Home Barn Foods provided sustenance.

Sponsor was Castleberg Outdoors.

The challenge was organised by the Settle Manorlands Fundraising Group, which said the day had been a huge success.

Chairman, Emma Carr, added: “It was wonderful – we had participants ranging in age from seven to over 70.

“It felt like a real family event, with many local people giving-up their Saturday morning to help the challenge run smoothly. Special thanks go to farmers too for their co-operation with allowing the event on their land.

“We are already planning next year’s challenge!”

Sue Ryder community fundraiser, Molly Ralphson, said the feedback from participants had been hugely positive.

“We are all delighted with how it went and the amount raised,” she added.

“This was the first time the event had been held in full and it seemed to be a hit with all our participants.

“It’s lovely getting messages of thanks from entrants afterwards – the marshals certainly deserved that as many were subject to some rainfall on the day!”

The first runner to finish was Matthew Cardus, in one hour, 11 minutes and 25 seconds.

First non-assisted mountain biker home was Jonathon Packard, in one hour, four minutes and 21 seconds.

The first female runner to finish was Liz Campbell in one hour, 31 minutes and 47 seconds.

And first walker back was Liam Julian, in two hours, 47 minutes and 34 seconds.