A sporting challenge has been launched across Ayrshire to get people active this summer.

The Ayrshire Link active travel team is challenging the public in a '60 Second Challenge' throughout June, July and August, with prizes like smartwatches and an electric bike up for grabs.

Parents and children alike are invited to run, walk, cycle or hand cycle as far as they can within a minute.

Each person who takes part is automatically entered into a draw to win a smartwatch at each event.

They are also put into a prize draw to win an electric bike, which will take place in September.

The link is a network of Active Travel routes connecting locations throughout South and East Ayrshire to make it easier to walk, wheel and cycle across the area.

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The link's routes host 15 different paths currently planned or under different stages of development spanning over 100 miles.

The active challenge initiative is being promoted by Ayrshire Roads Alliance, a partnership between South and East Ayrshire Councils.

David Manson of the alliance said: "Ayrshire has a strong tradition of hosting community events, and it is great to see their continuation.

"We’ve attended a couple so far and the response has been great with lots of people taking part in the challenge including, of course, lots of dads battling it out in competition with their children.

"It’s been a lot of fun."

He added: "We’re also using the opportunity to chat to people about how they currently travel, the benefits of active travel and the work we’re doing on connecting routes through the Ayrshire Link."

For more information regarding the link, visit www.theayrshirelink.com.