AN international bodybuilding event is set to take place in April.

The Hercules Olympia, which is organised by Hercules Gym, based in Colne Bank Avenue, in Colchester, will this year attract hundreds of competitors from around the world.

Organisers also expect more than 1,000 spectators to descend on Colchester’s Charter Hall on Saturday, April 5.

Competitors will go head to head in a series of ‘poses’ in a bid to take top spot in 16 categories.