Cycling Event Heralded a Success
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30/60 cycle event has been heralded a tremendous success with 300 riders from
Norfolk and further afield taking part.
Riders of all ages and
abilities set off from Hethersett Social Club with some completing one circuit
(30 miles) and others continuing for two (60 miles). The event wound its way
around South Norfolk to take in Attleborough, Old and New Buckenham,
Tacolneston and Mulbarton before ending at Hethersett Social Club where there
were refreshments and a number of stalls.
Many of the riders were
raising money for their own charities including Leeway, Meningitis Research,
the Big C Appeal, Help for Heroes and the Hethersett based
Respect Yourself group.
Riders came from throughout
Norfolk and from other parts of the country including London and York and one
participant, Raiza Chaves, was on a visit from Brazil.
Numerous messages were left
on social media sites after the event expressing how much individual riders
enjoyed taking part and this has prompted organiser Martin Anderton to make a
“It went so well and there
have been so many positive comments that people are already asking whether we
will be repeating it next year. I think it would be rude not to. Everyone
seemed to have such a good time and it exceeded my expectations,” Martin
He is also hoping the event
will be the catalyst for starting a social cycling group in the area:
“I am hoping that the event
will lead to more awareness of the health benefits of cycling and encourage
more people to get on their bikes,” Martin added.
Martin himself was raising funds for the Scope charity and will soon be undertaking a 280 mile 24 hour charity ride from London to Paris on a folding bike.