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Cycling Event Heralded a Success

 

 

You can view a photo gallery of the event by clicking here

Hethersett’s inaugural 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 big decision: 

“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 said. 

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.