Search

Hundreds take part in inaugural Hethersett 30/60 cycle event

PUBLISHED: 13:24 19 March 2012

Cyclists take part in the Hethersett 30/60 charity bike ride around the local area.
Photo by Simon Finlay

Cyclists take part in the Hethersett 30/60 charity bike ride around the local area. Photo by Simon Finlay

Archant Norfolk Copyright

An inaugural cycle event has been heralded as a “tremendous success” with 300 riders taking part in the Hethersett 30/60.

Riders of all ages and abilities set off from Hethersett Social Club on Sunday 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 the social club.

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.

Organiser Martin Anderton said: “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.”

Mr Anderton, who 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, added that he hoped 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,” he said.

2 comments

  • Maybe it was a day for other road users to be more considerate to the cyclists for a change?

    Report this comment

    nameless

    Monday, March 19, 2012

  • Looked like a lot of the riders where enjoying themselves, just a shame that a lot of the time they showed a complete lack of road sense and care for other people on the road around them.

    Report this comment

    GymBunny

    Monday, March 19, 2012

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Other news

Yesterday, 18:09

The new owner of Norfolk carmaker Group Lotus says it will “unleash the full potential” of the famous brand.

Yesterday, 17:30

The East of England is set for bank holiday scorcher this weekend with temperatures predicted to soar up to 27 degrees.

Yesterday, 16:54

Strumpshaw Steam Rally fires up for its 25th anniversary, Dad’s Army invade North Norfolk Railway, there is two-wheel fun at Holkham and Sandingham, plus fireworks, country fairs, retro computer games and more for all the family.

Yesterday, 16:23

A town pub’s kitchen can no longer be used to serve food to the public after a court heard of mould and filthy conditions there.

Most Read

Mon, 14:20

Former pupils of a Watton high school are being urged to join a new alumni group to help current students achieve their career aspirations.

Read more
Thursday, February 6, 2014

It was its down-at-heel aura that first attracted Polly Grieff to the crumbling Old Manor at Saham Toney.

Read more
Friday, February 13, 2009

Ian Clarke

Owners of out of control dogs have been given more than £2,000 in fines and costs after a series of prosecutions.

One dog had to be destroyed after being attacked and his owner was hurt, one dog needed 25 stitches and another was seriously injured and its owner was bitten after the incidents in Breckland.

Read more
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Driving down the aisle in his personalised red car, Jesse Langford-Daley certainly stole the show at his parents’ wedding.

Read more
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
Thursday, May 18, 2017

A woman, believed to be in her 40s, has died and another has suffered life-threatening injuries following a crash between two cars which closed the A134 at Barnham.

Read more
England Ambulance Service

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 17°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter