Sandringham bike ride a big success

Annual Samaritans bike ride, starting from Sandringham 
" Well  here's another nice mess you've gotten me into ", Andy Larham (left) (Stan), Mark Gregory (right) (Oliver) are joined by Borough Mayor and Mayoress David and Linda Whitby ANL-160516-080912009
Annual Samaritans bike ride, starting from Sandringham " Well here's another nice mess you've gotten me into ", Andy Larham (left) (Stan), Mark Gregory (right) (Oliver) are joined by Borough Mayor and Mayoress David and Linda Whitby ANL-160516-080912009

Spectators were treated to a comical ‘push-me pull-me’ bike pedalled by Laurel and Hardy during a fundraising ride over the weekend.

The annual Samaritans’ bike ride once again proved to be popular with up to 120 people setting off from the Sandringham Visitor Centre on Sunday.

Annual Samaritans bike ride, starting from Sandringham 
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Annual Samaritans bike ride, starting from Sandringham Revolting Peasants Group ANL-160516-080838009

Among those taking part were Team Lemon aka engineers Andy Larham and Mark Gregory who had created the comical bike.

This year’s fancy dress theme was historical (hysterical) characters and some got into the spirit by donning ‘Revolting Peasants’ costumes and turning up as Vikings.

Last year’s event raised £5,000 for the charity and it is hoped a similar amount may realised from the 2016 race.

One of the people behind the race is Chris Livesey.

Annual Samaritans bike ride, starting from Sandringham 
Dig for Victory, Sue and Nick Jeffery ANL-160516-080735009

Annual Samaritans bike ride, starting from Sandringham Dig for Victory, Sue and Nick Jeffery ANL-160516-080735009

He said: “We were really pleased with the turn-out.

“We are very fortunate that people came along and put their heart and soul into it and were very generous in giving to the charity.”

MP Sir Henry Bellingham started off the race, which offered an 14 mile and shorter eight mile course.

Cyclists pedalled through Dodds Hill, Sedgeford to return to Sandringham.

Annual Samaritans bike ride, starting from Sandringham 
 Viking's Jon Sale with Harriet Sale (5) (left) and Thomas (7) (right) ANL-160516-080700009

Annual Samaritans bike ride, starting from Sandringham Viking's Jon Sale with Harriet Sale (5) (left) and Thomas (7) (right) ANL-160516-080700009

New West Norfolk mayor David Whitby and his wife Linda also attended.

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Annual Samaritans bike ride, starting from Sandringham ANL-160516-081130009