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Pedal power for Active Fakenham ride

Promoting wellbeing, fitness and an active lifestyle were the goals of a cycling event on Sunday.

Ride Norfolk rounded off the Active Fakenham week with cyclists able to choose routes ranging from 15 to 100 miles.

Nearly 300 cyclists of all ages and abilities were in attendance with three generations of one family turning up.

Ride Norfolk 2019. Picture: Matthew Usher
Ride Norfolk 2019. Picture: Matthew Usher

Richard Crook of the Active Fakenham group said: “One person did 25 miles on a scooter bike, which I think they had made themselves, and another did it on a tricycle.

“The event went very well. It was very warm, which made a change for us.

“We had lots of positive feedback and the route was well signposted.”

Scenes from Ride Norfolk 2019. Picture: Matthew Usher
Scenes from Ride Norfolk 2019. Picture: Matthew Usher

Volunteer massage therapists helped to raise £185 for First Focus who provide advice for people with disabilities and social needs in the Fakenham area.

And others cycled for charities including East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices who Active Fakenham are in partnership with.

Each cyclist received a medal and there were home-made flapjacks and plenty of water stations to keep participants hydrated in the high temperatures.

Organisers made sure the routes were quiet roads with less traffic.

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