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Popular annual charity cycle ride returns to Beccles

PUBLISHED: 08:30 09 May 2018

Last year's Beccles Cycle For Life . Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

Last year's Beccles Cycle For Life . Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

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An annual Beccles cycling event which raises vital funds for charities which help local people has rolled around once again.

Last year's Beccles Cycle For Life . Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017Last year's Beccles Cycle For Life . Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

Beccles Cycle for Life will take place on Sunday, May 13, with riders setting off from outside Sir John Leman High School in Ringsfield Road at 10am.

The event, now in its seventeenth year, is organised by the Rotary Club of Beccles.

It raises funds to help support the East Anglian Air Ambulance and the Rotary Club’s charitable trust.

A Rotary Club spokesman said: “About 180 riders have already signed up, with the total likely to be up to 400 on the day.

Last year's Beccles Cycle For Life . Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017Last year's Beccles Cycle For Life . Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

“Last year of total of £9,500 was raised for the same two charities.

“Those riders who ask their friends to sponsor them are the key to the fundraising success of this event.”

There are five possible routes for cyclists to take, depending on ability they can choose to complete an eight mile, 16 mile, 25 mile, 41 mile or 50 mile route.

The spokesman added: “It is suitable for riders of all ages and abilities and it is not a race.

The Beccles Cycle For Life gets underway in the town despite the rain. Sophie and Simon newell 
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017The Beccles Cycle For Life gets underway in the town despite the rain. Sophie and Simon newell Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

“Anyone who has not entered already can do so on the day.

“Registration will open by at least 9am for the 10am start and it is a good idea to come early as it will be busy.”

For riders who have not already entered the entry fee is £15 per adult rider, £10 for those aged under-16 - parental consent is required.

Entry for a family group family, with a maximum of two adults, is £30 for four riders or £35 for five.

On the day there will also be a host of prizes available for riders taking part.

Norfolk and Suffolk Financial Planners have donated five John Lewis Partnership gift cards, one worth £250 and for worth £25.

While Lord Somerleyton is offering the chance to win dinner plus bed and breakfast at the Fitton Arms, Fritton for the rider who raises the most sponsorship overall and dinner at the Duke’s Head, Somerleyton for the runner-up.

For more information on the event visit www.becclescycleforlife.org



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