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Diss Cyclathon donates bikes to homeless housing charity

PUBLISHED: 09:11 04 July 2019 | UPDATED: 09:11 04 July 2019

Carolyn Howell, of Solo Housing, Alan Franks, Diss Cyclathon organiser, Stuart and Jason. Picture: Solo Housing

Carolyn Howell, of Solo Housing, Alan Franks, Diss Cyclathon organiser, Stuart and Jason. Picture: Solo Housing

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People helped by a housing charity will be able to get on their bikes thanks to a donation from the organisers of Diss Cyclathon.

Diss-based Solo Housing, which helps single people, some of whom have been homeless, into accommodation, has taken delivery of two cycles to enable its residents to ride for exercise or to get to appointments where they do not have any other transport.

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Carolyn Howell, Solo Housing CEO, said: "Exercise is helpful in the recovery process, makes people feel better and helps to build up confidence.

"Our residents do not generally have their own transport, so a bicycle will also help them to get around the local area. We are very grateful to the Diss Cyclathon team for their donation."

Alan Franks, one of the organisers of Diss Cyclathon, said: "Helping people get out on bikes is why we do it and we're delighted to support Solo Housing in getting some bikes for their residents."

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