'Young people don't appreciate how sociable it is.' - Diss cyclathon attracts huge numbers
PUBLISHED: 16:16 23 June 2019 | UPDATED: 08:19 24 June 2019
Diss Cyclathon notched up a few gears by welcoming record numbers to its cross country event.
The event, now in its 4th year and winner of Cycling UK's 'Best Cycling Event 2018', offered routes from 5 miles to 100 miles from Diss Park.
Neil Collins, the event organiser, 49, said: "It's the best part in the country to cycle and a great way to see the countryside."
A fifth of cyclists had signed up for the 100 mile route, which takes in 8 market towns.
To cycle a route, attendees purchased a ticket with all proceeds going to mental health charity Mind.
The event was designed for people of all ages, with a particular emphasis on the younger generation.
Mr Collins said: "It's important to get young people active, and active outside. It's really sociable as you chat alongside each other."
There were also food stalls, a beer tent and entertainment provided by local bands.