Organisers’ thanks after second Diss Cyclathon

An estimated 1,000 competitors took part in the Diss Cyclathon. Photo:Lucy Begbie

An estimated 1,000 competitors took part in the Diss Cyclathon. Photo:Lucy Begbie - Credit: Archant

A cycling event which saw more than 1,000 riders take to the streets of a Norfolk market town has hopefully raised more than £3,000 for charity.

Childhood friends Robin Briscoe, Graham Trudgill and Malcom Chambers reunite for the Diss Cyclathon.

Childhood friends Robin Briscoe, Graham Trudgill and Malcom Chambers reunite for the Diss Cyclathon. Photo: Lucy Begbie - Credit: Archant

The second Diss Cyclathon took place on Sunday, July 2 following last year's inaugural event, which raised £1,700 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

There were a variety of routes ranging from five to 100 miles, with Diss-based company Midwich being the headline sponsor and Anglian Co-Op, Tudor Bakehouse, Tesco and Morrison's helping to suply feed stations.

Maggett Cycles also sponsored the medals, while children's entertainers and musicians performed throughout the day.

'Fantastic, terrific, wonderful - just a few of the things people are saying about the second Diss Cyclathon,' a letter from the organising team said.

Chris and Lara Griffin-Sparrow ride out on a tandem for the first time with eleven-year-old son Will

Chris and Lara Griffin-Sparrow ride out on a tandem for the first time with eleven-year-old son Will. Photo: Lucy Begbie - Credit: Archant


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'But it is the amazing support that we get from the local community of Diss and the surrounding area that makes it all possible.'

Andrew Scott riding his recumbent bike which is capable of speeds up to 40 miles and hour. Photo: Lu

Andrew Scott riding his recumbent bike which is capable of speeds up to 40 miles and hour. Photo: Lucy Begbie - Credit: Archant

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