Diss Cyclathon throws down summer fitness challenge

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The team behind the epic Diss Cyclathon this summer wants people of all skill levels to help create ‘one of the biggest days of cycling Norfolk and Suffolk has ever seen’.

The marathon charity event, set for Sunday, June 19, will see participants take on routes up to 100 miles long which cover towns and villages across the two counties, starting and ending in Diss, in aid of local cycling clubs and the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA).

Alan Franks, Diss Cyclathon organiser, said: “The New Year always brings resolutions to lose weight or get fit. That’s so hard without a goal in mind.

“The best thing about cycling is riding with others. It’s a remarkably sociable sport and a Sunday ride out with a group of fellow riders is hard to beat.”

Offering shorter 25-mile and 50-mile circuits as well as the full 100-mile challenge, the event will be accompanied by a market and funfair in the Diss town centre, with trade stands, music and a beer tent.

Angela Sykes, Diss events committee member, said: ““We’re really excited about Diss Cyclathon. Diss is a fantastic market town and we’ll be taking it over for a day with everything cycling and lots more beside.”

The ride will pass through nine market towns, including Harleston, Long Stratton and Attleborough. For more, visit www.disscyclathon.org