On 10th April, five friends will leave Norfolk for Lands End in Cornwall, where they will start a 500 mile bicycle ride back to Great Yarmouth in support of the Mayor of Great Yarmouth’s Charity Fund.
Giving themselves seven days to attempt to cycle from the most westerly part of mainland Britain, Lands End, back to Great Yarmouth via the most easterly part, Ness Point in Lowestoft.
Meeting with local Mayors along the way, they will attempt to raise as much money as possible for the Mayors chosen causes; the St Nicholas Preservation Trust, Kingfisher Boxing Club and Winterton Marine Cadets.
Matt, the son of Mayor Tony Smith, said “My dad has spent his year as Mayor passionately supporting the Borough of Great Yarmouth and doing some great work for his chosen charities. I too wanted to be able to support him and his chosen causes. I hope that by making the ride as challenging as possible, we can raise a lot of extra money for the fund”
With a target of raising £2,000 for the fund, there are a number of ways that you can show your support: -
By making a donation to the fund at http://www.mayorscharitybikeride.co.uk or in person at the Great Yarmouth Town Hall.
Alternatively you can get sponsored yourself and join the ride for part of the final days ride on Saturday 17th April. With a choice of two leisurely distances (15 & 3 miles) this opportunity is open to riders of all abilities. For more information on how to participate, visit http://www.mayorscharitybikeride.co.uk/join.
For those not able to ride, but still wanting to show their support, you can join the Mayor and Mayoress at the at the Great Yarmouth Town Hall at 1pm on Saturday 17th April, where they will be cheering on the riders as they cross the finish line.
For full details on the Mayor of Great Yarmouth’s Charity Bike Ride and the charity itself, visit http://www.mayorscharitybikeride.co.uk