Event: 25 August 2013
Fakenham 50 a new rural Norfolk ride building on town’s cycling history.
Aiming to build on the town’s proud cycling history the Fakenham 50 will take place on the 25th August Bank Holiday. There are five options from 13 to 70 miles. It is a social non-competitive sportive aimed at novice riders and the more accomplished riders.
About 150 years ago engineer John Garrood invented tubular metal forks and made rubber grips for pedals at his cycle works in Wells Road, Fakenham. Mr Garrood is commemorated on the Fakenham town sign by a penny-farthing.
Richard Crook, also of Wells Road, is working with the local club, East Coast Riders and Trevor Brown who runs the Thirteen3 mountain bike team to deliver this ride through some beautiful North Norfolk countryside.
There will be technical support; a rescue service, refreshment stops, signage, and a post ride event with food, music, a sure track, stalls and bar. Each rider will receive a pack.