Saturday, 12 September 2015

Old Buckenham's wonderful day of cycling

Pedalling at all levels
Lots of people rode through Old Buckenham today.
First there was a ride around the village for all the family. They gathered undercover by the Ox and Plough as there were heavy showers of rain. This had nearly stopped by the time they set off at 10am - a wonderful collection of cyclists of all ages.
More decorated bikes had appeared by the roadside overnight and the joint Women's Institute/All Saints Church refreshment tent was soon doing a roaring trade.
Before noon people were booking their spaces along the roadside awaiting the arrival of the very speedy peloton of Tour of Britain riders. A breakaway group of three rider flashed through followed several minutes later by the main pack who in turn were followed by loads of support vehicles loaded with spare cycles.
Blink and you missed it all but the afternoon was filled by a series of  'crit' races round and round the village Green at breathtaking speeds. There were races at various levels and a chance for everyone to try out the circuit at the end.

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