Sunday, 4 September 2016

Another day cycling in Old Buckenham

Enjoying the rides
Today has been day two of the cycling festival in Old Buckenham. Not racing around but more leisurely rides around the local countryside. 'Leisurely' meant 50 miles for some, 30 miles for others and a few miles round really local roads for many families from the village.
The rides went off at differing times up to 10am in the morning. There was a technical briefing for those taking part before the longer rides set off on the organised and signposted routes.
A photographer from the local paper was there to get his pictures of those in period dress and of some of the youngsters keen to get going. The Basket Bikers from Attleborough came along in convoy to brighten up the scene even more.
More excitement happened just before lunch when the BBC Radio Norfolk team arrived looking for treasure. The final clue of the day's radio programme had led them to the Church Rooms and before long Sophie had discovered the treasure envelope on the back carrier of a 1963 Moulton Standard cycle. Having completed the challenge, Sophie and navigator Ian were able to sit, chat and enjoy a drink as well as some tasty home-made cake
The longer distance riders, some on their second ride of the day, were arriving back throughout the afternoon with the last few pedalling in around 5pm.

"I've found the treasure!"

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