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Popular cycle ride in Lowestoft raises vital funds

PUBLISHED: 12:00 30 June 2015

The Ron Sampson Charity Cycle Ride, organised by Lowestoft’s East Point Rotary Club, was held around Carlton Colville on Sunday. Waveney MP Peter Aldous sets the cyclists off. Pictures: MICK HOWES

The Ron Sampson Charity Cycle Ride, organised by Lowestoft's East Point Rotary Club, was held around Carlton Colville on Sunday. Waveney MP Peter Aldous sets the cyclists off. Pictures: MICK HOWES

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Keen cyclists and amateurs alike biked round Carlton Colville to raise money for good causes.

The Ron Sampson Charity Cycle Ride, organised by Lowestoft’s East Point Rotary Club, was held on Sunday, June 21.

It was renamed last year in memory of Rotary Club member Mr Sampson, who died following a stroke.

The cyclists started at Uplands Community Centre, in Asburnham Way, and were waved off by Waveney MP Peter Aldous before tackling one of three routes – six, 10 or 20 miles long – before finishing back at the community centre.

All funds raised will go to the Rotary Club and be distributed to local good causes.

A donation will also be made to a prostate cancer charity, as Rotary clubs around the country held bike rides to support the cause.

Lowestoft Rotarian and co-organiser of the ride Jon Doran, 53, said: “The ride is very accessible and it caters for all ages and all abilities down quiet country lanes and cycle tracks.

“The key idea is to get people involved - the more riders the better.

“And it’s a fun, family activity.”

Sponsorship money and registration fees are still coming in but, for every £25 raised, riders were entered into a prize draw to win a £300 voucher towards a bike.

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