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PUBLISHED: 12:25 19 June 2013 | UPDATED: 12:25 19 June 2013

There's still time to enter Cycle Together, which will be raising money for Park House, at Sandringham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

There's still time to enter Cycle Together, which will be raising money for Park House, at Sandringham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

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Cyclists and families across Norfolk still have time to enter Cycle Together Sandringham, a charity bike ride through some of Norfolk’s quiet roads and most picturesque villages.

Organisers at Leonard Cheshire Disability’s Park House respite hotel are making the final preparations to welcome an influx of cyclists on to the Queen’s Sandringham estate on Sunday.

Phil Davies, cycling enthusiast and Park House fundraiser, said: “We’ve such a positive response from people pledging their support to ride on the day, but there is still time to enter.

“I can promise Cycle Together is going to be a really fun day out.

“We are expecting four to five hundred riders from families through to experienced road cyclists who will all be doing their best to raise funds for Park House.

“This is a great opportunity to explore parts of Norfolk you may not have cycled before with no risk of getting lost. All the routes will be clearly sign-posted at every junction, and where possible we have selected the quietest roads that few car users know about. We also have free food and drink stations at various points along the way, with mobile first aiders and recovery vehicles in case you get into difficulties.”

Tess Gilder, Park House hotel manager, said: “Like all charities we are very reliant on fundraising. We are very fortunate that we have a group of people who voluntarily run the Companions of Park House and raise substantial funds to assist guests with holidays and aid the Hotel in improving our facilities.

“If you would like to support us why not sign up and take part in Cycle Together Sandringham.”

Registration for riders opens at 7.30am, with the first 90-mile ride starting at 8am.


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