Cromer Town Council’s deputy mayor reunited with school friend during cycle challenge

Cromer Town Council's deputy mayor was reunited with an old school friend recently after 30 cyclists from a national charity visited the town during a 250-mile challenege.

A team from the British Limbless Ex Service Men's Association - a charity for limbless serving and ex-service people and their dependants - visited Cromer during their journey for Soldier Ride UK Challenge from Sandringham to London.

On Saturday, the team, comprising of 15 UK and 15 American veterans, were waved off by Prince Philip from the Sandringham Estate and were greeted by Cromer's mayor Gwen Smith and deputy mayor David Pritchard on their arrival.

Mr Pritchard was reunited with friend Neil Hughes, who became an amputee during the Northern Ireland conflict.

Mr Pritchard said: 'It was humbling to be with these brave men who have served their country and it was an honour to welcome them to Cromer.'


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The cyclists are due to finish the challenge today at Cutty Sark in Greenwich, London.

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