Cyclists take part in ‘mass commute’ from Wymondham to Norwich

More than 30 cyclists got out of bed early for an environmentally-friendly 'mass commute' between Wymondham and Norwich.

Workers jumped on their bikes outside the Market Cross in Wymondham for a leisurely pedal less than a week after dozens of elite cyclists sped through the town for the penultimate stage of the Tour of Britain.

Thirty-two participants took part in the first Wymondham Approach event, which left off on the ten mile route at 8am today.

The event was organised by architects Matt Wood and Tom Feneley Plackett, of Wymondham practice Lucas Hickman Smith, and Norwich-based artists Townley and Bradby.

Mr Wood said the ride went 'really well' and the event was good for the environment and for city workers' health.

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'We took it quite easy and reached the Forum in Norwich in 50 minutes and there are good cycle paths all the way from Hethersett. Everyone that came along really enjoyed it and said we should do it again, but we may leave it until after the winter.'

'The idea is to encourage people and put it in their minds that it is not unfeasible to cycle 10 miles to work and there is always the train if you do not want to cycle back,' he said.

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