Radio station raises more than £1,000 for charity with sponsored bike ride

The team from Diss-based Park Radio took on a sponsored bike ride for Big C and the Scoliosis Associ

The team from Diss-based Park Radio took on a sponsored bike ride for Big C and the Scoliosis Association. Picture: Katie Brame - Credit: Archant

Staff from a community radio station conquered a sponsored cycle to raise funds for two good causes.

The team from Diss-based Park Radio took on a sponsored bike ride for Big C and the Scoliosis Associ

The team from Diss-based Park Radio took on a sponsored bike ride for Big C and the Scoliosis Association. Picture: Katie Brame - Credit: Archant

The team from Diss-based Park Radio pedalled to Gissing for Norfolk cancer charity, Big C, and the Scoliosis Association.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the station’s usual fundraising activities have had to be cancelled - but there remained urgency to find an alternative.

The team from Diss-based Park Radio took on a sponsored bike ride for Big C and the Scoliosis Associ

The team from Diss-based Park Radio took on a sponsored bike ride for Big C and the Scoliosis Association. Picture: Katie Brame - Credit: Archant

And the bike ride, which reunited some of the team for the first time in seven months, saw Park Radio raise £1240 to be split between the charities.

Station manager Chris Moyse said: “The group of us are not cyclists - I hadn’t even been on a bike for several decades

The team from Diss-based Park Radio took on a sponsored bike ride for Big C and the Scoliosis Associ

The team from Diss-based Park Radio took on a sponsored bike ride for Big C and the Scoliosis Association. Picture: Katie Brame - Credit: Archant


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“A bike ride was the perfect way for us to do something at a safe social distance, even in the middle of a pandemic.

“We’re delighted and surprised with what we’ve raised. It’s triple what we would usually make at one of our coffee mornings, so we might have to do it again!”

The team from Diss-based Park Radio took on a sponsored bike ride for Big C and the Scoliosis Associ

The team from Diss-based Park Radio took on a sponsored bike ride for Big C and the Scoliosis Association. Picture: Katie Brame - Credit: Archant

The team from Diss-based Park Radio took on a sponsored bike ride for Big C and the Scoliosis Associ

The team from Diss-based Park Radio took on a sponsored bike ride for Big C and the Scoliosis Association. Picture: Katie Brame - Credit: Archant

The team from Diss-based Park Radio took on a sponsored bike ride for Big C and the Scoliosis Associ

The team from Diss-based Park Radio took on a sponsored bike ride for Big C and the Scoliosis Association. Picture: Katie Brame - Credit: Archant

The team from Diss-based Park Radio took on a sponsored bike ride for Big C and the Scoliosis Associ

The team from Diss-based Park Radio took on a sponsored bike ride for Big C and the Scoliosis Association. Picture: Katie Brame - Credit: Archant

The team from Diss-based Park Radio took on a sponsored bike ride for Big C and the Scoliosis Associ

The team from Diss-based Park Radio took on a sponsored bike ride for Big C and the Scoliosis Association. Picture: Katie Brame - Credit: Archant

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