Sprowston cyclist Adrian Tipple returns tired but delighted after Dolomites Marathon

Adrian Tipple, from Sprowston, is getting ready for the The Maratona dles Dolomites (Dolomites Marat

Adrian Tipple, from Sprowston, is getting ready for the The Maratona dles Dolomites (Dolomites Marathon), an annual single-day road bicycle race covering seven mountain passes in the Dolomites. He is doing it to raise money for Wymondham-based charity Star Throwers. Picture: Courtesty of Adrian Tipple - Credit: Archant

A cycling enthusiast has returned from a gruelling 85-mile ride up and down Italy's highest peaks.

Adrian Tipple, from Sprowston, is getting ready for the The Maratona dles Dolomites (Dolomites Marat

Adrian Tipple, from Sprowston, is getting ready for the The Maratona dles Dolomites (Dolomites Marathon), an annual single-day road bicycle race covering seven mountain passes in the Dolomites. He is doing it to raise money for Wymondham-based charity Star Throwers. Picture: Courtesty of Adrian Tipple - Credit: Archant

Adrian Tipple, from Sprowston, took part in the Maratona dles Dolomites (Dolomites Marathon) yesterday (July 2), which involved 4,200m in climbing and 150 different ascents and descents. Mr Tipple said he was exhausted, but delighted to have completed the challenge, having raised £598 for Wymondham-based cancer charity Star Throwers as part of it.

He said: 'If you're a cycling enthusiast this is a real bucket-list ride.'

Also taking part in this year's Dolomites Marathon was former professional road and track racing cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins.

Mr Tipple said he still hoped to get his fundraising total up to £1,000 for the charity, which provides advice, counselling and complementary therapies. Donations can be made at mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/adriantipple1


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