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Diss Cyclathon aims for 1,000 riders and £10,000 for charity

PUBLISHED: 09:45 13 April 2019

Leading technology company Midwich is sponsoring Diss Cyclathon for thr third consecutive year. Pucture: Midwich

Leading technology company Midwich is sponsoring Diss Cyclathon for thr third consecutive year. Pucture: Midwich

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Diss Cyclathon, which aims to top last year's 1,000 riders pedalling to raise more than £10,000 for charity, has received a boost as one of the town's biggest employers continues its sponsorship of the event.

Diss Cyclathon will host cycling related activities for all the family including come try it rides and the Nine Town Sportive on June 23. Picture: Chris TaylorDiss Cyclathon will host cycling related activities for all the family including come try it rides and the Nine Town Sportive on June 23. Picture: Chris Taylor

Leading technology company Midwich is sponsoring the festival of cycling, which takes place on June 23, for the third consecutive year with funds being raised for the company’s chosen charity, Norwich & Central Norfolk Mind.

Diss Cyclathon will host many cycling related activities for all the family including come try it rides from 5 to 15 miles and the Nine Town Sportive with distances of 25 miles, 50 miles and 100 miles.

A team of 30 from Midwich will be getting on their bikes, getting fit and taking part on the Nine Town Sportive all in aid of a good cause.

Diss Cyclathon hopes to attract more than 1,000 riders to raise £10,000 towards Norwich & Central Norfolk Mind. Picture: Diss CyclathonDiss Cyclathon hopes to attract more than 1,000 riders to raise £10,000 towards Norwich & Central Norfolk Mind. Picture: Diss Cyclathon

Alan Franks, Diss Cyclathon organiser, said: “We’re delighted to team up with Midwich for a third consecutive year. The company’s support is invaluable in helping us make it even bigger and better than previous years. We really hope as many people as possible will sign up via our website for one of the rides and come along to the park in Diss on the day to enjoy the food, music and entertainment for everyone. Riders who complete their chosen course will get a medal.”

Carla Shipp, Midwich Group Head of HR, said: “As one of the largest employers in Diss, we’re very passionate about supporting our local community and promoting the enormous benefits of exercise on our mental health and wellbeing. We’re also delighted the Cyclathon have decided to name Norwich & Central Norfolk Mind as the charity partner for the event.”

• To find out more go to disscyclathon.org

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