Octagon Cycling Club are Cycling 200 miles on Saturday 30th June!

In aid of East Anglia Air Ambulance & Beads of Courage

Nearly fifty cyclists from Ely’s Octagon Cycling Club are each planning to pedal 200 miles in one day in June to raise money for two local charities. ‘The Double Ton’ will follow a route from Ely, taking in Swaffham, Cromer, Great Yarmouth, Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds and returning to Ely. The fundraising group will set off from Ely Cathedral at 4am on Saturday 30th June aiming to return to the Cathedral by 8pm the same day.

Octagon Cycling Club raised over £14,000 in 2016 & £8000 for local charities during previous charity rides and is well known for fundraising as well as eating cake on their training rides.  This year they’re aiming to raise over £10,000.  This will be shared between local charities East Anglia Air Ambulance and Beads of Courage.


Corporate sponsors are being sought, who will have their logos on the cyclists’ team kit in return for their donation.  Local businesses wishing to support can contact Octagon Cycling through the website:

Any individuals who wish to make a personal donation can do so through the Just Giving site at

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