Ad­ven­tures on an Orange Bike

EADT Suffolk - - Food Bites -

Be­ing a fully fledged FYOIL (Fifty Year Old In Ly­cra – come on, keep up) I re­cently took part in the Suf­folk Sun­rise bike ride, a fan­tas­tic event bril­liantly or­gan­ised by Ac­tion Med­i­cal Re­search. This year I de­cided to chal­lenge my­self and do the full 102 mile course, at the same time rais­ing over £1,500 for the char­ity thanks to many gen­er­ous friends, fam­ily and col­leagues. Start­ing and end­ing at Framlingham Col­lege with the cas­tle on the hill (did you see what I did there?) in the back­ground, it was a joy to dis­cover many hid­den gems I was hith­erto un­aware of, breath­tak­ingly beau­ti­ful lanes, pretty vil­lages, stun­ning houses and cot­tages, pubs, horses and carts. The ca­ma­raderie was typ­i­cal in its Bri­tish­ness, with many rid­ers help­ing oth­ers out when struck down by punc­tures or fa­tigue. The only thing com­plain­ing was my bot­tom af­ter seven hours in the sad­dle, but worth every ache. And the Suf­folk Sun­rise spe­cial one-off Orange Mar­malade we made for the event went down very well. If you’d like a jar, come and see us at one of the food fes­ti­vals or coun­try shows in the county, where we have a few jars avail­able on our stand. £2 to Ac­tion Med­i­cal Re­search.

Sandy on her bike

Suf­folk Sun­rise mar­malade

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