Fakenham 25/50/100 August 27, 2017

Video of 2017  Ride  HERE

915 Professional photos of the 2017 ride HERE


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Ride North Norfolk 26th August 2018


Fakenham 25/50/100

Ride North Norfolk

27 August 2017

Online entries are now closed.  You can enter on the day from 8.00am


Download a postal application form  2017 Fakenham 25/50100 application form

Exciting routes and distances from 15 to 100 miles


photos and details of the 2016 Rides

On the route


Back after the ride

We provide all photos for free

Register from 8 to leave between 9 and 11. 

100 milers register from 7.30 to leave at 8

We will take entries on the day if there are spaces but we are a small friendly sportive and limit numbers


Fakenham 50 25-50-100 logo

 A great way to spend the day Riding North Norfolk

Bank Holiday Sunday 27th August 2017

The Fakenham 25/50/100 is a selection of sociable, leisure cycle rides starting from the picturesque North Norfolk market town of Fakenham and going through some of the best gentle cycling routes in the country. It is a friendly local ride that will end an exciting week of activities in and around the town. It is a registered British Cycling Sportives. To keep the character of the ride we are limting this year’s entry to around 500. Follow the link HERE to the British Cycling website for more information. or to sign up.

Choose from our great routes of approximate lengths:
15 miles, 25 miles or 36 miles, 62 (100k) miles or 100 miles
What will I get for entering?
At this friendly event you will be provided with:
  • map
  • signage
  • free drinks and nutrition, including our respected home made flapjack F50 - 6P3A6709
  • advice and information
  • a trophy/medal when you finish.
  • free draw string goodie bag on arrival
  • free souvenir water bottle
  • marshals
  • GPX /Garmin files
  • mobile mechanics
  • support and information
  • rescue service
  • our local knowledge and experience
  • first aid at the Community Centre
  • a social event at the Community Centre and garden including food, music and stalls, open to all

This is a cycle ride and a day out that caters for most abilities. If you can ride a bicycle, you should be able to take part. The countryside has gentle slopes and no big hills.

British Cycling

Everyone is welcome to come and ride with us. Register now to be part of this exhilarating day.

Registration on the day from 8.00 am (7.30 for 100 milers)

Depart between 9.00 am and 11.00

  • 100 mile riders: We will be opening registration for riders doing the 100 mile route at 7.30 with a ride start time for you from 8.00am

Go local. We are a locally organized, but efficiently run, cycle ride. Local charities, local companies, local clubs and locally sourced produce where possible. Everyone is welcome to join us to enjoy our market town and its beautiful surroundings.

Parking is available nearby, some of which is free, see our FAQ page.
Family and friends are welcome to wait at the Community Centre where there is food, fresh coffee etc. all day and entertainment in the afternoon, the town and river Wensum are a short walk away. You will be contacted in the run up to the ride with more information and registration details. You should report to the HQ (that’s what we call the Community Centre for the day) on arrival to collect your number, useful drawstring bag with Fakenham 50 bottle and other extras.
Accommodation and things going on in Fakenham: There are B&Bs, hotels, 2 campsites, and 2 caravan sites. Fakenham is ten miles from the North Norfolk coast and Active Fakenham hosting a week of activities prior to the ride. There is plenty of parking, some of it free, buses from Norwich, Kings Lynn and the Coast. Why not come for a longer break over the Bank Holiday weekend.
 You do NOT have to be a member of British Cycling to join the ride or to register online? We are working with British Cycling who are providing online entry systems and insurance but you do not need to be a member. You will need to register with British Cycling as part of the online sign up process.
Prices and approximate distances
100 miles (team of 4 £15 pp online in advance) Online: £16.00   Post: £18.00     On Day £20
64 miles (team of 4 £15 pp online in advance) Online: £16.00   Post: £18.00     On Day £20
36 miles Online: £12.00   Post: £13.00     On Day £15
15 and 25 miles Online £8.00       Post £9.00       On Day £10
Team of 4 (36 Mile) Online £44.00      Post £48       Not available on the day
Under 16 years old Online/post £4.00 On Day £5 (must be accompanied by responsible adult)
Book online or cheques to “Fakenham 50” or visit Sweets’n’Things  Market Place. Fakenham

Please note that British Cycling add an administration fee for online entries.  Distances are approximate.


Postal application form 2017 Fakenham 50 application form

Collect your free bottle and drawstring bag.Bottles F50 and Run Fakenham 2015 cropped

A choice of medal or trophy for all completers (subject to availability)

F50 Trophy

 The Routes:            see our   routes page for maps and downloads

Look out for the arrows  Each distance has its own colour.Don’t worry it will all be clear on the day.  If you have any issues or want advice ask one of our volunteers.

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Relax at our after ride Garden event
What’s more, you can relax after a hard day’s pedalling at Fakenham Community Centre and gardens . Available to everyone all day, including non-riders. It features locally sourced stalls, barbecue, massage, food, drinks, coffe and cake, live music and bar

If the weather is very wet we can move the after ride event inside as there is plenty of room, but we have a marquee and gazeebos so will try to remain in the garden and the British weather is a very wonderful thing so it should be fine.

Short massages will be available from  local professional massage therapists.

EacIMG_4793h will offer different short massages at low cost. If you have never had had a massage then here’s your chance to find out more and have a try. If you get tired legs, an aching back or just want to relax try the massage zone.. More details to follow.


Why not ride for the Fakenham 25/50100 2016 charity

We are First Focus Logovery pleased to be supporting Fakenham’s own First Focus. Working with and for our Community. “Helping people in Fakenham and the surrounding areas who are in need by providing information, a social centre, access to training, clubs and support groups”. First Focus offers a friendly way to access information on issues around health, disability, social matters and education/training

Q&As (see also our FAQ page)

Q -Just a quick couple of questions about the Farkenham 50. 1) is there a 100mile route this year? 2) do you know the approximate elevation covered over the ride?

A – The current proposed longest route is just over 98 miles but we will tweak it a little to avoid bank holiday traffic.  Elevation is around 3,500 ft.

A link with Fakenham historyclick here

Photos from previous rides

2015  – HERE

2014  –  HERE