Fakenham 50 2016

See photos of the 2016 Rides

On the route by Matthew Usher


Back after the ride by Richard Crook



Fakenham 25/50/100
Bank Holiday Sunday 28th August 2016
Exciting new routes and distances from 15 to 100 miles


It’s still not too late to join us

We are taking registrations on the day

Register from 8 to leave between 9 and 11. 

100 milers register from 7.30 to leave at 8


Online registrations now closed. Visit the British Cycling Website for more information.


or download a postal application form  2016 Application form 

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 A great way to spend the day Riding North Norfolk

Bank Holiday Sunday 28th August 2016.

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

Choose from our great routes oft approximate lengths:
15 miles, 25 miles or 36 miles, 62 (100k) miles or 100 milesWhat 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

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 professionally 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 is 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 Online: £16.00   Post: £18.00     On Day £20
64 miles 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 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 2016 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

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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