Ride North Norfolk 2018

Sunday 26 August 2018

A short video of this year’s ride HERE

Photos from this year’s ride (Keith Osborn Photograhy) HERE

Photos after the ride by Richard Crook on his phone HERE

Next year’s ride Sunday 25th August 2019



All pre-booked riders should have received the following information

  1.     Letter sent the day before the ride  HERE

  2.     Letter sent to you when you registered HERE


 Ride North Norfolk, Formally the Fakenham 25/50/100. Still great rides but we think the name says more about what we do.  What do you think?  Ride North Norfolk will be Bank Holiday Sunday 26 August 2018.

 Online entry

Online  entry finishes midnight Friday 25th August

We will be taking entries on the day for a small additional charge


Download a postal application form  HERE

You will be asked to register with British Cycling for insurance purposes but you do NOT need to join

or go to the Fakenham Info Hub in the market place

Exciting routes and distances from 15 to 100 miles

Don’t forget to collect your medal

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

We provide all photos for free


 A great way to spend the day Riding North Norfolk

Bank Holiday Sunday 26th August 2018

Ride North Norfolk has 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. See 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 – we have held our prices for the 4th year
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.


Collect your free bottle and drawstring bag.

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

F50 TrophyYou will be asked to register with British Cycling for insurance purposes but you do NOT need to join


 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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Free Special Edition souvenir, 750ml Hi-Viz water bottle for all riders completing the 100 km or 100miles.  People on the shorter rides will get our popular souvenir 500ml bottles.

We have a limited number of souvenir water bottles.  All riders will be given a free water bottle on registration.  They will also receive a souvenir drawstring bag.  These will be allocated on a first come (first to sign up) basis and we expect to be able to give every rider a free bottle.  On completion don’t forget to collect your medal.  All riders who have currently signed up on line

Conditions apply.

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, hot food, massage, food, drinks, coffee 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.


Video of 2017  Ride  HERE

915 Free Professional photos of the 2017 ride HERE

Photos from previous rides

A wide range of photos and videos  HERE

photos of previous Rides

2016 – HERE

2015  – HERE

2014  –  HERE

Please note that we will be taking photos and videoing on the day.  When you sign up you will be agreeing to these being uploaded to our media channels for you to download and also for us to use for future publicity.  We will remove any photos you do not want us to use if you inform us.

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