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Cyclists and runners set to race around the streets of Fakenham again.

Cycle racing gets under way atFakenham's Easter Sunday Funday. Picture: Chris Bishop

Cycle racing gets under way atFakenham's Easter Sunday Funday. Picture: Chris Bishop

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Active Fakenham will be repeating last year’s official British Cycling trials, along with a UK Athletics RunEngland 5k running race and fun run on Sunday, April 16.

Scenes from the Fakenham Funday race events held in the town centre on Easter Sunday. Picture: Matthew Usher. Scenes from the Fakenham Funday race events held in the town centre on Easter Sunday. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A one kilometre circuit through the town centre will be closed for the event, which will this year include a women’s criterium cycle race as well as races for local licenced riders and youth races.

Organiser Richard Crook said entries would be limited and competitors should book early to secure a place.

Scenes from the Fakenham Funday race events held in the town centre on Easter Sunday. Picture: Matthew Usher. Scenes from the Fakenham Funday race events held in the town centre on Easter Sunday. Picture: Matthew Usher.

“This is intended to be a fun and enjoyable event to take part in or just to come along to watch and cheer people on,” he said. “It should be an exciting spectacle to watch. There will be expert commentary for all races.

“Active Fakenham would like to thank this year’s sponsors which so far include Aldiss, Fakenham Sports and Fitness Centre and Awards for All but we still need more sponsorship.

Scenes from the Fakenham Funday race events held in the town centre on Easter Sunday. Picture: Matthew Usher. Scenes from the Fakenham Funday race events held in the town centre on Easter Sunday. Picture: Matthew Usher.

“Just as important is the need for helpers to marshal, provide food and snacks for volunteers and to set up and take down the event.”

There will be spaces in the pit area for branded team cars and gazebos and limited spaces for local stalls and activities which need to be booked with Active Fakenham in advance.

Scenes from the Fakenham Funday race events held in the town centre on Easter Sunday. Picture: Matthew Usher. Scenes from the Fakenham Funday race events held in the town centre on Easter Sunday. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Last year’s race winners are posted on the Fakenham community notice board in the Upper Market place. Next year’s winners will be added after the races.

Mr Crook said Active Fakenham would like to apologise for any inconvenience due to road closure but there was plenty of time to plan and he hoped the day will be good for the town.

Scenes from the Fakenham Funday race events held in the town centre on Easter Sunday. Picture: Matthew Usher. Scenes from the Fakenham Funday race events held in the town centre on Easter Sunday. Picture: Matthew Usher.

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