R G Carter hosted The Carter 50/50 at the weekend (Saturday 19 May) to raise money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, our chosen charity of the year.
Participants were given the choice of two challenges: to cycle 50 or 100 miles. Nearly 100 people took up the challenge, with 25 cycling the full 100 miles.
Both routes started and finished at our Drayton office and travelled towards the coast. The 100 miles stopped off at Drayton Stone Pits in Sheringham, Burnham Thorpe and Litcham, for much needed refreshments.
A fantastic, if not tiring day was had by all and most people completed in good time, though many suffered punctures en route, keeping the volunteer mobile puncture repairmen very busy.
A few of the cyclists made unscheduled detours with one being awarded the prize for ‘worst sense of direction’. The award had to be accepted on his behalf because at this point he was still missing in action.
The task now is to collect in money pledged and hopefully reach our ambitious target of £20,000.