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Cycling festival Pedal Norfolk will host new 70-mile road race at Holkham

PUBLISHED: 14:05 14 February 2017 | UPDATED: 10:16 15 February 2017

Cyclists on the Holkham Estate, taking part in the 'Pedal Norfolk' weekend last year. Picture Ian Burt.

Cyclists on the Holkham Estate, taking part in the 'Pedal Norfolk' weekend last year. Picture Ian Burt.

Organisers of a cycling festival at Holkham Hall have announced a new 70-mile road race as part of the three-day event.

The Eastern Counties closed road race will take place on the first day of Pedal Norfolk on Saturday, May 27, starting at 5pm. It will circle a 10km loop starting outside Holkham Hall it is open to 75 category two, three and four riders racing nine laps of the course, totalling 113km or 70 miles.

It is organised and run by specialist online bike business Fatbirds and managing director Peter Flett, said: “There are very few closed road races across the country, so being able to run one on such a great cycling weekend in such incredible scenery is very special. We’ve ensured that it will be a challenging course, so it will be exciting for spectators to watch too.”

To enter the road race go online to www.britishcycling.org.uk.

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