Broads Authority staff take on 25km to mark 25 years

Bikes4 Staff at the Broads Authority ran, walked and cycled 25km on Saturday to celebrate the organisation’s 25th anniversary and raise money for projects to protect and nurture Britain’s magical waterland.

In addition to staff journeying from Whitlingham Visitor Centre along the Wherryman’s Way to Loddon there were a number of Broads souvenirs laid in various geocache sites along the route.

Would be treasure hunters can download the co-ordinates and clues from under the name friedagaric.

The journey for staff will ended with a well-earned barbecue washed down with Woodforde’s Flagondry – an ale especially brewed to mark the Authority’s silver anniversary.

All sponsorship raised by the effort will go to the Love the Broads charity, which administers projects to benefit conservation, environment and tourism facilities within the Broads and its immediate surroundings.

Broads Authority Chief Executive Dr John Packman, who was amongst the cyclists, said: “I speak on behalf of all staff and volunteers when I say how proud we are to be part of an organisation that has made such strides in managing and looking after this precious part of the national park family.

“Twenty-five years is a significant milestone and it is important that we celebrate the Authority and all its achievements during that time. It is particularly fitting that we are making the journey along the Wherryman’s Way as helping to establish this route is one of those achievements. “My thanks go to all our staff and volunteers for making everything we have done possible.”

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Thursday 1 January 1970