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270 mile bike ride in just 27 hours – Help For Heroes inspires 4 ‘weekend’ cyclists.

Four keen ‘weekend’ cyclists  from Newmarket are taking on the challenge to push themselves beyond their limits to achieve a goal on behalf of Help for Heroes.

The popular Help For Heroes, 100 mile Dawn Raid takes place from Tedworth House to London on Sunday 8th June but the Newmarket team decided to extend this ride even further. Leaving the centre of Newmarket in Suffolk they will head South West to cycle to Tedworth House recovery centre in Tidworth, Wiltshire where they will spend a few hours with some of our soldiers before the official ride starts in the early hours of Sunday morning. The unsupported ride on the Saturday will see them cover circa 170 miles. The total riding experience is a grand total of 270 miles in just 27 hours.



The team, (Lto R) David Buist, Jake Woolf, Gareth Godfrey, Owen Wilson, have currently raised £3,922.46 for Help For Heroes.

Gareth Godfrey, Director of Godfrey and Hicks Builders says:

“We are sure that you will agree that 270 miles in a little over 24hours with no sleep is a small sacrifice to make on behalf of such a fantastic charity that supports some of the strongest and most determined people we have had the opportunity to meet. Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure.

All of this means that we are able to support wounded, sick and injured servicemen, women and veterans with the support they need and deserve.”



Local Theatre: Acorn Antiques – The Musical!

Acorn Antiques – The Musical!


Directed by Eric Maguire

Musical Direction by Mark Aldous

Choreography by Andy Thorpe

 Limited chances left to see this tickling musical. Book your tickets here:

Last night I headed to a venue that felt like home between the ages of 13 and 18, The Kings Theatre. NOMADS are currently mid-way through their run of the very funny,  Acorn Antiques – the musical by comedian Victoria Wood.

Acorn Antiques developed from a cult sketch in one of comedian, Victoria Wood’s TV series into a full-length musical.

Without sharing any spoilers there is a serious sense of fun throughout the show but it is also, quite simply, a really good musical!

The cast work well to maintain a good pace whilst keeping the audience engaged and laughing. The TV version of the show purposely missed cues and delivered corny gags directly to the audience. The NOMADS cast did exactly this. Slapstick comedy is no easy task but the talent of the actors on stage and even in the wings (the Hartley duo) meant that this purposely cheesy acting was successfully achieved!

The entire cast deserve a huge pat on the back but I must mention the fantastic performances by both Kate Nolan as Mrs O and Tim McCormick as Mr Clifford. The timing and delivery of their lines complimented with their exceptional acting had the audience in absolute stitches. Both Nolan and McCormick showed huge singing talent in their numbers with Mr Clifford moving the audience with his rendition of Find Her and Mrs O making the audience fall off their seats with her hilarious rendition of Macaroons.

The show runs until Saturday 24th May so buy your tickets before it’s too late: