Three cyclists who used pedal power to head to fundraising success at Beccles Cycle for Life have received prizes for their efforts.

Held in May, about 200 people have saddled up to take part in the Beccles Cycle for Life charity ride.

Prizes were given to riders who obtained the most sponsorship for their rides in the event, which was organised by the Rotary Club of Beccles.

The top effort came from Lisa Feavyour, who raised £1,000 for charity.

She had overcome serious illness and many people were inspired to help her fundraising.

Joanne Wilson was also rewarded for her fundraising. She is recovering from a fall in which she broke her femur, but looks forward to being able to ride again.

The third winner was Sue Brooham, a regular supporter of the event who raises funds at Gibbs Chippy in Lowestoft where she works part-time and also at Mandarin Cycles.

The prizes were free entry vouchers to the gardens at Somerleyton Hall for a family group of four. 

Lord Somerleyton had originally offered one prize but extended it to three vouchers on a one-off basis to include two other worthy fundraisers.

The head gardener at Somerleyton Hall, Simon Gaches, made the presentations, with the president of Beccles Rotary Club, Toni Watkins-Burton, also present.

Mr Watkins-Burton congratulated and thanked all the winners and chatted about their intentions to support next year’s event, which is on May 12.

The organisers say they are grateful for Lord Somerleyton’s help over many years and also to see him participate in several of the events in the past.

The ride offered participants a choice of five routes from Sir John Leman High School ranging from eight to 50 miles.

Beccles Cycle for Life raised funds for the East Anglian Air Ambulance and the Rotary club’s charitable trust.