Norfolk Cycle Challenge to celebrate 250 years of NNUH

A new cycle challenge has been set by the Norfolk and Norwich Hospitals Charity in celebration of the hospital’s 250th anniversary.

The fitness fundraising challenge is part of the celebrations to mark the special anniversary in our county’s healthcare history, allowing the charity to also celebrate 250 years of philanthropy.

Work began on original hospital in St Stephens, in the heart of Norwich city centre, began in 1771 and opened for patients in 1772 with 100 beds, all of which could only happen with the generosity of donations. The hospital was later rebuilt at the present Colney Lane site and opened to patients in 2001.

For 2022, the N&N Hospitals Charity is challenging everyone to participate in the Norfolk Village Cycle Challenge. Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced cyclist, we want you to get on your bike to fundraise and or donate in multiples of £25 to represent the 250 years of charitable donations that has benefited our NHS hospital.

Among the challenges are to cycle to and around as many of Norfolk’s villages and towns; choose to cycle 2.5, 25 or 250 miles to mark our anniversary or even tailor an option to suit your own specific requirements, ability and timelines.

The aim is to have fun fundraising and to go out and visit the amazing landmarks around our beautiful county.

To find out more and download your pack: or

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