The Samaritans Heritage Ride team set off for a leg of their ride from King’s Lynn’s Custom House to Lincoln on Tuesday. Below, Rachel Goldsmith and Richard James. Picture: Ian Burt

A Samaritans fundraising cycle ride from London to York passed through King’s Lynn, with the town’s Samaritans trustee getting on the saddle.

The Samaritans Heritage Ride team set off from London on Saturday and arrived in York yesterday (Thursday).

The ride was split into six legs from London to Colchester, Newmarket/Cambridge, Lynn, Lincoln, Hull and York.

The Lynn leg left the Custom House for a 67-mile trip to Lincoln on Tuesday, with King’s Lynn Samaritans trustee Richard James joining the group for that section of the ride.

A spokesperson said: “Why a ‘Heritage’ ride? Simply because we’re visiting some of the most impressive Roman and medieval towns and cities in the country, as well as cycling through some of England’s most celebrated countryside, including the lovely King’s Lynn.”

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