Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 5°C

Search

Gallery: Women gear up for big charity ride in Bury St Edmunds to coincide with Tour of Britain race

10:11 18 March 2014

The launch of the Women on Wheels cycling event on Angel Hill in Bury.

The launch of the Women on Wheels cycling event on Angel Hill in Bury.

Archant

Suffolk women are being urged to gear up for a charity bike ride to coincide with the arrival in Bury St Edmunds of the world’s best female cyclists.

shares

Riders in the Women on Wheels charity cycle challenge will race off on the same day the inaugural Women’s Tour reaches its climax in the town on Sunday, May 11.

The charitable cyclists looking to emulate the likes of Team GB Olympic medallists Laura Trott and Dani King can choose from either a five or 20-mile course, starting in Bury’s Charter Square and winding through the west Suffolk countryside before concluding at the Abbey Gardens.

All funds from the event will go to St Nicholas Hospice Care, with Mildenhall Cycling Club and the West Suffolk Wheelers and Triathlon Club working with organisers Cycle Suffolk and supporters Suffolk Sport and Abbeycroft Leisure to make the event a fantastic fundraiser.

Joseph Young, from Cycle Suffolk, said: “Sunday, May 11, will be a celebration of all things cycling and in particular women’s cycling.

“We hope Women on Wheels will become an annual event and encourage people who have not been on a bike for a while to have a go. The routes are designed to be an achievable distance and the event will be friendly. There is no competition and it will be a great starter ride.”

St Edmundsbury Borough Council deputy leader, councillor Sara Mildmay-White, said she was looking forward to welcoming participants of the charity cycle ride in the Abbey Gardens on the same day that hundreds of international female cyclists arrive on Bury’s Angel Hill.

She added: “This promises to be a truly memorable event and I hope as many people as possible are inspired to take part.

“It will be supportive, enjoyable, and a chance to discover the excellent cycle path network around Bury St Edmunds.

“I am proud that the town is hosting the prestigious Women’s Tour, but I will be cheering every person crossing their finishing lines, charity cyclists and international stars alike.”

The charity rides start at 8am and 8.30am respectively, with registration from 7am. It costs £10 to enter – free for under 16s who are accompanied by a paying adult – with participants receiving a goody bag. There will be a limited number of loan bikes available and a pre-event maintenance class.

For information or to register visit www.suffolksport.com/wow

shares

0 comments

Air Training Cadets corps parading through Felixstowe to mark 75th anniversary of the movement

A number of air training cadets paraded through two Suffolk towns today to mark 75 years of the movement.

Artist's impression of The Wonderhouse in Colchester

A heritage centre project expected to showcase artefacts from the history of Britain’s oldest recorded town will not be going ahead as planned after representatives decided not to pursue further funding to complete the concept.

Town fans at QPR's Loftus Road ground on Saturday

There was late heartbreak for Ipswich Town’s 3,000 travelling fans as the Blues went down 1-0 at Queens Park Rangers.

Swans - outrage as swans killed in Sudbury Meadows

Police are investigating after a swan was allegedly killed and its body dumped in a hedge on the Sudbury meadows.

Major-General Townshend, Khalil Pasha and other unidentified officers after the surrender of the Kut garrison in 1916

The siege of Kut-al-Amarah... It hasn’t been looking good for the allied soldiers. Can they turn the tables? Mike Peters Galloway’s resident military historian, discovers what happened next in Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) 100 years ago

Bev Lambert, left, of the Over The Rainbow charity with the Moore familiy - Sarah and Kevin Moore with children Curtis (15), Ellie (12), Bethany (7) and Rhys (4).

An appeal to help a Suffolk family coping with a severely autistic child who is unable to sleep through the night has reached its target – after an anonymous donation for the full amount.

Charity evening on the ice at Winter Wondeland in Colchester

Suppliers, small businesses and individuals have “little chance” of getting any of the quarter of a million pounds they are owed from the collapse of Colchester’s outdoor ice rink.

Freston Tower

Dendrochronology is the scientific art of dating timber by comparing the patterns in the end grain of a sample from the building in question with the known growth of typical trees at the time, writes John Norman, of the Ipswich Society.

Tracy Root with Ruff and Tumble... or Tumble and Ruff. 'I definitely love cats as much as dogs, but I think dogs give you more back than a cat'

The BBC has set the cat among the pigeons with the launch of a short series with a provocative title – Cats v Dogs: Which is Best?

QD Stores logo

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing a disturbance at an Ipswich branch of QD.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24

to top arrow

Back to top