Bike ride will raise money for Beat It and breast unit

St Edmund Wheel founder member Ian Turner has organised a charity bike ride to the coast for the West Suffolk Hospital Charity
St Edmund Wheel founder member Ian Turner has organised a charity bike ride to the coast for the West Suffolk Hospital Charity

A keen cyclist has organised a charity bike ride to raise funds for West Suffolk Hospital.

Ian Turner, from Thurston, has arranged a 100-mile cycle between Bury St Edmunds and Aldeburgh on Sunday, September 15.

Beat It

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The funds will be split between our Beat It! appeal to raise money for a new prostate cancer probe and the hospital’s breast unit.

The founder member of St Edmunds Wheel, and joint-owner of Bury-based Abbey Motor Factors, has also planned an alternative 50-mile route for the day.

Mr Turner has already raised more than £10,000 for the hospital’s charity after celebrating his 60th birthday last year by taking part in a range of fund-raising events.

He also organised the St Edmunds Wheel bike ride earlier this summer, which saw 700 riders take to the roads to raise money for the hospital and other charities.

Ian said: “The St Edmunds Wheel cycle ride in June was a wonderful event and encouraged me to hold a couple of smaller charity events.

“The Bury to Aldeburgh route has its challenging moments but it also takes in some of the most beautiful areas of Suffolk.”

To enter the Bury to coast and back ride, cyclists need to pay a £40 entry fee in advance or £50 on the day.

The fee includes a two-course meal and refreshments along the route.

For more information or an entry form for either ride, contact 01284 761837.