To celebrate the finish of the inaugural Women’s Tour, Cycle Suffolk is inviting ladies to join in the fun with a charity cycle ride in aid of St Nicholas Hospice care.
The top female cyclists from around the world will cross the finishing line at Bury’s Angel Hill on May 11 after a gruelling five-day ride around the country.
But before the race rides into town, local cyclists can join in the day’s fun in the Women on Wheels charity ride from 8am at Charter Square.
Participants can choose from a short five mile course or a longer 20- mile route.
Lucy Alfred, Events Officer at St Nicholas Hospice Care, said: “This is going to be a really fun challenge for women and girls of all ages so we’re looking forward to cheering them over the line.”
The event is being organised by Cycle Suffolk with help from Mildenhall Cycling Club and West Suffolk Wheelers supported by Suffolk Sport and Abbeycroft Leisure.
St Edmundsbury Borough Council Deputy Leader Sara Mildmay-White said she was looking forward to welcoming cyclists to the charity ride on the day hundreds of international cyclists cross the finish line.
“This promises to be a truly memorable event and I hope as many people as possible are inspired to take part,” she said.
“It will be supportive, enjoyable, and a chance to discover the excellent cycle path network around Bury St Edmunds. “I am proud the town is hosting the prestigious Women’s Tour but I will be cheering every person crossing their finishing line, charity cyclists and international stars alike.”
Abbots Green Primary School pupil Victoria Asher, eight, who is taking part in the charity race on May 11, said she was looking forward to the big day.
“It will be great to see the famous riders - I am very excited about that.
“I really like cycling but I like going downhill more because it’s not as hard as going uphill.”
To take part in the race you can register at www.suffolksport.com/wow.
The event costs £10 to enter but is free to any under 16 accompanied by a paying adult.