Organisers hope for fair weather

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BRIAN Hurrell will be hoping to keep the rain clouds at bay when he opens his curtains in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday morning.

The weather traditionally plays a big part in the success of the annual St Edmund’s Wheel bike ride and challenge walks with dry weather likely to boost numbers by 30 per cent.

“It makes a considerable amount of difference. Last year we had 180 people register on the day, out of the 610 that took part,” said Brian, one of the founding organisers of the St Edmund’s Wheel.

“There are lots registering in advance. They are coming in thick and fast. We are just hoping for good weather on the day.”

It is not too late to get involved. There is a choice of 15, 25, 50 and 100 mile routes for the bike ride which sets off from the Abbey Gardens, while the walks, which set off from the rugby club, include 15 and 26 mile routes, as well as a six mile guided walk in the town centre.

Both events will be raise cash for charities including St Nicholas Hospice Care, armed forces charities and the Bury Free Press helping hands appeal.

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