Riders on their marks for Beat It!

St Edmund's Wheel charity bike ride
St Edmund's Wheel charity bike ride

More than 350 riders have already signed up for what is set to be a glorious St Edmund’s Wheel Charity ride this Sunday.

With the weather set fair, Sunday will see hundreds of cyclists pouring forth from the Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds and heading off for rides of up to 100 miles.

Brian Hurrell, from St Edmunds Wheel, said the sunshine should make for ideal conditions.

“There’s plenty going on during the day and we’ve already had a big response so we are all set.

“There’s going to be music, a barbecue, the duck race and people can sign up on the day or in advance,” he said.

Funds raised on the day will be going to our Beat It! Appeal and St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Riders can choose to take part in routes of 15, 30, 50, 75 or 100 miles. Sign-up starts from 7am.

Entry costs £17.50 for adults, £9.50 for children and families (two adults and two children) pay £45.

All the money raised goes to charity and riders also get free entry to the duck race with a chance to win £200.

Pre-booked families will also get a day pass for Abbeycroft Leisure.

Following the race, music and food will accompany the race at 1pm.

The bike ride is the first of three charity events St Edmund’s Wheel is holding this year. On September 15, a 100 mile ride to Aldeburgh and back will be taking place.

Entry is £40, with hot food and refreshments on your return.

On October 13, an off-road event will be taking place in King’s Forest. Entry is £15.

Both rides will raise money for Beat It! and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

For more information and to enter the rides, go to www.stedmundswheel.org.uk