St Edmund’s Wheel ride will raise cash for good causes

St Edmund's Wheel charity bike ride
St Edmund's Wheel charity bike ride
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Organisers of this year’s St Edmund’s Wheel bike ride are hoping for fair weather for the hundreds of riders who will raise thousands for charity on June 9.

The Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds will see cyclists of all calibres arrive to take part in five different cycle routes around the West Suffolk countryside.

As more and more people are taking up cycling, organisers have increased the choice of rides which will raise funds for St Nicholas Hospice Care and the Bury Free Press Beat It! appeal which is aiming to raise money for a prostate cancer scanner at West Suffolk Hospital.

This is the 16th ride organised by the three-man team of Brian Hurrell, Ian Turner, of Abbey Motor Factors, and Steve Laycock, from Pro Flat Group. Last year, the event raised £25,000 for charities.

The bike ride caters for the serious cyclists as well as the family and for those that don’t cycle there’s also some fun with the duck race on the River Lark which is staged at 1pm in the Abbey Gardens.

Organisers will be selling ducks in Bury St Edmunds town centre near Moyse’s Hall Museum on Saturday (June 1).

There are five cycle routes - 15 miles, 25,50, 75 and 100 and these are integrated so people can choose to vary their distances en route.

Families applications and cyclists raising more than £75 will also receive a free day pass to Abbeycroft Leisure.

Entry to the ride is £17.50, adults, £9.50, children, and families £45.

You can fill in the entry form here and take it along on the day or go to www.stedmundswheel.org.uk