THERE is no duck-ing out of this year’s St Edmund’s Wheel as fund-raising organisers push to make a race on the river even better than previous years.
They will be outside The Apex in Bury St Edmunds tomorrow, trying to sell as many ducks as they can ahead of the big race next weekend.
The race takes place immediately after the bike rides in the Abbey Gardens at 1pm on Sunday.
The duck race is now in its third year but Ian Turner, one of the organisers, said they are hoping to get more people involved this year. “We sold about 600 ducks last year. We would like to sell 1,000, may be even 2,000 this year. It’s all for good causes,” he said.
And with a first prize of £200 you would have to be quackers not to take part.
The ducks cost £2 each – proceeds from the race and the St Edmund’s Wheel will go to St Nicholas Hospice Care and other local charities.
The bike event meanwhile features 50, 25, and 15 mile challenges, all on new routes. For more including details of how to enter visit www.stedmundswheel.org.uk or contact Brian Hurrell on 01284 761837.