Visitors to the Suffolk Show encouraged to get on their bike for the event

Deputy show director George Harris, senior steward for health and safety Mike Warner, show director Bill Baker, and collecting ring steward Nick Watts, together with Tanya Griffiths, elite cyclist, member of Velosure Starley Primal racing team and founder of the Women's Eastern Racing League from Suffolk's Year of Cycling. ANL-150429-160518001
Deputy show director George Harris, senior steward for health and safety Mike Warner, show director Bill Baker, and collecting ring steward Nick Watts, together with Tanya Griffiths, elite cyclist, member of Velosure Starley Primal racing team and founder of the Women's Eastern Racing League from Suffolk's Year of Cycling. ANL-150429-160518001

Organisers of the Suffolk Show are encouraging people to cycle to this year’s event in a new initiative.

A free cycle park will be set up at the main entrance of Trinity Park, in Felixstowe Road, which will be equipped with designated storage racks.

Suffolk Show logo ANL-150429-161003001

Suffolk Show logo ANL-150429-161003001

A team from Suffolk’s ‘Year of Cycling’ campaign have drawn up a series of cycling maps to help people get from home to the show, which is on May 27 and 28.

Show director Bill Baker said: “Suffolk is a wonderful county for cycling, thankfully relatively flat and full of the amazing sights and sounds of nature as you travel along, which fortunately we as farmers are close to most of the time. We want to encourage families to enjoy these, get active and visit the show on two wheels.”

Cycle maintenance and advice workshops will be at the show.

There will also be displays about the elite cycle events visiting the county later this year which include the grand depart of the Friends Life Women’s Tour, in Bury St Edmunds on June 17, and the penultimate stage of the Men’s Tour finish, in Ipswich on September 12. To win a pair of tickets to the VIP enclosure at the Women’s Tour or Men’s Tour events, answer a question relating to the event you would like to attend by visiting www.suffolkshow/suffolkshow/competitions

The closing date is May 8 at midnight. To view the cycling maps, visit www.suffolkshow.co.uk/suffolkshow/howtofindus