Weekend’s Beat It! bike ride cancelled

Beat-It! is one of the charities that will benefit from St Edmunds Whee's June bike ride
Beat-It! is one of the charities that will benefit from St Edmunds Whee's June bike ride
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A special cycle ride organised by St Edmunds Wheel cycle club in support of our Beat-It! appeal has been cancelled for lack of cyclists.

The club had organised an extra event next Sunday in support of our appeal to buy a new prostate probe for West Suffolk Hospital and for the hospital’s breast cancer unit. It offered a choice of a 50ml or a 100ml ride through the heart of Suffolk, followed by a meal.

But St Edmunds Wheel’s Brian Hurrell said today: “We had a very poor response, which is disappointing because we had put a lot of work into it. I just think there are so many things going on these days for people to raise money.”

The club expect to raise about £20,000 from their annual Bury ride in June and Beat-It! is one of the charities that will benefit from that.

St Edmunds Wheel’s first Bury ride 15 years ago attracted only 60 riders and raised about £1,100, but Brian said that since then they have raised in excess of £200,000 for various charities.

They have also arranged 10 and 20 miles off-road rides on Sunday October 13 for Beat-It-s and the breast cancer unit. from Culford into Kings Forest, Thetford. First riders go off at 9am. The £20 donation entry fee includes refreshments. Visit www.stedmundswheel.org.uk