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Bury Goes Biking to transform town centre into traffic-free cycle route

Bury St Edmunds town centre will be transformed into a traffic-free cycle route next month with the return of a popular event.

Following the success of last year’s first Bury Goes Biking, cyclists of all ages and abilities will be able to ride on a closed road route on Sunday, September 29 between 10am to 2pm - and participants are being urged to register.

It will start and finish in Buttermarket, taking in Market Square, Cornhill, Whiting Street, Westgate Street, Bridewell Lane, Angel Hill and Abbeygate Street.

Last year's Bury Goes Biking. Picture: Phil Morley Photography
Last year's Bury Goes Biking. Picture: Phil Morley Photography

Town and District Cllr Ann Williamson said: “Our beautiful historic town centre was laid out before cars and we have closed the roads for this event, so that riders of all ages and abilities can enjoy the streets in a new way.

“This is a perfect opportunity to get reacquainted with your bike, bring your family and perhaps start a longer cycling journey.”

The event is being organised by Abbeycroft Leisure with funding from Bury St Edmunds Town Council and support from West Suffolk Council, Suffolk County Council, Bury Sport and West Suffolk Wheelers.

Bury Goes Biking route map
Bury Goes Biking route map

It is free to enter and riders are encouraged to donate or fund-raise for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Warren Smyth, chief executive of Abbeycroft Leisure, said after a busy summer of cycling events, they were ‘very pleased to be working in partnership to bring this family-friendly cycling event to the town’.

To register, visit www.acleisure.com/bury-goes-biking

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