Call for marshals at Women on Wheels charity cycle race in Bury St Edmunds

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Organisers of a charity cycle ride in Bury St Edmunds this summer are calling for volunteers to help make it a success.

Women on Wheels, which takes place on Sunday, July 5 in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care, is in need of marshals to help out on the day.

Inspired by the Friends Life Women’s Tour, the event starts and finishes in Nowton Park, with participants choosing between five, 20 and 50 mile routes through countryside paths around Bury.

The first event in 2014 had 100 participants and raised a total of £3,628.58 for the hospice.

Organisers are calling for marshals to help line the route and ensure the vent is safe and successful for the women and girls taking part.

Volunteers would be needed from around 8am until 2pm at the latest.

Jordan Hughes, St Nicholas Hospice Care community fund-raiser, said: “We really need marshals to help us make Women on Wheels as much fun as possible.

“Marshalling is enjoyable, but at the same time volunteers will be helping to raise funds for a worthy cause and helping the Hospice to make living with dying better for people facing long-term and life-threatening illnesses.”

The race which inspired it, the Friends Life Women’s Tour, had its inaugural event last year.

After finishing its route in Bury in 2014, this year’s challenge will see 100 of the world’s top female cyclists set off from Angel Hill on June 17.

The race, hosted entirely within Suffolk, is due to finish in Aldeburgh on June 21.

For more information about marshalling at Women on Wheels or to register your interest, contact Jordan on or call 01284 715597.

To register for Women on Wheels, go to Entry costs £15.