Bury St Edmunds has been chosen to host the finish of the five-day inaugural Women’s Tour.
That’s a real coup for the town and one we should all capitalise on.
Cyling is huge in the UK – the likes of Sean Kelly and Sir Chris Boardman giving way to the newest stars on two wheels such as Hoy, Cavendish and Wiggins.
But women’s cycling has come to the fore, too – who can forget our very own queen of the track, Mildenhall Cycling CLub’s Victoria Pendleton’s glories in recent years.
Sunday, May 11, is the date for your diary when the very best British riders will be spearheading the race, including Olympic stars Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell and Dani King, who together won gold in the team pursuit at the London 2012 Olympics; and Lizzie Armistead, who took silver in the road race.
Bury will be on the map on a national scale and it’s an opportunity for everyone to come together and show the UK what a gem of a town we have here in West Suffolk.