Charity cyclists are offered special opportunity at the Women’s Tour in Bury St Edmunds

Abbeycroft Leisure’s Director of Development Alison Blackwell with cyclist and Women on Wheels part

Abbeycroft Leisures Director of Development Alison Blackwell with cyclist and Women on Wheels participant Ann Williamson and St Nicholas Hospice Care Community Fundraiser Jordan Hughes. - Credit: Contributed

Women are being given the chance to ride out ahead of a major cycling race when it starts in Bury St Edmunds in June.

The organisers of the Women on Wheels charity event, in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care, are offering the opportunity to win one of ten ‘golden tickets’ when they register for the event.

The winners will ride out ahead of the Friends Life Women’s Tour when it begins in Bury on June 17.

Alison Blackwell, director of development at Abbeycroft Leisure, which is organising the charity event, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for 10 of our Women on Wheels Bury St Edmunds participants to have the opportunity to be part of a prestigious group who will ride ahead of the Friends Life Women’s Tour when it starts in Bury St Edmunds on June 17.”

All participants who have signed up to the event on July 5 will also have a chance to win, with everyone registered being entered into a prize draw. The competition will end on May 21 and the prize draw will be made soon after.

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Jordan Hughes, a community fundraiser for St Nicholas Hospice Care, said: “What an amazing opportunity for some very lucky people! I urge as many women and girls out there to sign up and take part. Not only will you be in with a chance of winning a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but you will be helping to fund such important work in the community for those facing life-limiting and/or long-term illnesses.”

Women on Wheels Bury St Edmunds was inspired by the inaugural Friends Life Women’s Tour, which had its exciting finish in the town last year.

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The successful event in which 100 women and girls took part has led to other Women on Wheels rides being set up in the county.

With a route of five, 20 or 50 miles through countryside cycle paths around Bury, last year the event raised £3,268.58 for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

To register visit Entry is £15. To keep up to date with the latest news from the ride like the facebook page

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