Gallery: Hundreds of cyclists get on their bikes for St Elizabeth Hospice Suffolk Coast Bike Ride

St Elizabeth Hospice’s Suffolk Coast Bike Ride at Glemham Hall, near Woodbridge. Cyclists can choose

St Elizabeth Hospices Suffolk Coast Bike Ride at Glemham Hall, near Woodbridge. Cyclists can choose from a 35 mile or more challenging 60 mile route. Pictured - Essex Roads cycling club. - Credit: Archant

On yer bike Suffolk!

More than 1,500 cyclists saddled up for the Suffolk Coast Bike Ride starting and finishing at Glemham Hall near Woodbridge yesterday.

And all that pedal power raised a whopping £15,000 for St Elizabeth Hospice.

About 1,600 cyclists turned out for the fundraiser which saw participants cycle either a 35-mile or 60-mile route.

Emily Sullivan, St Elizabeth Hospice’s events fundraiser, said: “It was a fantastic turnout of cyclists, and it was a beautiful day for the event, making the Suffolk countryside look even more stunning as the participants cycled through it.

“While we haven’t had confirmation of the total sponsorship pledged, we hope to raise around £15,000.

“This would be an incredible amount to raise from this event and I would like to thank all the cyclists, those who sponsored them and all our volunteers who helped make this event such a success

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“The money will help us continue to improve life for people living with a progressive illness in East Suffolk and South Norfolk.”

St Elizabeth Hospice costs £9.1million a year to run and it relies on fundraising events such as the Suffolk Coast Bike Ride as well as donations and the income generated from its shops to meet the majority of its costs.