Gallery: Second-annual East Bergholt Bomb-Along for Alzheimer’s Society attracts 230 cyclists

Paul Nixon has organised the Bergholt Bomb Along bike ride in aid of the Alzheimer's Society.

Paul Nixon has organised the Bergholt Bomb Along bike ride in aid of the Alzheimer's Society. - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

Hundreds of fundraisers took part in a second-annual charity bike ride raising cash for the Alzheimer’s Society today.

A total of 230 people competed in the East Bergholt Bomb-Along, which featured 20-mile, 40-mile and 60-mile routes starting from East Bergholt High School.

Organiser Paul Nixon, who lives in Pinewood, Ipswich but grew up in East Bergholt, said the inaugural event raised £2,150 for the Alzheimer’s Society last year when 187 cyclists took part.

The 33-year-old has set a fundraising total of £3,000 this year and said he was inspired to organise the charity cycle ride in honour of his nanna Eileen Nixon. She developed Alzheimer’s disease when aged in her 70s and died two years ago at the age of 90.

Mr Nixon said: “I spent six weeks organising it last year and it went really well and everyone said ‘are you going to do it again next year?’


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“So it’s become a regular thing now and it went really well today. We had a couple of minor accidents but nothing we couldn’t control and the weather remained nice.

“I’d like to thank everyone who competed and volunteered.”

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