Tribute ride to record-breaking Billie Fleming

A group of female cyclists are riding 35 miles in tribute to Billie Fleming on Ride Like Billie Day.

A group of female cyclists are riding 35 miles in tribute to Billie Fleming on Ride Like Billie Day. - Credit: Archant

A group of Bury St Edmunds women are calling for people to get on their bikes and cycle in the tracks of the world record breaking cyclist Billie Fleming next month.

In 1938 Mrs Fleming set the record, which still stands at 29,604 miles, of the most distance cycled in a year by a woman.

Her little-known achievement is being celebrated by a group of women who have now organised their second tribute ride after their first in February.

The ride will take place on July 30 – the same day Mrs Fleming rode from Thetford, through Bury and on to Stowmarket.

Ride organiser Amelia Richardson said: “We have a couple of ladies doing the first leg and currently 16 to ride the second.


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“As well as celebrating Billie’s record, I felt this was also a great opportunity to get women on their bikes.”

If you wish to take part, email Mrs Richardson on girllala@hotmail.com

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