Organisers hail Women on Wheels event as ‘truly remarkable event’

The Women on Wheels event in Sudbury has been hailed a success by organisers Picture: SSL

The Women on Wheels event in Sudbury has been hailed a success by organisers Picture: SSL - Credit: Archant

Organisers have hailed the Women on Wheels event in Sudbury as a resounding success after 126 women and girls took part in the popular cycle ride.

The event, which took place on Sunday, September 16, and raised money for St Nicholas Hospice Care, started and finished at Acton Village Hall, with a five, 20 or 50-mile route through Acton and surrounding villages available.

Margaret Maybury, Babergh District Council’s cabinet member for communities, who started each ride at the event, said: “I was delighted to be able to open the WOW cycle ride event last Sunday at Acton Village Hall.

“It was great to see so many young girls, some as young as nine, excited to join in with inspirational adults.

“Congratulations to everyone who took part, volunteered, donated and supported the event – we couldn’t have done it without the community coming together, having some fun and getting active.”

Tracey Loynds, chief executive of organisers South Suffolk Leisure, said: “This is our fourth WOW event and we are delighted to report that they just get better and better.

“The amazing stories and friendship that are forged while cycling around the beautiful countryside of Suffolk makes WOW a truly remarkable event.

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“We have already started to plan for the fifth anniversary when we will be inviting little ones to really get involved on a grass route.

“A big thank you goes out to all of our sponsors and volunteers, we could not do this without you.”

St Nicholas Hospice Care’s community fundraiser George Chilvers said: “WoW Sudbury is a great fundraiser for the hospice, as we rely heavily on the local community to help us continue making living with dying better.

“As the palliative care provider for Sudbury, it’s so important for us to get support from the town – this event is doing just that.”

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