Over 200 cyclists from around the county and beyond, gathered at Trinity Park near Ipswich yesterday (Sunday 5th September) for the inaugural Ride for Helen Suffolk cycle ride organised by Helen Rollason Cancer Charity raising over £7,000.
The event offered cyclists the chance to sign up for either 65 or 35 mile routes through some of the beautiful Suffolk countryside. Social distancing measures were put in place as required to ensure riders could take part with confidence and guidelines set out by British Cycling were followed. Alongside the main event, Mr Grims Big Bike Bash and Bike Jumble took place on site alongside a selection of vintage bikes and Penny Farthings.
The 65 mile route for the experienced cyclists took them through the villages and towns of Grundisburgh, Clopton Green, Monewden, Kettleburgh, Brandeston, Earl Soham, Saxtead Green, Framlingham, Wickham Market, Tunstall Forest, Chillesford, Melton and Woodbridge. Whilst the 35 mile route passed through Grundisburgh, Clopton Green, Monewden, Sutton Hoo, Easton, Wickham Market, Ufford, Melton and Woodbridge. Both routes showed off the stunning Suffolk countryside with marshals and arrows guiding the way.
The Helen Rollason Cancer Charity is dedicated to championing quality of life for everyone living with or affected by cancer through the provision of support centres, complementary therapies, information and advice and support groups. We support men and women with all types of cancer at all stages – whether newly diagnosed or longer-term, throughout treatment and after treatment is completed.
For more information please visit www.rideforhelen.co.uk or call 01245 380719.