Cyclists’ efforts raise thousands for St Nicholas Hospice Care

Cyclists used their pedal power to raise more than £3,400 for a local hospice.

Some 85 riders pulled on their helmets and saddled up in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care on Sunday and took part in the charity’s 60-mile charity cycle challenge The Edge.

So far, the event has resulted in £3,471.46, for the charity, which provides services and support for those across West Suffolk and Thetford in the final chapters of their lives, but that figure could go up as sponsorship from riders continues to come in.

Charlie De-Moore, hospice events fundraiser, said: “Thank you to all of the cyclists who took part in this year’s Edge cycle ride. It was a brilliant day, and we are so grateful that so many riders decided to take on the challenge.

“Completing a 60-mile cycle ride on a very warm July day certainly isn’t an easy challenge, but all of our riders were absolutely amazing.

“We are also grateful to all of our wonderful volunteers who gave their time on the day, our event sponsors, Bury St Edmunds Skoda and Magila Rosso for their support and the rugby club. Events like The Edge make such a difference to us and the people we support.”

The event, which was sponsored by Skoda Bury St Edmunds part of the Vindis Group, followed a carefully selected route set within the hospice’s catchment area offering beautiful views of the Suffolk countryside.

Setting off from Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club the circular route saw cyclists’ first head towards Thurston, continuing to Walsham le Willows, Finningham, Old Newton, Wetherden, Buxhall, Hitcham, Monks Eleigh, Little Waldingfield, Lavenham, Cockfield and Rushbrooke before returning to the rugby club. 

Pictured above are some of the 85 riders ready to set off for The Edge cycle challenge, which raised more than £3,000 for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

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