Over 200 cyclists registered to take part in St Elizabeth Hospice’s first ever Suffolk Sportive, on Sunday 26th April.
The event which raised thousands of pounds for the local charity saw cyclists take on one of four routes; a challenging 80 mile, a 40 mile, and family 10 mile or an off-road 8 mile circuit, all starting and finishing at the beautiful Alton Water.
Joanne Rodger, Events and Challenges Fundraiser at St Elizabeth Hospice, said: “It’s great that so many people turned out to take part in the event, or to cheer on and support others, despite the rain.
“Thank you to everyone who attended and to the volunteers who helped out prior to and on the day of the event. To have raised this amount is fantastic, as every penny goes towards providing vital care to local people living with a progressive illness, and their families and carers.”
Hospice supporter, Adrian Rawlinson, said: “It’s great to see so many people turn up to cycle for such a great cause. I am cycling the 80 mile route as part of my training for the Hospice Team 100 London to Paris event in September –it’s all getting a bit real now! But I’m really looking forward to it.”
Hospice Team 100 will see 100 St Elizabeth Hospice supporters cycle from London to Paris in September, raising a total of £100,000 for the local charity. There are still places to join Adrian and be part of the 100, to find out more come along to an information evening at the Hospice on Tuesday 5th May from 6.30pm-7.30pm or click here.
If you took part in the Suffolk Sportive and would like to see your recorded chip time click here.