A popular women-only cycling event will be returning to Suffolk for the first time in three years later this spring.
Women on Wheels is set to see hundreds of female cyclists take to the streets of Eye and the surrounding countryside on May 22, three years after it held its last event in the county.
The initiative had been forced to cancel events due to the coronavirus restrictions, but organisers now “can’t wait” to get going again and support its charity partner, the blossom charity.
Emily Orford, founder of event organisers Fit Together Studio, said: “We’re excited to be organising a Women on Wheels event in Eye for the first time this year.
“Women on Wheels is a fantastic initiative, encouraging women and girls to get active and have fun through cycling.
“We are especially proud to partner with the blossom charity, which provides invaluable services to help those in need achieve their goals.
“We can’t wait to see women put the pedal to the metal and enjoy a ride through one of Suffolk’s most beautiful market towns.”
Normally taking place in towns across the country, Women on Wheels aims to encourage more women to get involved in cycling while raising money for local charities.
The initiative comes as part of Suffolk County Council’s push to make Suffolk the most active county in the country.
This event’s charity partner, the blossom charity, aims to inspire confidence in women and men through one-to-one coaching, workshops and style consultation so that they can make long lasting changes to their lives.
This May’s event will be split between 10-mile and 20-mile routes, starting from Eye Community Centre and taking riders through the surrounding villages.
Any cyclist who raises £250 or more will receive a special blossom charity T-shirt as a thank you for their support.
Entry to the event is priced at £10 for 10-mile riders and £15 for those taking part on the 20-mile route. Discounted prices are available for under 16s accompanied by an adult.
More information and details on how to secure a place can be found at www.fittogetherstudio.co.uk/wow.
Information on other Women on Wheels events can be found at: https://www.wowsuffolk.org.uk/.
For more information about the blossom charity and the programmes they run, please go to www.theblossomcharity.co.uk.
[Main photo credit: Andy Abbott – taken at a previous WOW Suffolk event in Bury St Edmunds]
[Photo credit: the blossom charity – L-R Amanda Church and Clare Jackson trialling the route]
the blossom charity aims to help women and men be the best they can. The charity offers coaching courses that aim to make a positive difference to all aspects of life, from understanding who you are and what motivates you, through to how to make the best of the resources you have. These courses, funded by the charity, are designed to help people find their confidence and make the changes in their life that they would like to achieve their goals.