Sponsored Bike Ride Report
Our cycling correspondents have submitted the following report.
We did it! Yes, we completed our proposed sponsored bicycle ride and have raised £433.50. We would like to thank everybody who supported our little venture and feel sure the money is going to a very good cause.
We began our ride at 9 a.m. setting off from Quidenham to cycle through the Lophams to Eye, then down to Debenham where we took a break for coffee and sticky buns. We continued due south through Ashbocking, Westerfield and into Ipswich arriving at the hospice in Walker Close at around 1 p.m. Then we cycled through the centre of Ipswich, took a route to Sproughton, Kersey, Great Waldingfield and arrived in Long Melford at about 4 p.m. We had completed 61 miles and decided to call it a day!
On the Sunday we had a leisurely start leaving Long Melford at 11 a.m. and made our way to Clare, before turning off towards Great Wratting, Carlton Green and Six Mile Bottom. At one point we found ourselves pushing our bicycles along a footpath we had mistaken for a national cycle track — a 1.5 mile walk along the side of a dyke! (time consuming but very pleasant) We cycled through Fen Ditton, took the Horningsea road and crossed the River Cam to Milton by way of a footbridge over a lock. Fortunately provision was made by way of a metal ramp to help cyclists push their bikes up two sets of steps, across the bridge and down more steps on the other side (great fun, but need to be reasonable strong).
We found the hospice at Milton, took photographs and had completed 36 miles that day making a total of 97 miles altogether. We had estimated 100, so not far out!
Liz Cargill and Jennie Crohill