Suffolk Fire Ride 2015


Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service are hosting their popular annual cycle sportive in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity on 5th July 2015. The event is returning to Eye Fire Station, Suffolk for the second time after being held there previously in 2013.

The event is designed to appeal to a large range of cyclists, whether a club rider or somewhat newer to the sport, and includes three distances from which to choose: 30 miles, 60 miles or 100 miles. All routes start and end at Eye Fire Station in Lambseth Street, Eye, IP23 7AQ, where riders will be rewarded for their efforts with food and refreshment. Each route has been chosen to take in the very best of the beautiful rolling countryside and villages that Suffolk has to offer.

Event Co-Ordinator, Carolyn Crabb explains, “This is a friendly event that invites every level of rider to set and achieve their own personal or team goals, in a fantastic atmosphere and with an entry fee (£15) that doesn’t break the bank. All profits raised will go to The Fire Fighters Charity, supporting injured fire service personnel and their families. The event is managed by volunteers, which I believe is what gives it such a community feel.

The cycle sportive is raising funds for The Fire Fighters Charity – the official organisation which supports injured firefighters. Every year, thousands of firefighters are injured whilst protecting the public. Every 37 seconds in the UK, firefighters are called to an incident, putting their lives on the line, and sometimes sustaining physical injuries whilst carrying out their duties. The Fire Fighters Charity is here for firefighters during their times of need, and assists thousands of individuals every year, by providing pioneering treatment and support services.

Free all day parking has been available for all participants at two local locations. You can register online at the Fire Fighters Charity.

Organised by Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service personnel, this annual event is designed to be a truly inclusive community event for Suffolk that encourages everyone to get behind our Council’s initiative to become ‘Suffolk – Most Active County’.


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