The 'Women on Wheels' (WoW) cycling event in Bury St Edmunds, scheduled for Sunday 5th July has been cancelled for this year.
The mass participation cycling event, organised by Abbeycroft Leisure in partnership with Suffolk County Council is one of four WoW events across Suffolk and has become a popular summer fixture over the last 6 years in Bury.
The all-female cycling event was due to have a new start location in 2020, from Skyliner Sports Centre, taking in 3 new routes around some beautiful Suffolk countryside.
Tracey Loynds, development director at Abbeycroft Leisure said:
“Naturally we’re all extremely disappointed to have to cancel this years event, but we had to base our decision on a number of factors."
"British Cycling extended its suspension on all sanctioned cycling activities until the end of June, and although our event isn’t until early July, we felt we could not promote an event during the current Coronavirus pandemic"
“Also, with many of our staff and partner organisation’s staff on 'Furlough' we simply do not have the resource to manage the preparation required”
“However, our WoW event in Sudbury is still scheduled and we would encourage any ladies that would have taken part in the Bury event to now come and take part in Sudbury instead.”
The event in Sudbury is scheduled for Sunday 20th September and starts from Acton Village Hall, with a 20 or 50 mile route and registrations will be open soon.
Women on Wheels events are aimed at non-cyclists and existing cyclists alike, with routes of an achievable distance, and are open to all ages.
To find out more about WoW Sudbury visit https://www.acleisure.com/community/events/women-on-wheels-wow