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Published June 16, 2022

Tour of Suffolk cycle ride a success

Town stars of the past were among a group of more than 40 cyclists completing a 160 mile ride through Suffolk. Former players Simon Milton, Terry Butcher, Matt Holland, Titus Bramble and Luke Varney were part of the group arriving back at Portman Road on Monday evening.

Day one of the trip began at Portman Road early Sunday morning before travelling up through the Suffolk countryside with stops at Eye Co-op, The Black Swan in Homersfield and The Swan in Loddon before finishing at Potters Resort in Hopton-On-Sea.

Day two kicked off at 9am with multiple stops throughout the day whilst travelling down the Suffolk coast. A total of 160 miles were cycled across the two days with all cyclists crossing the finish line at 17:30 on Monday evening

Speaking on Monday, Ipswich Town Foundation Trustee, Matt Holland said “It has been a great experience. There are loads of great people, from all different backgrounds. It’s been brilliant – the camaraderie, the togetherness, the teamwork. It’s been fantastic.”

“The weather has been perfect, the wind has been helpful. The generosity in such difficult times has been phenomenal. We’re really grateful that so many people have been able to help us. It’s been a fabulous effort from everyone.”

All proceeds from the ride will be split between Ipswich Town Foundation and Futurestars Charity which supports underprivileged children in Ghana and Togo.

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