Felixstowe Mayor to cycle ‘Coast-to-Coast’

The Mayor of Felixstowe, Cllr Seamus Bennett, will cycle almost 400 miles on a sponsored bike ride this weekend to raise money in support of four Felixstowe-local charities, BOOST Felixstowe, Felixstowe Coast Patrol and Rescue, Felixstowe NCI and Pushchair Pitstop. 

The ride will start in St. David’s, the UK’s smallest city and the most westerly point of mainland England and Wales, on 26th April, concluding on the east coast in Felixstowe on 30th April. 

Seamus will be joined by five Felixstowe friends, Adrian Hine, Pete Hurry, Torben Wood, Shane Connolly and Andrew Horne, all raising money for four local charities.

Pushchair Pitstop is a donation-based service, located in St John’s Church in Felixstowe, providing clothes, toys and other essential household items to young families in need. Felixstowe Coast Patrol and Rescue is Felixstowe’s independent lifeboat charity and has been performing local rescues since 1977. Felixstowe NCI operates from Martello Tower P on the South Seafront of Felixstowe and undertake essential work to monitor the safety of the those along Felixstowe’s coastline. BOOST Felixstowe offers bereavement and counselling support to students at Felixstowe School. 

The ride, which has been organised and is supported by Kwaremont Travel, will be completed across the following stages:

  • 26th April – St David’s to Lampeter (the UK’s smallest university town)
  • 27th April – Lampeter to Knighton (on Offa’s Dyke)
  • 28th April – Knighton to Shakespearean Stratford-upon-Avon
  • 29th April – Warwickshire to Ely, with its imposing cathedral on the Fens of Cambridgeshire
  • 30th April – Ely to Felixstowe

The highest point during the ride will be 1,200 feet on day two; the longest day is the 105 mile stretch, between Stratford and Ely. The journey will conclude to a fanfare at Felixstowe Town Hall at approximately 4pm-4:30pm on Tuesday 30 April. Members of the public are welcomed show their support.

The Mayor is accepting sponsorship via donation to the Mayor of Felixstowe’s Charity Fund. Donations can be made via GoFundMe: www.gofundme.com/f/mayors-coast-to-coast-charity-cycle-ride-400-miles-5-days.

Follow the Mayor’s progress via The Only Way Is East and Mayor of Felixstowe facebook pages here: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61557617190865 and here: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100075951403312