On Saturday 8th September, the 31st Annual Sponsored Bike Ride took place on a glorious sunny day. An estimated 3000 people sailed along country lanes, through recently harvested fields and sleepy villages, calling in at churches and chapel. They rested aching limbs and refreshed themselves with cool drinks, and enjoyed the beauty and peace of a Suffolk church. It is too soon to say how much was raised, but there was a good turn out, and in spite of other cycling events both before and after the event, our dedicated and energetic riders were out in force. Every penny raised goes back to the churches and chapels for their support and upkeep. Many thanks to those who rode, those who helped organise the event and manned the churches, but especially to those who sponsored the riders so generously. Many thanks to Jill Geaney and Lawrence Chapman who arranged the challenge between the Guides and Scouts. They were most impressive and it was good to see the young putting their all into this event. Well done one and all. Please note in your diaries our next Bike Ride, Saturday 14th September 2013.Many thanks to all and do join in the fun next year.Patrick Grieve, Bike Ride Chairman.