The 2016 Orwell Walk & Cycle Ride will be on
Sunday 26th June
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The Ipswich East Rotary Club has announced the date of the 40th Orwell Walk and Cycle Ride, which is scheduled for Sunday 26th 2016.
The Orwell Walk has 3 principal routes of 12, 18 or 25 miles but you can finish at any checkpoint on the route if you so wish. The Orwell Cycle Ride offers two options, a short route of 5 miles and a medium route of 15 miles. All routes are well signposted and have regular, manned checkpoints where cold drinks (water and squash) and toilet facilities are available.
The Walk and Cycle Ride both begin and end at the Gainsborough Sports Centre, Ipswich, where there is free parking and refreshments are available throughout the day. The Walk and Cycle are separate events, both fully marshalled. Volunteers from Ipswich East Rotary Club, their Associate Members and the St John Ambulance are on hand to lend support to any walkers/cyclists who have reached their maximum distance and need a ride back to base.
The Walk and Cycle routes follow the banks of the stunning River Orwell as it makes its way towards Felixstowe, returning on inland routes through farmland and wooded sections back to the Gainsborough Sports Centre. Some of the route is over private land so the Walk offers the opportunity to see parts of the countryside not usually accessible to the public. For this reason the only dogs allowed on the walk are those accompanying visually impaired walkers.
Last year’s walk was attended by almost 800 people, all raising money for their chosen charities or a range of Charities and good causes supported bv the Rotary Club.
We are delighted to have the East of Engand COOP as our main sponsor.
There is a registration fee of £15 per adult and £10 per child (under 12's). This covers the administration costs of the event, free drinks at check points, certificate and medal for every participant.
We are developing a new Online Registration process for 2016 but, if you wish to register an interest now, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walkers and cyclists are encouraged to wear bright colours if they wish, emphasising the colour they bring to the charities they support.
Lynette Chapman, pictured with Alan Forsdike past President of The Rotary Club of East Ipswich. Lynette raised a stunning £2,250 for The East Anglian SailingTrust.
All charities are welcome to take part, even if you'd like to raise funds for your local scout group, brownie pack or football club you can do so by Walking or Cycling with us!!