Six fire fighters from Wrentham Fire Station near Southwold in Suffolk will be embarking
on a five day charity cycle ride later this year, travelling almost 400 miles across the
Beginning on Monday 18 June, fire fighters Aaron English, Steve Howard, Richard Lark,
Shane Sillett, James Supple and Richard Supple will cycle from Llangefni in Wales and arrive
at South Lowestoft Fire Station on Friday 22 June.
Named the ‘Wrentham Fire Ride’, the Wrentham crew will cycle 381 miles from the west of
the country to the UK’s most easterly town of Lowestoft in order to raise money and
awareness for two important charities; The Fire Fighters Charity and Mind.
James Supple, Crew Commander at Wrentham Station said: “We are incredibly grateful for
the support of Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, other fire stations across the UK who will be
providing assistance and to our sponsors without whom the ride would not be possible. We
hope to raise £2,000 for our charities and we are extremely grateful to anyone who is able
to donate even a small amount.”
On the final day of the challenge, Friday 22 June, the crew will visit the Suffolk County
Council offices at Endeavour House in Ipswich to meet Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service
colleagues, before cycling the remaining distance to Lowestoft.
The Wrentham Fire Ride is sponsored by Pedal Power, Morrisons Beccles, Kingsley
Healthcare, Southwold Golf Club and Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds Ltd. Any
organisations wishing to offer support to the challenge are asked to contact
To donate to the Fire Ride, or to find out more, please visit