Following its enormous success last year, a four ferries bike ride is being arranged for Saturday 22nd September 2018 as part of the Trust’s work in raising funds for the river defences. The ride of some 42 miles will cross all of the four Foot Ferries of Suffolk, including the Association's Butley Ferry.
The Four Ferries Bike Ride is a charity ride with a difference, taking you along small roads and tracks and potentially using four ferries. Harwich Ferry (you can get there by train) runs across busy shipping lanes with a great view of the port. Next Bawdsey at the mouth of the river Deben, a fast flowing, ever changing river mouth. Then ride on to the peaceful, beautiful Butley Ferry where one is likely to see avocets, marsh harriers and seals and where cyclists are rowed across by volunteers. Last but not in anyway least, Walberswick Ferry crosses the River Blythe, again very tidal and narrow and a real fun experience within easy reach of ice creams and pubs in Southwold. The route can be ridden in either direction.
Please come and enjoy this ride through the Suffolk countryside and help the Trust's work in raising funds for river defences on the Alde and Ore Estuary. Please book early to avoid disappointment as a maximum of 100 cyclists can take part.
To download a registration form please click here.
To book online please click here.
For guidance notes with more information please click here.
If you would like to raise more money for the Trust to help river defences, please click here to download a sponsorship form.
The Authors Cricket Club, a wandering cricket team of writers will be playing Sudbourne Hall Cricket Club in a fundraising match in aid of the Alde and Ore Estuary Trust on Sunday 2nd September.
Some of our best-known authors including Sebastian Faulks, Anthony McGowan, Richard Beard, Ben Falk, Matt Thacker, David Owen, Tom Holland, Jonathan Wilson, Jon Hotten and Andrew Lycett, captained by Charlie Campbell, will be taking on Sudbourne Hall Cricket Club.
All welcome, with proceeds from the afternoon tea going to The Alde & Ore Estuary Trust.
Anyone who would like to donate a cake or sandwiches, kindly contact Clare Greenwell 01394 450440. Thank you.
The Great House Gallery, Sudbourne Park Print Makers and Butley Mills Studio invite you to join them for an exhibition of artwork and sculptures for sale, plus a unique sale of ceramics by Geraldine Gerard. Tickets for Private View on 6th July 6pm to 9pm available to purchase here.
The Alde and Ore Estuary Partnership will be holding their Annual Community Meeting at Snape Maltings Recital Room 14th April 11am-1pm. Coffee will be available from 10.30 am. There will be a number of presentations to inform everyone of the flood defence upgrading schemes and the timetable of events over the next few years.