Why the Wolf?
In 2016 the club adopted the “wolf and chainring” logo and subsequently people often ask “why the wolf?“
The wolf has featured on the crest of Bury St Edmunds since 1606 and is a reference to the legend of St Edmund’s martyrdom in 869 (see box below).
In 2013, a sculpture of the wolf was placed on the Southgate Green roundabout in Bury St Edmunds (a project driven by Melanie Lesser, wife of our very own Wheeler, Guy Lesser). The association of the wolf with Bury was further enhanced by the “Wolf Trail” of 2015, which saw 26 wolf sculptures placed throughout the town.
The Southgate sculpture modestly replaced the severed head of the king with a crown; from there it was a simple leap from crown to chainring and the inspiration for the new club logo.