Suffolk Coast Bike Ride
Suffolk Coast Bike Ride - Sunday 6th August 2017
A Summer day cycling around the beautiful heathland, fields and coast of the Suffolk countryside. This is a Charity Bike Ride in aid of The Down’s Syndrome Association
who is dedicated to helping people with Down’s syndrome (DS) live full and rewarding lives by providing information and support, improving knowledge of the condition and championing the rights of people with DS.
Starting and finishing at the elegant Elizabethan mansion of Glemham Hall
next to the A12, there’s a choice of two scenic routes of 35 & 60 miles. All routes head north through pretty countryside and villages before dividing - the short route then swings east towards Dunwich
on the coast, while the longer one continues north to reach Covehithe
with its curious ‘Russian Doll’ churches. Following the coast south, the long route rejoins the short route near Dunwich, crossing open heathland back to finish back at Glemham Hall where you will find massage, refreshments, live music and a bar.
If any friends or family of the cyclists would like a tour of Glemham Hall at 10.30am on the day of the ride, or a one-hour tour of the gardens with Glemham Hall's Head Gardener (priced at £8.00) please book in advance by phoning Donna at Glemham Hall
Glemham Hall is north of Woodbridge, on the A12. If you are taking part in the Suffolk Coast Bike Ride you will be interested to know that there are a number of accommodation options nearby, such as:Ufford Park Hotel, Golf & Spa, Woodbridge
, has 87 comfortable en-suite bedrooms, many of which have balconies. Why not enjoy a spa treatment or play a round or two of golf while there?!The Moon & Sixpence Holiday Park
, offer short stay camping and caravanning, plus holiday homes.
Dan's Meadow, Woodbridge, Tel: 01394 386751, offers camping and caravanning for those who are fans of staying in the great outdoors!High House Fruit Farm, Woodbridge
, offers a small campsite which enables people to spend time in the quiet and unspoilt surroundings of the farm.Thatched Farm Bed and Breakfast & Holiday Cottages, Woodbridge
, provide B&B accommodation in the main house plus have 2 pretty cottages in the grounds of the farm.Woodhall Manor, Sutton
, close to Woodbridge and ideal for those of you who are seeking to make an extended holiday out of your trip to Woodbridge and the Bike Ride. Woodhall is the perfect place to pamper those aching legs!
For more accommodation options in and near Woodbridge please see our FULL LIST of Accommodation Options in Woodbridge
, and our list of Hotels in Woodbridge
Coastal Bike Ride in Suffolk - DetailsStart/Finish
– Glemham Hall, Little Glemham, Suffolk IP13 0BTRoutes
– 35 or 60 miles (approx.) Road/hybrid/mountain bike suitableStart Times
– 8.00-10.00am (at a time to suit you) Pricing
- Children's Entry (12-14 years) £8.50, Entry Pack (£19.00), Team Entry (Price per person) £18.50 THIS IS A SPONSORED CHARITY RIDE. Your entry fee only covers the costs of running the ride so please ask family and friends to sponsor you generously to make a real difference. THANK YOUSupport services provided
- first aid / signed route / marshals / mechanics / pick-up vehicles
Minimum age 12 on the 35 mile and 15 on the 60 mile. Cyclists under 16 must be accompanied by an adult over 18. Road bike / hybrid / mountain bike suitable.
It is recommended that all riders wear a helmet. A selection of helmets will be available for purchase on the day. It is recommended that all riders have both bike and personal liability insurances.
For registration information and further details please go to http://www.bike-events.com/suffolkcoast
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