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Suitable for anyone who enjoys a reasonably active life. The pace is gentle and the terrain flat to undulating. Distances no more than 30 miles (50km).


Suitable for those with slightly more cycling experience. the terrain can be a little hillier than grade 1.5 and distances up to 45 miles (70km).


For the regular and reasonably fit cyclist. The terrain may include some challenging hills and distances up to 75 miles (110km).


These routes require a good level of fitness and stamina and feature challenging inclines and/or a longer time in the saddle. Distances can be up to 100 miles (160km).

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Cambridge to Norwich

Sunday 28 Sep 2014

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A very popular new ride in 2011 and now back for the fourth time in 2014! Starting at Coldham's Common in Cambridge the route heads east through an autumnal landscape of fenland, patchwork fields and even a few hills! The finish is at Earlham Park in Norwich - with sports massage, beer tent, great food and live music.

"You organised an excellent route between Cambridge and Norwich, the route was very quiet and went through some lovely villages and countryside. Well done!" C. D.

"The event is one of the best cycle events I have done (and it was last year and the year before too). The route was lovely, the signs clear, the marshalls helpful and all the stuff waiting at the end also wonderful. I'm looking forward to the same again next year." P.C.

"I would just like to give your team a big thank for the Cambridge to Norwich cycle, I thought the route was really well thought out and the level of organization was excellent." D.R.

Ride Details
StartColdham's Common, Pool Way, Cambridge.CB5 8NT
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FinishEarlham Park, University Drive, Norwich, NR4 7TJ
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Distance77 miles
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Getting There: CarFrom M11 Junc 14 follow A14 to Junc 35, turning right on to A1303 (Newmarket Rd.) and follow signs to the Start.
Parking at Coldham's Common is £3 all day - book online when you register or pay on the day. (Buy in advance to avoid queues on the day!). Please retrieve your car by 7.30pm otherwise it may be locked in. (car park will remain open for the last Bike Events transport back from Norwich).
Parking at the finish - car park on University Drive (follow Bike Events signs) operated by taking a token at the barrier and making payment at the Pay on Foot machine before you leave. £1 flat fee for the day. Lost tokens are charged at £12.
Getting There: TrainCambridge station is 1 mile from the start - follow our signs. National Rail Enquiries 08457 48 49 50. Please note that Norwich station will be operating a strict 4-cycles-per-train policy, first come, first served, therefore we recommend that you use the Bike Events transport in order to avoid any associated problems.
Start Times07.30 - 09.30 at a time to suit you.
Local Infowww.visitcambridge.org
www.visitnorwich.co.uk
Other InfoCOACH TRANSPORT - coaches with accompanying trucks run in the morning to take riders/bikes from Norwich to the start. Meet in bus turnaround area where University Drive joins Earlham Road (B1108) at 06:00 to load bikes - full details in rider pack sent on registration. Afternoon transport at approximately 3pm & 5.30pm to take cyclists/bikes back to Cambridge (Coldham's Common only).
Advance booking recommended as spaces cannot be guaranteed on the day - tickets cost £25 for you and your bike. NB transport tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE

MINIMUM AGE 16 YRS. All riders under 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult over 18 years.

All riders are required to wear a helmet. A selection of helmets will be available for purchase on the day.

** We recommend that all riders have both bike and personal liability insurances as we cannot be held responsible for damage, loss or theft of your bike or personal items or personal liability.**

For answers to common queries about our rides, please see our ONLINE FAQs
PricingEntry Pack (£24.50)
On the Day (£25.00)
Team Entry (6 riders or more) (£24.00)
Transport AM (£25.00)
Transport PM (£25.00)

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