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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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Suffolk Coast

Sunday 03 Aug 2014


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Join us for a beautiful Summer day's cycling in the tranquil Suffolk countryside to raise money for Action for Children.

Starting and finishing at the elegant Elizabethan mansion of Glemham Hall, there’s a choice of two scenic routes of 35 & 60 miles. Click here to sign up for the brand new 100 mile challenge route. All routes head north through pretty countryside and villages before splitting at Sibton. 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 on 01728 746704.

"Thank you do much for a fantastic day, the day went so well & the organisation was spot on. The route signs & marshals were perfect, would not hesitate to book further events." S. B.

Ride Details
StartGlemham Hall, Little Glemham, Nr. Woodbridge,Suffolk IP13 0BT
FinishGlemham Hall, Little Glemham, Nr. Woodbridge,Suffolk IP13 0BT
Distance35 miles and 60 miles - mileages approximate
Challenge RatingMed Route Short Route
Getting There: CarGlemham Hall is north of Woodbridge, on the A12. Car-parking available on site costs or £2. Buy in advance to avoid queues on the day!
On arrival, do not use the house entrance at the front, signs will direct you to drive on to site via Church Road at the back of the property.
Getting There: TrainThe nearest station is Wickham Market. Depending where you are coming from there are trains arriving within sufficient time to arrive at the start before 10am (the latest start time). Check National Rail Enquiries.
Start Times8am – 10am at a time to suit you
Other InfoMinimum 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.

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.**

GPX routes are available after online booking.

For answers to common queries about our rides, please see our ONLINE FAQs
PricingChildren's Entry (12-14 years) (£8.00)
Entry Pack (£18.00)
Team Entry (6 or more, per person) (£17.50)



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Action for Children is a national charity working in local communities throughout the UK to protect and support the young and vulnerable, as they grow up. We support children and families at different stages of their lives. We run over 650 services, from children’s centres to intensive family support, from fostering and adoption to respite care for children with disabilities. Every day, we reach out to help and protect more children and their families than any other children’s charity in the UK. And we’ve been doing this for over 145 years.
Registered charity number:1097940

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