Cycling Weekly Suffolk Spinner
30/07/2017 - Otley, Suffolk - Sportive
Weeks to go until event: less than 18 weeks
The Cycling Weekly Suffolk Spinner explores historic Suffolk, while experiencing the county's rolling rural roads and short and punchy climbs in the best way possible - by bike!
Please note that the routes for this event are currently being plotted. The distances advertised are what we are aiming to achieve but they may vary by a couple of miles. We will announce via our newsletter (sign up at the foot of this page), Facebook and Twitter when the new routes are live.
The tour through the series of scenic villages and swooping, free-flowing roads starts in Otley, before you head out in the direction of the coastal heaths on a long anti-clockwise loop through the region, passing through Wickham Market and soon reaching the quaint village of Orford and banks of the River Ore.
From then on, you'll head north towards Saxmundham, not before taking a minute to stock up on energy drinks and foods at the first feed stop around the small village of Snape. Continuing to dart around the unspoilt Suffolk country lanes, you'll pass over the enchanting old bridge at Snape Maltings, towards Dunwich, and from here you'll notice the course straighten up as it takes to a series of Roman roads.
Watch out for roaming peacocks as you head towards the old market town of Framlingham and back out onto the straight roads, which make up most of the rest of the course. With no major climbs to slow you, these long straights make for easy miles to tick off as you can go hard on the way back to ride HQ, where there will be a finisher's medal and cheer waiting for you.