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A Summer of Cycling with Adnams

By Sarah Groves, also posted in News on

Adnams Tour Ride Team 2012Suffolk and Norfolk is great cycling country (not being renowned for challenging hills!) and we're looking forward to a series of cycling events this summer. Adnams is proud to have been involved with the Tour of Britain’s Norfolk stages for the last few years, and this year's Tour Series in Aylsham and Ipswich. It's not all about the big competition events though, we're also supporting smaller events on our patch where all ages and abilities can take part. British Cycling is a great success, and is boosted by wide public involvement  - why not get out that rusty can of chain-oil, pump up your tyres, and join us this summer at an event near you?

Pedal NorfolkPedal Norfolk Cycling Festival

Venue: Holkham Hall, Holkham, Norfolk Date: Saturday 4 May to Monday 6 May This three-day cycling event is based at the stunning Holkham Estate. Cyclists of various abilities will follow specific courses that make the most of Norfolk’s beautiful biking country. The route can be completed as either a ‘proper race’ or ‘with a more relaxed attitude’. There is also camping on site and lots to do for riders of all ages and abilities (including children). Adnams is proud to support the event and will be offering a bar on site during the festival. Visit for more details.

British Heart Foundation Norwich Bike RideBritish Heart Foundation Norwich Bike Ride

Venue: Norwich Cathedral Date: Saturday 1st June The streets of Norwich will fill with cyclists on Saturday 1st June for this year’s British Heart Foundation Norwich Bike Ride. Last year the event was voted number 1 in The Independent’s 10 Best Cycling Events for 2012. Starting and finishing at Norwich Cathedral, cyclists have three distances to choose from – either 25, 50 or 100 miles. Riders are encouraged to raise sponsorship money in addition to their entry fee to help fund the British Heart Foundation’s life-saving research. We'll be at the start / finish area offering refreshments to spectators and thirsty finishers!

Southwold 30 / 60 Bike RideSouthwold 30 / 60 Ride

Venue: Southwold Rugby Club Pavillion (on The Common) Date: Sunday 9th June This non-competitive circuit route covers either 30 or 60 miles, depending on how far entrants would like to ride, starting and finishing in Southwold. You can find out more here.

The Tour SeriesThe Tour Series

Venue: Aylsham and Ipswich Date: Thursday 13th and Friday 14th June The Pearl Izumi Tour Series enters its fifth season of unique team-based racing. Adnams is sponsoring the final two stages, at Aylsham (Norfolk) and Ipswich (Suffolk) on the 13th and 14th June respectively. Following the success of The Tour of Britain in Norfolk in recent years, the county hosts the first visit of The Pearl Izumi Tour Series, bringing elite circuit racing to East Anglia. You can find out more about the Tour Series here.

Cycle SuffolkWoodbridge, Family Cycling Festival

Venue: Kingston Fields, Woodbridge Date: Saturday 15th June This year's event marks the start of National Bike Week, and it will include cycling displays, bike maintenance, cycle products, cycling activities, cycle rides, cycling information and refreshments. The charity bike ride is run by Cycle Suffolk and Woodbridge Rotary Club. Riders can choose either a 25km, 50km or 100km ride and raise money for their chosen charity. You can find out more here.

Bike EventsSuffolk Coast Bike Ride

Venue: Glemham Hall Date: Sunday 4th August Starting and finishing at the elegant Elizabethan mansion of Glemham Hall, there’s a choice of either 35 or 60 miles. Both 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 continues north to reach Covehithe. Following the coast southwards, the long route rejoins the short route near Dunwich, crossing open heathland back to finish back at Glemham Hall. This is a charity event raising funds for St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich. Find out more here.  


Sarah Groves