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Basil Brown, the farm where is stayed and a piece of old farm machinery

Basil Brown Cycle Route – part 1

Inspired by the hero of The Dig, in the summer I decided to plan a Basil Brown cycle route in his honour. Brown, a self-taught local archaeologist, discovered the incredible Saxon ship burial at Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, as featured in the film. He lived in Rickinghall, so this first leg links Woodbridge to Rickinghall. …

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Cycle Ipswich to Waldringfield – off-road Beauty!

Last week we found a 30mile ride through Rendlesham forest hard going. As we want to have fun on our Christmas ride, we need to start training. This ride to the river Deben at Waldringfield off-road is the first of the December Mince Pie Buster runs. Of course you can do this route at any …

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Ness Point, Avebury and Lands End

Lowestoft to Land’s End – Epic English Adventure Cycle Ride

“It’s a bit technical” a cyclist who had appeared from the gorse on a trick Mountain Bike told us cautiously as he looked sceptically at our bikes: a gravel bike, a 29er MTB that had seen many years’ service, and a hybrid.  I assured him we didn’t mind walking and thanked him, relieved that we …

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