Suffolk

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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Cycling Along River Deben

The Dig – Suffolk Cyclists’ Review

We watched The Dig on Netflix last weekend after hearing positive comments from friends.  It portrays the people who discovered the incredible Anglo-Saxon treasures buried at Sutton Hoo near Woodbridge in Suffolk. Here we give it our Suffolk Cyclists’ review. The first commendation was that the local accent was portrayed convincingly. Both by Ralph Fiennes (playing …

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Family Bikes

Best Family Cycle Holidays in England 2021

Uncertainty about the coronavirus adds risk to any foreign travel in 2021. So what better time to think about a local cycling holiday for your family?  Here we review for you 5 destinations for the best family cycle holidays in England.  We’ve chosen something for all ages and abilities and we’ve ridden them all.  Suffolk: …

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Alton Water Overlooking a gently curving little bay at the western side

Alton Water From Ipswich via Bentley and Wherstead

Alton Water is one of my favourite destinations on my bike. Not only is the circuit around it great, but you can get there by bike too with some good sections off-road. This route via Belstead and Bentley includes a challenging wooded section that I’ve not ridden for a while – expect mud!! This route …

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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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