Author Topic: Audax rides from Bildeston, South Suffolk, Saturday 23 July  (Read 433 times)


Don't panic, it's not too late to enter!
There is a choice of rides available, so there must be one to suit you. GPX routes available for all rides. Refreshments available at start (Bildeston Sportsfield) and finish, café stops en route. Any queries, contact Robin Weaver at pamandrobinw@gmail.com.
The rides are open to all, entry via the AudaxUK website at https://www.audax.uk/choose-a-ride/calendar-events/ (website requires registration to enter, but no payment other than for the ride).
An opportunity to ride on little used country lanes, with short lengths of quiet A and B roads, through typical Suffolk towns and villages. Not too far from London!
Suffolk Lanes Extravaganza, 209k;
This route heads north from Bildeston to Walsham le Willows, then east through Eye to Halesworth, before turning south-east past Snape and on to the coast at Orford. The return route is via Wickham Market, Framlingham, Debenham and Needham Market. The route mainly uses country lanes with short stretches of minor A and B-road.
‘100 Miles of Suffolk Lanes’, 168k;
This route heads north from Bildeston to near Walsham le Willows, then east to Framlingham (castle), and on to the coast at Orford (castle), returning via Wickham Market, Debenham, and Needham Market. The route mainly uses country lanes with short stretches of minor A and B-road.
‘Bildeston Lanes’ 103k;
The route is broadly circular, starting south-east from Bildeston to Flowton, then north to Needham Market, Stowupland, continuing north to Cotton. The route then returns south to Buxhall, before zig-zagging back to Bildeston. There are few hills (a short, sharp one to warm you up after 2k!) on the route, which mainly uses country lanes with short stretches of minor A and B-road.
‘Jane’s Lanes’ 50k;
This route heads south-east to Elmsett, then north to a control near Granary Crafts (café with museum!) at Buxhall, returning via Rattlesden and Thorpe Morieux. Quiet roads and attractive villages.


Re: Audax rides from Bildeston, South Suffolk, Saturday 23 July
« Reply #1 on: 13 July, 2022, 10:19:52 pm »
I'm in. Hoping to make up for last year, when I had to be rescued from Wickham Market after my rear rim, embarrassingly, failed. Wheels now rebuilt and much more likely to make it round. With any luck, legs will too :-[

Bernster

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Re: Audax rides from Bildeston, South Suffolk, Saturday 23 July
« Reply #2 on: 25 July, 2022, 09:22:49 am »
Thanks very much to Robin and all the excellent helpers who made this a really enjoyable day out - excellent hospitality at the start and finish, and a quiet and scenic route - what's not to like? The final 50k or so felt like we were riding into a hairdryer, and the temperature went above 31 degrees! Cheers to Psyclist for the company all day, it's certainly easier when you're sharing time into the wind, and have someone to chat to, I don't get a chance to ride many calendar rides, but will try to ride these again at some point!

Re: Audax rides from Bildeston, South Suffolk, Saturday 23 July
« Reply #3 on: 25 July, 2022, 09:50:58 pm »
I will second that, thank you Sudbury Club Team, enjoyable day ride and the nearest Audax to my house.

Re: Audax rides from Bildeston, South Suffolk, Saturday 23 July
« Reply #4 on: 27 July, 2022, 05:56:27 pm »
Great to be back on the bike after an enforced absence, riding again with Raymond for the first time since Stansted in December.

The Big Saxon is slightly diminished, but this has improved power to weight ratio, so the 50km was an ideal comeback ride, we even left the cafe 20 minutes in arrears and came in with time to spare. Back to big boys distances next year, and thanks to my Sudbury friends for their welcome.

Essex R&R this week, the mighty North Hill will be tamed with 15 kgs less to carry