As the summer is on the verge of coming out in full bloom, getting outdoors is the best way of soaking up those sunny days.
With beautiful countryside, winding woodland lanes and a wonderful coastline, Suffolk is a great destination for outdoor activities, cycling being one of the most popular of these.
Cycling holidays and days out are getting ever more popular. With more and more cycle routes across the county, getting around on your bike has never been easier. You really don’t have to brave blind corners on high speed roads, to get from A to B on your bicycle.
And if your thinking of cycling in Suffolk, there is even more to tempt you, with a new national cycle route between Beccles and Southwold, culminating routes 1 and 30.
The route gives cyclists 13 miles of glorious countryside, avoiding main roads and passes through many quaint villages including Sotterly, Ellough. Stoven and Reydon Wood.
Graham Elliot, who set up a cycling group in Beccles, told the Beccles and Bungay Journal,
“We wanted it from a tourist and leisure point of view as many people want to cycle from Beccles to Southwold without going on main roads. In fact some people did not even know you could cycle between both towns without going on main roads.”
“Before the route people had to read maps and could easily end up on the A12 if they took a wrong turn.National Cycle Routes are vital for supporting sustainable tourism and transport in Waveney Valley.”
A cycling holiday is a brilliant way to get out in the British countryside. For more information on cycle routes in Suffolk check out the National Cycle Route Site in the East of England.