One of the popular sayings about Norfolk is that it's 'on the way to nowhere'. Quite right. Next stop is the North Sea. That means there are no 'trunk' routes to speak of, certainly not in the North of the county, where we hold Pedal Norfolk. So there's hardly any traffic, on any of the roads. And they're beautiful quality tarmac too, over gentle rolling inclines, through vast open landscapes and quaint carrstone and flint villages.
We all know the other, even more popular saying about Norfolk. 'It's flat'. Well, yes,
it's not exactly alpine, but there are plenty of ups and downs, especially along the coast, which is where we've put the latter stages of the 100 milers, just to keep you on your toes and out of the saddle.
For the serious sportive rider, Pedal Norfolk offers the chance to truly test yourself over long distances, rarely stopping at junctions, and after some hard (team) work on the flats and gentle ups and downs, see if you have it in you for those
final punches at the end.
For the family and fairer
road-rider, the gentle terrain and sweeping views along Pedal Norfolk's signed and feed station supplied shorter routes make a highly enjoyable, stress free day on a bike.
Norfolk is flat...
flat up, flat down
and flat out,
GPX files and routes downloadable by pressing each map below:
'Looking forward to it already. Only did one day in 2016 but was impressed with the whole experience. Will be encouraging others to make the short (but long) journey from Lincolnshire!'
from Facebook 28 July at 22:44