The Rides

On Day 1 and 2, the first riders will leave at 8.15am. Groups of up to 50 riders will start together and we will use average speeds to recommend which groups people should ride in. Day 3 will start a little later at 9.30am – allowing riders a lie in from the evening’s entertainment of the night before.

Mechanics will be on hand at the start to help with any final tweaks needed. Mechanic cars will be available on the course and there will be a pick-up truck for those who tire along the way.

The start point will be in the front of the Hall and to ensure that your timing chips are accurate you’ll need to ride through the start/finish line. Exact positions of the feed stops have yet to be confirmed, but they will be as close to the 35 and 70 mile marks as possible. Each will provide a heavy amount of motivation, water, energy drinks, snacks and a mechanic.

Day 1’s ride will go east following the coast through Cromer to Bacton, before heading inland towards Broads to the outskirts of Norwich. The rolling return to Holkham is via central Norfolk and Houghton.

Day 2 will head south via Great Massingham and the Arch at Castle Acre before Swaffham, the Brecklands and the quiet roads of Thetford Chase. It will loop back through the Fens to Downham Market, Sandringham and Anmer before reaching Holkham.

Day 3 will start a little later @ 9.30 – allowing riders a lie in from the evening’s entertainment of the night before. This route is a favourite of the Fatbirds and Norfolk Superheros Clubs and takes in the dreaded Salthouse Climb, with the faster riders going for an average of 30kph for the course. It leaves Holkham via the South Entrance, goes into Burnham Market and drops down to the coast road and reaches Salthouse via Wells, Stifkey and Blakeney and before turning for home.