RIDE OPTIONS

1. Ride to Aldeburgh - Return by Train from Needham Market - 106 miles - Alternative Route 97 miles

2. Ride to Aldeburgh to meet family and have day by the seaside - 68 miles

3. Ride to Aldeburgh and back to Newmarket - 136 miles

Newmarket - Aldeburgh

A super ride to the east coast seaside town of Aldeburgh. The ride is 68 miles with one coffee stop planned. The route is mostly gentle rolling country roads passing through some stunning Suffolk villages. Aldeburgh has a wide choice of food available in the town. The Aldeburgh carnival is taking place this weekend so the town should be bustling and full of life.

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Aldeburgh - Needham Market Train Station

The ride form Aldeburgh to Needham Market Station is about 37 miles. This ride is usually into a headwind and is quite exposed. On arrival at Needham Market the bikes will be collected. The train leaves at 5.12pm. The cost of the train is approx £11.00 and £5.00 (approx depending on how many take this option!) to have your bike transferred back to Newmarket train station for collection at 6pm.

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THIS RIDE REQUIRES A GOOD LEVEL OF FITNESS, ESPECIALLY IF YOU INTEND TO DO THE FULL DISTANCE. PLEASE SPEAK TO JACKIE HENLEY OR DAVID CHESHIRE IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBTS AS TO THE SUITABILITY OF THIS RIDE. THANK YOU.

Aldeburgh Check List.

Ensure your bike is roadworthy and in good working order, the route to Aldeburgh is a mostly gentle rolling ride but we do take in some farm lanes where the surfaces are not the best.

Essential Spare Kit
  • Road Pump or CO2 canisters
  • 2 Inner Tubes at least
  • Multi-tool - including chain tool
  • Tyre Levers
Essential clothes kit

Keep your eye on the weather forecast and bring the appropriate clothing. A rain jacket and arm warmers are recommended.

Route Conditions

Our route is predominately on B roads or small country lanes and are a little broken and rough in places. As we get closer to Aldeburgh some of the B roads get busy so please ride accordingly. Watch out for mud on the road if the local farmers have been in and out of the fields.

Route Coffee/Food Stops

We will be having one coffee stop. Each group will be stopping here for about 1/2 hour. At Aldeburgh we have our main food and rest stop where there is a something to please everyone.

Route Timings - Group 1 - Average speed 15-16mph

  • Leave NLC 7.30am
  • Coffee stop
  • Arrive at Aldeburgh
  • Leave Aldeburgh - 2-2.15pm for Needham Market Station
  • Arrive Needham Market Train Station to catch 5.12pm train.
  • Arrive Newmarket Station 6.00pm

Cost of train from Needham Market to Newmarket £11.00. Cost of Van approx £5.00.

Route Timings - Group 2 - Average speed 17mph+

  • Leave NLC 7.30am
  • Coffee stop
  • Arrive at Aldeburgh
  • Leave Aldeburgh
  • Arrive NLC - approx 6pm

ROUTE RESOURCES

Newmarket - Aldeburgh
68 miles
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Aldeburgh - Needham Market Train Station
37 miles or 28 miles
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28 mile GPX File

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