As the summer is on the horizon, getting outdoors is the best way of enjoying those sunny days.
With beautiful countryside, thriving wildlife and wonderful waterways, Suffolk is a great destination for outdoor activities, cycling being one of the most popular of these.
Cycling holidays are becoming ever more popular. Gone are the days of riding down the main road to get where you want to go. With more and more cycle routes across the county, getting around on your bike has never been easier.
And to top it off there is a brand new cycle route, joining two of Suffolk’s finest towns.
The route between Southwold and Beccles 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.