Norfolk Cycling Events Q1 2011

Here are a variety of cycling events in Norfolk and surrounding areas.

Saturday 29 January City of Norwich Triathlon and Cycling Club AGM
Norwich High School for Girls, Newmarket Road, Norwich, NR2 2HU, start at 7pm with formal club business for half an hour followed by a quiz and chips evening.

Sunday January 30 2011 East District CA prize presentation and reliability ride
The day starts at 10am with a 35 km reliability ride. Buffet lunch and prize presentation at 1pm.
Carbrook Village Hall, IP25 6SW, near Watton - map here: streetmap carbrooke.

Sunday January 30 2011 CC Sudbury Reliability Rides
Signing on from 9.00am; HQ Stevenson Centre (Gt Cornard Parish Council), off Broom Street, Great Cornard.
48 miles in 3 hours 30 minutes; first group away 9.20am; 48 miles in 2 hours 45 minutes; first group away 9.30am
Sign on the line on the day ; £4 entry fee includes refreshment. Contact Brian 01787 379 605

Sunday 6 February 2011 East Anglian CC AGM
Eaton Parish Hall, Colman Road, Norwich 2pm followed by February meeting

Sunday 6 February 2011 VC Baracchi 100 km reliability ride
Start/finish Oulton Community Centre, Gorleston Rd, Oulton Broad, start times: 4.5 hrs 8.30, 4 hrs 9.00, 3.5 hrs 8.30 am.
A 5 hr group is possible for those who might feel they need it. Contact John Thomson if you want it - "if I don't hear from anyone I will assume it's not needed"
tel: 01502 581481 07854 650246, email:

Sunday 6 February W Suffolk Wheelers Suffolk Punch 2011 Reliability Trial
Starting from Nowton Village Hall. Registration from 9.30am – First group away at 10am.
Choice of two routes - 55 miles and 40 miles, Four average speed categories - 18, 15, 13 & 11 mph - Certificates to qualifiers
This year there is no formal entry fee, but a suggested donation of £5 to EAST ANGLIAN AIR AMBULANCE Will be much appreciated.

Saturday 12th February 2011 The Norfolk Mardle 100km Audax
A great new route from Hellesdon to Little Walsingham and the coast near Cley and Salthouse, returning via Holt and Heydon.
Start time 09:00 average speed 15-30 kph Parking and catering at the start Pre-entry essential £4.00
Organiser: Keith Harrison Email:

Saturday 12th February 2011 The Old Squit 200 km Audax
A grand tour of Norfolk, starting at Hellesdon, visiting Sandringham and the coast at Kelling and Weybourne, returning via Hempton and Buxton. Not the normal figure of eight route, but there will be plenty of good food at the finish.
Start time 08:00 average speed 15-30 kph Parking and catering at the start Pre-entry essential £5.00
Organiser: Keith Harrison Email:

Saturday 12 February 2011 W Suffolk Wheelers Roller Racing Night
Start 7:30pm at the Club HQ, Shakers Lane, Bury St Edmunds
Contact David

Sunday 13 February 2011 Gt Yarmouth CC 50 mile Sportive
Start 9 am - Northgate Street, Gt Yarmouth,(Ex-Lawford Cycles)
More information Norman 01493 652183

Sunday 13 February 2011 Ely and District CC 25 mile Hard Riders
Start time 10 am on the BS19 course. Contact Andy 01353 776391.

Sunday 13 February 2011 Norwich Flyers BMX Race Day
Start 10.30am Norwich BMX Track Sloughbottom Park Norwich

Saturday 19 February 2011 Spalding CC Cycle Jumble
12 - 3pm (set up from 11am) Cowbit Village Hall, Barrier Bank, Cowbit, Spalding PE12 6AL. Inside table (table provided) £8; Outside pitch (bring own table) £6.
Entry for buyers 50p (under 16's free) contact Shane 07729 871338.

Sunday 20th February 2011 VC Norwich 50 mile Reliability Ride.
Start Norwich Airport (Cromer Road) 4 hour - 08:30; 3.5 hour - 09:00; 3 hour 09:30
Free tea & cakes at finish at Horsford Church Hall. Organiser Malcolm Brown 01603 890876 or 07949 369 797

Sunday 20th February 2011 Peddars Way Pedal Off Road Ride
Start time 09:30 Start from World Horse Welfare Hall Farm Snetterton (follow the signs off the A11). Various distances. Entry by Donation on Line - entry fees will be used to help fund the Gas Hill Gasp.
Organiser Ken Jolliffe, 01953 681755,

Sunday 27 February East Anglian CC 75mile reliability Ride
Norwich Airport - Cromer Road; 08:00, 08:30, 09:00. 09:30 all to finish at 14:00.
Entry £2.00 contact Cynthia Page 01603 890236

Sunday 27th February 2011 Diss & District CC Reliability Trial
Start from World Horse Welfare Hall Farm Snetterton (follow the signs off the A11)
Contact John Musgrave

Sunday February 27 WHYTE MTB Winter Series 4
Fire Road 10, Mayday Meadow, Thetford Online registrations only (; entry capped at 500 riders - registration closes 11:59pm, Saturday, February 19

Saturday 5 March 2011 CC Breckland 25 mile Time Trial
Start 2 pm on B10/18 course. HQ Scoulton Village Hall - contact Mark 01953 607594

Sunday 6 March 2011 CC Sudbury Mad March Hilly 22 mile Time Trial
Course BS24R contact Stewart 01787 227740

Saturday 12 March 2011W Suffolk Wheelers 21 mile Time Trial
Course BS31 start 2pm contact

Sunday 27 March 2011 W Suffolk Wheelers Duathlon
Based at Beyton Middle School, Church Road, Bury St Edmunds IP30 9AA
Bury and Stowmarket close to J46 of the A14: 4.4km run + 21.8km bike contact Paul 07977346601

Sunday 27 March 2011 Gt Yarmouth CC 50 mile Sportive
Start 9 am - Archers Pub, Beccles Road/Crab Lane, Gt Yarmouth - more information Norman on 01493 652183


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My name is John Swindells and I'm a keen recreational cyclist with a preference for long one-day rides. I've also previously dabbled in time trialling and cyclo-cross. See more of what I get up to on Strava!