Lanes of South Norfolk
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Join us on a route around idyllic South Norfolk starting from and returning to the town of Diss, which is on the mainline railway service from London, Colchester and Ipswich.
The route itself takes in a lot of quiet lanes with a tea / lunch stop in the Market town of Wymondham, with a total distance of 40 miles.
The ride will be at the pace of the slowest rider, with a benchmark expectation of an average speed of 14mph for the circuit, so manageable by most road cyclists. You can expect to be back at the start by 3pm at the latest taking into account tea stops. Therefore if you would like a drink at the end of the ride (or allow buffer for punctures etc) look to book your return train tickets from 4pm or later.
For details of trains from London please see the Meeting Location at the bottom of the page.
We look forward to you joining us for a cycle in sunny Norfolk!
Note this ride will be hosted by Lou on the day as part of his cycle leader assessment.
What to bring
Bike: a road bike or road hybrid
Helmet: OutdoorLads requires you to wear one
Clothing: lightweight and layered, colourful and/or reflective clothing will make you more visible to other road users
Footwear: suitable for your bike and pedals
Gloves: cycle gloves help avoid blisters, and are good in the cold
Punctures: spare inner tube, bike tyre pump and tyre levers
Tools: any special tools that your bike needs
Small snacks: such as chocolate or energy bars
Plenty of water: in bottle/s on your bike or in a daysack/bladder
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Eye protection: avoid getting grit or insects in your eyes, sunglasses are OK if they are not made of glass and not too shaded
Sun cream: take care, even on overcast days
Bike lights: be seen and safe
Storage: small day-sack or a bag on your bike
Mobile Phone: keep it in a waterproof bag for use in emergencies
Food & drink
Please ensure you have plenty of water, energy gels and snacks to keep your energy levels up along the way.
We'll be stopping at a tea shop in Wymondham for lunch around 1pm, but I'd advise bringing a packed lunch if you need to eat at a specific time as we cannot guarantee a fixed arrival time in case of punctures etc on the way.
We'll have another tea stop near the end of the ride in Diss Marketplace subject to train times and conditions on the day.