Leave the car keys at home and enjoy 2 days of beautiful cycling through the quaint villages of Essex and Suffolk on your way to Latitude Festival...
DETAILS OF THE RIDE
Start Date : Wednesday 17th July 2019
Start Point : Enfield Town Overground Station, London
Start Time : 11am
Number of miles : 116
Hours of cycling per day : 5-6
Arrival Date : Thursday 18th July 2019
Arrival Time : 5pm
End Point : Henham Park, Suffolk
Ride Grading : Moderate
You'll need to be capable of cycling approximately 55 miles per day but the route is not excessively hilly.
WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT THIS TRIP?
Essex may be less synonymous with cycling than Kent or Surrey but it has plenty to offer. As Cycling UK put it "on a bike you can escape the stereotypes and discover the real county, a place of atmospheric backwaters, lovely villages and gentle scenery". We completely agree! Our route takes us out of London via the Lea Valley (only on sections also suitable for road bikes) and across rural Essex. The wonderful River Stour is never too far away and the little village of Finchingfield is a real gem with its quintessentially English village green and duckpond.
We'll camp overnight in a pretty campsite in Dedham Vale, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty and still heavily farmed despite development pressures (which, to us, means quiet and peaceful). We'll have plenty of time to get to know each other around the campfire or take dinner as a group in the local village pub.
Our second day takes us across rural Suffolk towards the Suffolk Heritage Coast (and, importantly, Latitude Festival). Our guides and support van will journey every mile with us, providing food, mechanical support and plenty of encouragement. We can even bring you and your bike back to London after the festival. All you need to do is turn up and have fun.
PERKS OF THE RIDE
Exclusive perks for our Latitude Riders:
- We're working on it!
WHAT'S INCLUDED? (Outward ride only price £60)
- We'll create the route and guide you
- We'll carry your bags and camping equipment in our support van
- We'll provide lunch each day and breakfast after our overnight camp
- We'll reserve a pitch in a beautiful campsite for our overnight stay
- We'll keep you nourished and hydrated with delicious snacks and water
- Storage of your bike on the Latitude festival site (own lock needed)
PLEASE NOTE: A Latitude Festival ticket is not included in the ride price. Book your Latitude 2019 ticket at https://www.latitudefestival.com/tickets.
- Pre-pitched tent airmat and travel pillow From £10
- We can bring you and your bike back to the start point after the festival £15 return