RSPB Suffolk Go Wild in Autumn Sportive

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FORMAT CHANGE FOR THE RSPB EVENT, THIS EVENT IS NOW A RALLYE STYLE EVENT READ BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS.

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RSPB SUFFOLK GO WILD FORMAT CHANGE TO A RALLYE EVENT

We have had to make the decision to change the format for the RSPB Suffolk Go Wild Autumn Event, taking place on 8th November. The new format will be in the style of our Rallye Events we held in the summer.  This means you can start and finish wherever you want along our signposted course and visit us at the HQ for your mid-way lunch stop. The routes will still be fully signposted so you can follow our specially designed and risk assessed routes all the way round back to your chosen start/finish location. We will be sending out detailed maps showing suggested car parks near to the route so you can decide where to park.

We will still be based in RSPB Minsmere Reserve where you will be greeted as you ride through our mid-way ‘Welcome Arch’ to collect your medal and grab a nice warm soup and a roll to warm up before you carry on. For the riders completing the 65 mile route that had expected lunch on their route we will be providing catering at RSPB Minsmere so you will receive your lunch as well as a Soup and roll to fuel you on your way. We will be open from 10-4 at RSPB Minsmere for these different services so please plan your ride to arrive between 10-4 depending on where you start from.

We have all worked so hard to overcome a huge variety of issues that have arisen in planning this event, but with numbers increasing daily and the Covid Tiers in adjoining counties being recently upgraded, our priority has to be to keep everyone as safe as possible.

We cannot run the event without the RSPB and local landowners and despite this event far exceeding the Government and British Cycling safety Guidelines for outdoor cycle events, the decision in the end has been theirs and is one that we support.

Thank you for your continued and much appreciated support throughout this difficult year. We are sure you will understand our decision in wanting to be part of the solution, and not add to the spread of Covid.

 

Suffolk’s Wild Coast, with RSPB Minsmere as the beating heart. A network of beautiful wild spaces just waiting to be explored. RSPB Suffolk Go Wild Sportive is the best way to get out on your bike and find these hidden gems. Country lanes, sandy tracks, rooty singletrack, open heath, forest fireroads, vast wetlands, mud, loam, gravel: all to be found on route. This is a route that suits almost any kind of bike that is home off road – from CX race bikes to bouncy full sussers or your favourite old hardtail, the choice is yours. Just make sure that whatever you choose to ride you don’t mind if it gets wet, muddy and dusty and that it is up to the task.

The Grand Depart

The Go Wild Sportive will be setting off from RSPB Minsmere located in the nature reserve. The Carpark will be open to all participants for parking.

  • Pre-ride mechanical support
  • Registration and information point
  • Finish Line Photography
  • Toilets

Routes

There are a choice of three routes: 10mile , 30mile and 65mile 50/50 style on and off road routes.
All routes are fully signposted.
All routes will have a number of dedicated rest stops. The teams at our rest stops are all volunteers and will be happy to help you if you require any assistance. Drink and feed stops will be close to toilets and have somewhere to fill up your waterbottle and rest awhile.

Finish Line

All riders who complete the event will be greeted at the finish area with a smile, a Finisher’s medal.  Finish line photos will be available after the event.

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