Southwold Roubaix
Rider Information

Southwold Roubaix Rider Information

Start Times from South Green Southwold:

Family Ride : 11:00am

25 mile : 9:00am

50 mile : 8:30am

75 miles : 8:00am

On the day : If you have your rider number and your wristband, you will just need to come and get ready on the start line at your allocated start time slot.

Contact Number On The Day

(Please Store In Your Phone) :

07521 999865

Advice

You’re responsible for your own safety when riding – here is some advice to help.

Group Riding

Many of you will be familiar with riding in groups but, if not, please remember to 

  • not brake too sharply if riders are behind you 

  • give a shout (“on your right”, etc.) if you’re passing other riders

  • point out pot holes

  • never overlap wheels.

Potholes and Gravel

The sportive routes includes lots of lovely Suffolk country lanes.  The downside of these is that they do have lots of potholes and tend to get piles of gravel.  Please be alert and point them out to following riders.

Horses

If you come across a horse (there’s lots of ’em around these parts!) please slow right down, give the rider a shout to make sure they’ve seen you and then go by slowly, chatting to the horse as you go.  This last bit is important, particularly for young horses, as they won’t know you’re a human rather than a lycra clad, horse-eating monster.  Chatting to them lets them know you’re a friendly human.

Emergencies

If it’s a medical emergency, call 999.  If you get lost or need help call the home base back in Whitlingham (the number will be provided before the day).

Problems

For mechanical problems – please come prepared to fix punctures and basic stuff yourself.  If it’s more serious than that and you can’t continue then call the broom wagon.

If you need first aid, then we’ll have a first aider back in Diss but otherwise please take anything you need with you (sun cream, plasters, etc.)

Car Parking

Car parking is off York Road on a grass field. Car Parking will cost £3 and this then goes back into the local community with helping maintain Southwold. If you don’t want to pay this there are various Pay and display car parks round Southwold but these may be more expensive than ours. 

If you’ve already got your rider number and wrist band you just need to come to South Green in Southwold around 10 minutes before your start time to get going swiftly. 

Start times are:

Family Ride : 11:00am

25 mile : 9:00am

50 mile : 8:30am

75 miles : 8:00am

Mechanical Help

You should come prepared to fix punctures and minor mechanical problems yourself but you can get help as follows.

Pedal Revolution mechanics van will be available at the start for minor repairs and if anything major happens on route.

If all else fails then you can be picked up by the Broom Wagon by calling the number saved above.

Routes

Below you’ll find details of the 5 routes for The Southwold Roubaix.  Click on the Download GPX button and that will take you to Ridewithgps.com which lets you download the route as a GPX file (for your Garmin or Garmin-a-like device) or print out the route instructions if you’re going old school

All the routes take in country lanes. These are great riding but watch out for pot holes and keep a watch out for horses and other road users.

25 Mile Route

The 25 mile route is a lovely ride from Whitlingham country Park out to Loddon and then back along the beautiful road running adjacent to the River Yare. We have chosen carefully points to cross over the main roads but please be careful and take care.

35 Mile Route

The 35 mile route takes in Hapton, Brooke and Loddon before returning back to Whitlingham.  It’s mostly on country lanes and has a Drink Stop at Rosy Lee’s in Loddon. Please be careful crossing main roads we have chosen safe places but please take care.

50 Mile Route

The 50 mile route takes in varying towns and villages showing off some of Norfolks best country roads. You will have a Drink stop at Aldiss Cafe at around 20 miles into your ride. You will then head back out and complete your next 30 miles before returning back to Whitlingham for a hot soup and a Roll.

50 Mile Route

The 50 mile route takes in varying towns and villages showing off some of Norfolks best country roads. You will have a Drink stop at Aldiss Cafe at around 20 miles into your ride. You will then head back out and complete your next 30 miles before returning back to Whitlingham for a hot soup and a Roll.