Winter Series
Rider Information

Winter Series Rider Information

Start Times from Whitlingham Country Park:

25 mile : 12pm Noon 28th December 2019

35 mile : 12pm Noon 18th January 2020

50 miles : 11am 15th Febuary 2020

On the day : If you have your rider number then you will just need to collect your wristband on the day from Sign up desk and we will need you to sign in and out on each day of our the winter Series events.

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 Norfolk and 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 limited but if you need to bring your car – please park in the Car Parks around Whitlingham Country park. We would rather you rode to our event and if you can find cheaper car parking in Norwich it’s only a short ride back down to Whitlingham.

If you’ve already got your rider number then you just need to sign in on the day and collect your wrist band – just head straight for the start in the field next to Flint Barn. 

Start times are:

25 mile : 12pm Noon 28th December 2020

35 mile : 12pm Noon 18th January

50 miles : 11am 15th February

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 3 routes for Tour de Broads Winter Series.  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.