Cambridge to Norwich

Sunday 01 Oct 2017Coldham's Common, Pool Way, Cambridge.CB5 8NT80 miles

This ride has now passed.

Many thanks to everyone who took part in the Cambridge to Norwich ride on Sunday, and for any sponsorship that you were able to raise for the Spinal Injuries Association. We hope you enjoyed the event.
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Rider photos

A beautiful ride through autumnal East Anglia - back for the 7th time in 2017 and raising money for the Spinal Injuries Association. Starting at Coldham's Common in Cambridge the route heads east through an autumnal landscape of fenland, patchwork fields, some fantastic friendly pubs and even a few hills! The finish is at Earlham Park in Norwich - with sports massage, beer tent, great food and live music.

"An excellent route between Cambridge and Norwich, the route was very quiet and went through some lovely villages and countryside. Well done!" C. D.

"One of the best cycle events I have done (and last year, and the year before too). The route was lovely, the signs clear, the marshals helpful and all the stuff waiting at the end also wonderful. Looking forward to the same again next year." P.C

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"I would just like to give your team a big thank for the Cambridge to Norwich cycle. The route was really well thought out and the level of organisation was excellent." D.R.

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Ride Details


Coldham's Common, Pool Way, Cambridge.CB5 8NT


Earlham Park, University Drive, Norwich, NR4 7TJ


80 miles

Challenge rating


Start times

07.30 - 09.30 at a time to suit you.


Entry Pack (£20.00)
Team Entry (Enter total no. required. Price per person) (£19.50)
Transport AM (£25.00)
Transport PM (£25.00)

Other info

COACH TRANSPORT - coaches with trucks for bikes run in the morning to take riders/bikes from Norwich to the start. Meet in bus turnaround area where University Drive joins Earlham Road (B1108) at 06:00 to load bikes - full details in rider pack sent on registration. Afternoon transport at approximately 5.30pm to take cyclists/bikes back to Cambridge.
Advance booking recommended as spaces cannot be guaranteed on the day - tickets cost £25 for you and your bike. NB transport tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE
Due to low uptake for the PM transport we have had to cancel the 3pm coach service from Norwich to Cambridge. There will now only be one PM transport at 5.30pm. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and we are grateful for your understanding. We recommend that you judge your ride accordingly and make use of the official refreshment stops. The AM transport service remains unchanged.
It is recommended that all riders wear a helmet. A selection of helmets will be available for purchase on the day.

** We recommend that all riders have both bike and personal liability insurances as we cannot be held responsible for damage, loss or theft of your bike or personal items or personal liability.**

For answers to common queries about our rides, please see our ONLINE FAQs

Ride Gradings

Suitable for anyone who enjoys a reasonably active life. The pace is gentle and the terrain flat to undulating. Distances no more than 30 miles (50km).

Suitable for those with slightly more cycling experience. the terrain can be a little hillier than grade 1.5 and distances up to 45 miles (70km).

For the regular and reasonably fit cyclist. The terrain may include some challenging hills and distances up to 75 miles (110km).

These routes require a good level of fitness and stamina and feature challenging inclines and/or a longer time in the saddle. Distances can be up to 100 miles (160km).

Getting here by car

M11 Junc 14 follow A14 to Junc 35, turning right on to A1303 (Newmarket Rd.) and follow signs to the Start.
Parking at Abbey Pool adjacent to the common is £3 all day - book online when you register or pay on the day. Please retrieve your car by 7.30pm otherwise it may be locked in. (car park will remain open for the last Bike Events transport back from Norwich).
Parking at the finish - car park on University Drive (follow Bike Events signs) operated by taking a token at the barrier and making payment at the Pay on Foot machine before you leave. £1 flat fee for the day. Lost tokens are charged at £25.

Getting here by train

Cambridge station is 1 mile from the start - follow our signs. National Rail Enquiries 08457 48 49 50. Trains from Norwich station will be operating a strict 4-cycles-per-train policy so we recommend you use the Bike Events transport in order to avoid problems getting onto a train. Norwich Station is approximately 4.5 miles from the Finish venue.

Sorry, no photographer on this ride

The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) is different because our charity is for spinal cord injured people by spinal cord injured people. We know that the best person to provide expert advice and support is someone who has experienced spinal cord injury themselves.

In the UK an estimated 40,000 people are living with a spinal cord injured, with approximately 1,000 people sustaining a new injury every year, and it is our vision for all of them to receive the specialist treatment, care, rehabilitation, and support they need to be fully integrated and empowered participants in society. We achieve this by providing: outreach support, advocacy, advice, information, counselling, and training.

Every year it costs us £2 million to deliver our services and we are so grateful to the individuals, companies, and trusts that support us to make our charitable activities possible.
Charity reg number 1054097

Your entry fee only covers the costs of running the ride so please ask family and friends to sponsor you generously to make a real difference. THANK YOU