Alton Water 360!

Sunday 3rd March 2013 at 10.00am This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
Alton Water Park Main Car Park, next to Cafe/Centre Holbrook Road IP9 2RY
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
1 hours 50 mins  (1 hours 10 mins cycling)
Bike Type You probably don’t want to drag your road bike across bumpy trails. Maybe you want to make the most of the suspension on your mountain bike. This helps you match your ride to your bike.
Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres) 
Suitable for Child Trailers
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders


What other riders think of this route

Sky Ride Local in Ipswich

If you’re fairly confident on your bike on dirt and gravel surfaces and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, our Off-Road Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, there is barely a metre of tarmac in sight on these rides so come and enjoy the scrunch of gravel and the squelch of mud under your tyres with us! Rides are between 6 and 15 miles long, at a moderate pace of between 7 and 10 miles an hour.

Set in the beautiful Suffolk countryside, Alton Water is the largest area of inland water in Suffolk and this off-road ride is the perfect way to see it. At 7 miles long, this is a great way to get out on the bike with family and friends and experience the amazing sights and sounds of Mother Nature at her finest. Bring a sandwich and a drink as there are plenty of places to stop and admire the view on this fabulous off-road route.

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
The minimum age for these rides is 8, there must be no child trailers or child seats, children must be capable of riding within the demands of the off-road specification.
Please bring equipment with you to repair punctures, Ride Leaders are there to help but are not responsible for your bike.
All rides leave at the time stated you must arrive early Ride Leaders will not wait.

Car Parking
Yes, at Start point, next to Cafe/Centre and other car parks around the reservoir, charges may apply
Nearest Train Station
Ipswich Manningtree Station, 10 miles 
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at At the main entrance car park  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Trudi Curtis
    Trudi Curtis Hi ladies, welcome to Breeze! I love riding my bike and encouraging others to take up two wheels! We are a fun group that always welcome new comers and no one's ever left behind. I hope to see you on one of our Breeze rides soon!
  • Mark Mayhew
    Mark Mayhew

Rider Comments on the Route

  • Stuart Brown Thursday 5th November
  • hazel carey Saturday 10th October
  • Sean Marner Sunday 6th September Good fun and challenging in places, but still accessible to beginners and families.
  • hazel carey Monday 10th August

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