Alton Water 360!

Sunday 31st 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.

Bike Hire is available at this location. Please follow the following link for further details:

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
Please make sure your bike is in good working order and 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. 

Children under the age of 5 do not need to register and must be in a BSI approved child seat, trailer or tag-a-long.

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 yes at the main entrance car park  

Meet the Ride Leaders

    To be confirmed

Rider Comments on the Route

  • Paul Lambert Saturday 11th October A nice scenic ride around Alton Water. There are a few inclines that might test younger or inexperienced riders but these are easy to dismount and walk if need be.
  • Kay Harris Monday 6th October
  • Jamie Yates Monday 6th October really nice location, some killer granny ring climbs. Will have a go at this route on my own faster.
  • George Chui Friday 11th July

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