Sea, Ships and Forts - Strong Plus

Sunday 21st October 2012 at 9.00am 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
Gainsborough Sports and Community Centre Brazier's Wood Road IP3 0SP
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.
3 hours 10 mins  (2 hours 50 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.
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

Challenging rides on the road for adults only If you've been riding a road bike for a while, and perhaps been thinking about joining a cycling club, these rides – brand new for 2012 – are for you. The prospect of a speedy pace over twenty to fifty miles, and the strong likelihood of some hills thrown in along the way, means our Ride Strong Plus rides are not for the faint-hearted.

This is a mainly rural ride, through quiet lanes and countryside and incorporating a bracing ride along the Felixstowe sea front. On this pleasant circular route we'll take in fine views of the Sea, Forts and historic port of Felixstowe. Come and join us for a speedy spin of the legs!

If you've already tried one of our Ride Strong Plus rides and you're ready for the next challenge, why not try a British Cycling Sportive?

Additional Information

As these are adult only rides, designed for cyclists progressing from the standard Ride Strong level, the pace of the ride could increase to 15mph at the discretion of the Ride Leader.

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
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 Gainsborough Sports and Community Centre
Nearest Train Station
Ipswich Train Station, 2.9 miles 
Changing Facilities Available?
Yes, at Gainsborough Sports and Community Centre, if open at time of ride, ask at reception for permission  
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at Gainsborough Sports and Community Centre, if open at time of ride, ask at reception for permission  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Mark Mayhew
    Mark Mayhew
  • Claire Mayhew
    Claire Mayhew Hi, i am claire mayhew try and go cycling at weekend and enjoy having company around me, also like cycling long distance with my husband, and friends.
  • Ian Stevens
    Ian Stevens I am a recreational road rider, which means I go out at weekends to enjoy a ride and sometimes ride to work during the week. I want as many people as possible to have the chance to enjoy riding as I do and the Sky Rides are a fantastic way to do that.

Rider Comments on the Route

  • steve cade Saturday 26th July
  • Trudi Curtis Sunday 13th July I love this route, ridden it many times now as a leader and as a participant. It has its hills to challenge you and a nice stop at the Viewpoint cafe to re-energise before the journey back.

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