East Anglia – 2021
East Anglia (in the eastern lobe of England) comprises the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. The name originated in the 6th century and derives from the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of the East Angles, a tribe that migrated from Northern Germany.
Much of the East of England has preserved its character, rural landscape, architecture and traditions, and evidence of its importance in history can be seen all around. There are many miles of quiet country lanes to explore, numerous delightful villages to discover and a whole host of castles, stately homes, churches and ancient monuments to visit. The ancient university city of Cambridge, Norwich Cathedral, the beautiful Norfolk coastline and the Royal Estates are amongst the highlights of the itinerary.
With virtually flat terrain throughout the region, East Anglia is a cycling paradise – in particular for those who look on hills and mountains as more of a chore than a pleasure! However, there will be plenty of extension options for those who want to tackle more than the core routes – including an optional 100 mile loop ride!
The start point for the tour is Cambridge, which is easily accessible from London. Most participants may decide to arrive a day or two early to allow time to thoroughly explore this fascinating, historic city. From here we will ride in a counterclockwise loop around East Anglia with overnights in… (Join People Cycling to read more)