East Anglia – England’s Hidden Cycling Paradise
With flat to very gently undulating terrain throughout the region, East Anglia is a cycling paradise – particularly for those who look on hills and mountains as more of a chore than a pleasure! However, there are plenty of extension options for those who want to tackle more than the core routes – including an optional 100-mile loop ride! There are many hundreds of miles of virtually traffic-free 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, the Norfolk Broads and the Royal Estates are amongst the highlights of the itinerary.
The name East Anglia derives from the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of the East Angles, a tribe that migrated to the region in the east of England 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. This is leisure bicycle touring at its very best!
The start point for the tour is Cambridge – the city is easily accessible from London – and participants may plan to arrive a day or two early to allow time to thoroughly explore this fascinating, historic city. From h… (Join People Cycling to read more)