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Cycling UK launches new long-distance cycling route in Norfolk

Cycling UK launches new long-distance cycling route in Norfolk

Cycling UK is launching a new long-distance cycling route in Norfolk today, Thursday 13th October. Called the Rebellion Way, it is a 232-mile (373km) route…

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Cycling UK is launching a new long-distance cycling route in Norfolk today, Thursday 13th October.

Called the Rebellion Way, it is a 232-mile (373km) route beginning and ending in Norwich. It’s designed to be ridden over four to six days in one go but can be split in half at King’s Lynn with onward transport options.

The route, which was funded through the European Regional Development Fund’s Experience project, passes through Diss, Thetford, Castle Acre, King’s Lynn, Hunstanton and Sheringham. Using a varied mix of country lanes, bridleways, byways, cycle paths and forest tracks, Cycling UK said it should be suitable for anyone with reasonable fitness on the vast majority of bikes.

The charity has designed the route as an entry point for people interested in multi-day bikepacking trips, but said experienced bikepackers will also be ‘pleasantly surprised’ by the variety and challenges the route presents.

Claire Frecknall, ambassador for Mason Cycles who rode the Rebellion Way in early September, said: “The Rebellion Way is a great ‘all ability’ route. Quiet lanes, beautiful forests and big skies, a proper adventure but without masses of elevation. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone looking to take their first steps into multi-day trips.”

Cycling UK is working with the not-for-profit Community Interest Company Experience Community to improve the accessibility of the Rebellion Way. They are currently devising a rideable route for people using adaptive cycles, such as handcycles or tricycles, which they aim to improve over the coming years.

Sophie Gordon, Cycling UK’s campaigns officer behind the creation […]

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