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Norfolk’s Rebellion Way long distance cycle route opens

Norfolk's Rebellion Way long distance cycle route opens

Image caption, The long-distance cycle route goes through Castle Acre in Norfolk A new 232-mile (373km) cycling route that "shows off the best of Norfolk"…

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Image caption, The long-distance cycle route goes through Castle Acre in Norfolk A new 232-mile (373km) cycling route that "shows off the best of Norfolk" has been launched.

The Rebellion Way starts and ends in Norwich and passes through Diss, Thetford, Castle Acre, King’s Lynn, Hunstanton and Sheringham.

It is designed to be ridden over four to six days and is said to be suitable for anyone with reasonable fitness.

The "all ability" route is charity Cycling UK’s sixth long-distance cycling route in the UK.

It said Rebellion Way, which takes its name from Norfolk rebellions Boudicca and Robert Kett, used a varied mix of country lanes, bridleways, byways, cycle paths and forest tracks, and was suitable for the "vast majority of bikes". Image caption, Cycling UK said Norfolk was "perfect" for visiting cyclists due to its history, countryside and culture The charity said the route was designed to not only provide an entry point for those interested in multi-day bike-packing trips, but also to "show off the best of Norfolk" and bring an economic boost.

It said tourism spending from cyclists in the UK generated £520m per year. Long distance southern cycle route opens

New off-road cycle route links England and Scotland Plans for Dutch-style cycle network to be explored Sophie Gordon, behind the scheme, said: "Norfolk has amazing local history, beautiful countryside and vibrant culture, which makes it the perfect place for visiting cyclists."With the Rebellion Way, Cycling UK has created another incentive for visitors and residents alike […]

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