Cycling in Suffolk
London to Ipswich
The route heads out of London from Greenwich in a northerly direction along the Lea Valley cycle route into Hertfordshire. From Harlow the route through Essex takes you via Chelmsford and Colchester into Suffolk to Ipswich. London to Harwich also forms part of EuroVelo 2.
Ipswich to Hull via Fakenham
National Route 11 of the National Cycle Network will connect Harlow in Essex with Wigginhall St Germans (south of King's Lynn) in Norfolk via Cambridge and Ely. Harlow to Stanstead Mountfitchet and Waterbeach to Wicken are still under development, along with a link to Saffron Walden. The route is described here from Stanstead Mountfitchet to Wigginhall St Germans but is signed in both directions. Where no printed map is available for a particular section please use the Sustrans online mapping.
The route is open from Stansted Mountfitchet to Cambridge via Ickleton as far north as Waterbeach, and between Wicken Fen and Wigginhall St Germans. It is possible to stay on the National Cycle Network and avoid the gap in the route between Waterbeach and Wicken Fen by using a section of National Route 51 via Bottisham and Burwell.Read More ...
National Route 13 of the National Cycle Network will connect Tower Bridge in London with Fakenham in Norwich. Passing through East London close to the Thames, Route 13 then heads north from Tilbury to Chelmsford in Essex. After a stretch on National Route 1 (also part of EuroVelo 2) National Route 13 resumes at Colchester and continues north to rejoin National Route 1 just south of Fakenham in Norfolk. The route is described here from Tower Bridge to Fakenham but is signed in both directions. Where no printed map is available for a particular section please use the Sustrans online mapping.
The route is under development but there are many sections already open: between Rainham Marshes and Purfleet; alongside the Thames at Grays and Tilbury; through Basildon; from the outskirts of Billericay to Bures near Colchester; and from Sudbury to Coney Weston. The longest continuously open stretch is from Thetford to Fakenham. Read More ...
Regional Route 30
Regional Route 30 runs around the edge of Norfolk, sometimes shared with National Routes, with a high proportion of the route on roads. King’s Lynn Route 30 is shared with National Route 1 and the routes split just past Wells-next-the-Sea with the Coastal route continuing through Cromer and Great Yarmouth and into Lowestoft. From Lowestoft the route follows the Waveney Valley along the Norfolk/ Suffolk border passing through Beccles, where it rejoins National Route 1, then on through Bungay and Diss to join the Little Ouse Valley and National Route 13 near Thetford. The route continues through Brandon to link up with National Route 11 for the route back to King’s Lynn.
Regional Route 31
Regional Route 31 Beccels to Reedham. A route being developed from Reedham to Gt Yarmouth via Acle.
Regional Route 33
Regional Route 33 Felbrigg Hall to Aylsham via Bicking Hall. This route is to be extended from Aylsham via Marriotts Way to Reepham.