RSPB Go Wild Autumn

RSPB Suffolk Go Wild

RSPB Suffolk Go Wild Autumn Sportive 2021

It’s back!

We are pleased to announce that your favourite RSPB/TPR mixed terrain cycle sportive is back, exploring the wilder parts of the beautiful Suffolk Coast. Starting at the incredible RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve before heading out to join up nature reserves and wildlife havens in the best possible way, on 2 wheels! There’s a family friendly 5m route, a 30m route and the full 60m challenge.

 

This is not a road event; it’s 50% off-road with no alternative sectors, it’s a route where you will get muddy and be grinning from ear to ear. The route has been carefully planned to take in some of the best off-road and quiet country lanes that you could possibly hope for and is suitable for any bike that is at home off-road, from a retro hardtail, to a bouncy full susser, or your latest shiny new gravel bike. There’s a bit of everything on this route; wide forest tracks, rooty singletrack, gravel, sand, mud and mellow lanes. We’ve even managed to sort out access to few trails that are not normally open to bikes!

 

RSPB Suffolk Go Wild 50/50 Sportive

Suffolk’s Wild Coast, with RSPB Minsmere as the beating heart. A network of beautiful wild spaces just waiting to be explored. RSPB Suffolk Go Wild Sportive is the best way to get out on your bike and find these hidden gems. Country lanes, sandy tracks, rooty singletrack, open heath, forest fireroads, vast wetlands, mud, loam, gravel: all to be found on route. The route is perfect gravel bike terrain but suits almost any kind of bike that is home off road – from CX race bikes to bouncy full sussers or your favourite old hardtail, the choice is yours. Just make sure that whatever you choose to ride you don’t mind if it gets wet, muddy and dusty and that it is up to the task.

The  RSPB Minsmere nature reserve is one of the most bio-diverse places in the whole UK, the route will take you through beautiful woodlands and open heathland, internationally important wetland habitats and rolling Suffolk farmland. Our aim is for you to enjoy the wild spaces and hidden gems of the Suffolk coast. You will be passing (amongst other places) 7 RSPB Nature reserves, 3 forestry woodlands, multiple SSSIs and beautiful Suffolk villages.

Three trails are available, 10km, 50km and the full 100km. All start and finish at RSPB Minsmere where there is a café and shop plus family friendly activities, waymarked walking routes and more wildlife than you can shake a stick at. This is an event where the whole family is welcome, either riding the family friendly short route together or waiting for one of your clan to return from the medium or long route while you all enjoy the amazing reserve. 

What You Get:

• Bespoke Finishers Medal
• Event Photography
• Free lunch for the 65 mile riders
• Full Route Signage
• Route Downloads
• Event Catering
• Broom wagon and emergency bike repairs 
‍• First Aid at Event Village 

Car Parking:

There will be car paring available at RSPB Minsmere but be advised it is on a grass field so please be careful and don’t park in a dip if you are in a standard car.

Route Maps 

60 Mile 50/50 Route  – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35514065?privacy_code=TnKIwdhvLl5M45oh

30 Mile 50/50 Route  – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35493423?privacy_code=iKixELOYR1SXtRVX

6 Mile family Route – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35514802

Route changes may be made by the organiser up to 24 hours before the event start due to any unforeseen road closures or recent local government changes.

Event Information

Online Entries Close

Thursday 4th November at 3:00pm

Cost:

Family route 5 miles   £10.00*
30 Mile Route   £20.00
65 Mile Route   £25.00           
*per family up to 2 adult & 2 Children

Location:

RSPB Minsmere, Sheepwash Ln, Saxmundham IP17 3BY

Date:

Sunday 7th November 2020

Start Times 

60 Mile – 9:00am

30 Mile – 9:30am

Family – 10:00am 

Event Closes

17:00hrs

Entry on Day:

There will be no Entry on the Day. 

Final Instruction

Will be emailed on Thursday 4th November.

This Event Includes:

• Bespoke Specific Finishers Medal
• Event Photography
• Free lunch for the 65 mile riders
• Full Route Signage
• Route Downloads
• Event Catering
• Broom wagon and emergency bike repairs 
• First Aid at Event Village