The Southwold Sportive and Roubaix

The stunning town of Southwold lays host to The Southwold Sportive for our 6th edition of the event. The wide open and rolling landscape with some beautiful country roads lends its self to the perfect place for an early season sportive. 

The Southwold Sportive is a great event for that early season motivation. You can challenge yourself on either a 25, 50, 75 or by popular demand, our 100 mile route to bag your first century of the year! 

All routes will also have OPTIONAL off-road sectors that you can complete if you wish, these are called our Roubaix sectors in homage to the famous early season “Paris-Roubaix” race that utilises the cobbles and rough tracks of northern France. 

The event is open to all riders of all abilities and ages. We encourage all types of bikes as well, with the ability to complete this ride on a road bike or take your gravel bike for those optional Roubaix sectors.

Date

28th April 2024

Location

Southwold, 15 York Road, IP18 6AN

Event Times

Event Village Times – 8:00am till 5:00pm

Whats Included

Fully Signed Routes

Fully Signposted routes with arrows at leasta every 2 miles.

Tasty Adnams

Thanks to our friends at Adnams, have a tasty beer on us at the finish to celebrate you achievement !

Food & Drink Included

All Food and drink at various drink stops are all included.

Souvenir Rider Number

You will receive a souvenir rider number for the event.

Finishers Medal

Every participant will get a custom medal when finishing.

Free Photos

All photos will be free to download after the event.

Broom wagons

Broom wagons will be available for mechanicals and support.

Great Commeraderie

Expect a warm and friendly welcome from our team and your fellow riders whatever your age or experience, whether your riding a road bike, MTB, e-bike or any other!

Southwold Roubaix Ride Options

100 Mile Route

Brand new for 2023 and back by very popular demand. A chance to get your first century of the year in on some stunning roads and optional Roubaix sectors.

This route will take you South from Southwold towards Ipswich, staying on quiet B roads and country back lanes letting you stretch your legs while taking in the scenery. This route includes a number of optional Roubaix sectors are that suitable for gravel bikes. 

Route Features

  • Distance – 100 Miles
  • Elevation – 2.675ft
  • Start time – 8:00am
  • £35 inclusive of lunch and feedstops

TPR Events Difficulty Rating (This difficulty is worked out from the elevation and riding the routes ourselves)

7/10

75 Mile Route

This 75 mile route will follow the 100 mile route down towards Tunstall Forest where it will split away from the 100 mile route and criss cross its way over some stunning back lanes and B roads to meet back up with the 100 mile route. 

This ride is perfect for all abilities and bike types. You will get supported the whole way round with our all inclusive drink stops run by our amazing volunteers. 

Route Features

  • Distance – 75 Miles
  • Elevation – 2.395ft
  • Start time – 8:00am
  • £30 inclusive of lunch and feedstops

TPR Events Difficulty Rating (This difficulty is worked out from the elevation and riding the routes ourselves)

5/10

50 Mile Route

50 miles around some stunning villages in Suffolk…. Thats what the 50 mile route on the Southwold Sportive gives you. You will wind your way south from our start crossing through some extensive heathland, passing through forests on quiet roads before coming across some amazing villages. 

This route is suitable for all riders of any ability or age riding whatever bike you would like. There are some optional Roubaix sectors which are more suitable for gravel and off road bikes but these are all optional so a road will be fine as well. Don’t forget E-Bikes and anything else you can think of are all welcome as well.

Route Features

  • Distance – 50 Miles
  • Elevation – 1,395ft
  • Start time – 8:30am
  • £25 inclusive of feedstops

TPR Events Difficulty Rating (This difficulty is worked out from the elevation and riding the routes ourselves)

4/10

25 Mile Route

The 25 mile route on the Southwold Sportive has somewhat become a little bit of a talking point. This route doesn’t miss out on any of the big appeal parts of the event with stunning back roads, beautiful villages and a Free drink stop. 

You will ride south from Southwold making you way towards Dunwich before heading back through Wesleton and finishing back at Southwold. 

Route Features

  • Distance – 25 Miles
  • Elevation – 895ft
  • Start time – 9:00am
  • £20 inclusive of feedstops

TPR Events Difficulty Rating (This difficulty is worked out from the elevation and riding the routes ourselves)

3/10