Our famous Summer sportive Tour de Broads event returns for the 8th time on Sunday 18th August 2019. Experience the unique country roads, quiet villages and picturesque scenery that the Norfolk Broads has to offer, in a safe, well-supported, friendly event.
The Grand Depart
We have once again found a new home for the 2019 edition of The Tour de Broads Summer Sportive, this time bringing the event HQ even closer to the Broads, Whitlingham Country Park. The venue is completely self-contained with all facilities on site, including:
- Mobile mechanic and Broom Wagon
- Pre-ride mechanical support
- Registration and information point
- Artisan food and refreshment stands
- Adnams bar
- Music and entertainment
- Finish Line Photography
There are a choice of four routes (25 miles, 50 miles, 75 miles and 100 miles) and the Pushing Ahead family ride.
All routes are fully signposted.
All routes will have a number of dedicated rest stops. The teams at our rest stops are all volunteers and will be happy to help you if you require any assistance. Drink and feed stops will be close to toilets and have somewhere to fill up your waterbottle and rest awhile. The Charity teams will sell you tea/coffee and cake to help you along your way.
The Feed stop (100 & 75 mile) will also include a complimentary meal-deal style lunch with sandwich, banana, crisps & cake
All riders who complete the event will be greeted at the finish area with a smile, a Finisher’s medal as well as a complimentary gift. Finish line photos will be available to purchase after the event.
Ride the Richardson’s RetroRide or Fatbirds-Titanium Ti Ride on Saturday and get a free Adnams/Drinks voucher on the day. Collect from Event HQ on production of your rider plaques.
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We have been able to secure parking onsite for all Tour de Broads entrants. Car parking will be £5 per car. Cash only please. Please follow directional signs to the car park. Car parks will be open from 7:00am. Staggered start times will alleviate car park queues, please try not to arrive too far in advance of your allocated time.
It is cheaper and closer to the event village with traffic free access to the start.
A parking restriction notice is in force along Whitlingham Lane on the day to keep the lane safe and open for cyclists. No parking will be allowed along Whitlingham lane from 6am to 6pm.
In order to keep spaces available for families with children, disabilities and other visitors to the park, Whitlingham Country Park will restrict entry to their car parks from 7am to 10am.
The Car park will be well signposted from the Lowestoft A146 Junction
-From Norwich or the Southern Bypass, follow signs to A146 Lowestoft.
-Turn Left into Kirby Road toward Claxton, Rockland ST Mary, Surlingham, Bramerton, Kirby Bedon, Sewage Works
-Turn first left again onto the Crown Point estate entrance signposted as a cycle route to Trowse and Norwich. A Tour de Broads Feather Flag will mark the entrance.
This road takes you back over the Southern Bypass and through Crown Point Estate to the entrance to the Car Park – the large field directly opposite Whitlingham Barn. Please park considerately and follow the Tour de Broads signs to the start.
Please drive courteously through the estate and remember that is it private property and someone’s home. Access to this field was granted after many months of negotiation and any complaints would mean we could not use it again for future events. Please take your rubbish with you and only use the toilets provided at the event village
DISABLED parking will be in the car park adjacent to the Flint Barn, right next to the event village.