The Southwold Sportive

Event Description

Pedal Revolution Events are thrilled to announce the return of this unique road season opening cycling event. Following last year’s successful inaugural event, ‘The Southwold Cycle Sportive’, featuring ‘The Southwold Roubaix Sportive’ will return to the picturesque seaside town on Saturday 13th April 2019.

The Southwold Cycle Sportive is a recreational cycle ride with routes and distances to suit all ages and abilities. It will feature 25 and 50 mile routes as well as a family friendly ride. Held mainly on quiet roads each route will incorporate optional rough and unmade paths. Our family ride should take you just one hour to cycle – perfect for little legs!

The Southwold ‘Roubaix’ Sportive is our tribute to the famous Paris-Roubaix a gruelling road race renowned for its cobbles, crashes, broken bikes and exhausted riders caked in mud and muck. Held the day before the famed race, our tribute to this classic will be gentler than the Arenberg Forest, but will still feature several sections of rough, unmade paths or cobbles. The 75 mile route will head to Woodbridge where riders will stop for lunch before heading back to Southwold.

Fully supported with mobile mechanic and ‘broom wagon’, drink stops along the way and a huge choice of cafés, pubs and restaurants in Southwold for coffee and cake, or lunch.

Event HQ and start location : South Green Southwold IP18 6HB


Routes

Select Route : Roubaix 75 easy 50 25

Roubaix Route Info


  • Distance: 70 miles
  • Road Type: Road w/ optional offroad sectuers
  • Elevation: 2,379 ft feet
  • Start Time: 08:30 AM — 09:00 AM
  • Lunch:
  • Water Stops:
  • GPX: Link

75 easy Route Info


  • Distance: 73.1 miles
  • Road Type: Road
  • Elevation: 2478 ft feet
  • Start Time: 08:30 AM — 09:00 AM
  • Lunch:
  • Water Stops:
  • GPX: Link

50 Route Info


  • Distance: 50 miles
  • Road Type: Road
  • Elevation: 1,689 ft feet
  • Start Time: 09:00 AM — 09:30 AM
  • Lunch:
  • Water Stops:
  • GPX: Link

25 Route Info


  • Distance: 25 miles
  • Road Type: Road
  • Elevation: 753 ft feet
  • Start Time: 09:30 AM — 10:00 AM
  • Lunch:
  • Water Stops:
  • GPX: Link

The Southwold Sportive Route Map

Event Info

Pedal Revolution are thrilled to announce the second edition of our exciting and unique event at the start of the 2019 cycling calendar. The Southwold Roubaix cycle Sportive is our tribute to the famous ‘Paris – Roubaix’ a 160 mile race on mostly cobbles and unmade roads renowned for its crashes, broken bikes and exhausted riders caked in Mud & muck.

This year we’re holding our event the day before the race so you don’t miss the action on TV. The 75 mile ‘Roubaix’ route has been created in homage to the Paris-Roubaix and is run over roads and unmade paths but unlike it's big brother our Roubaix Secteurs are OPTIONAL! Our tribute to this classic will be a much gentler, recreational cycle ride held mainly on quiet roads and is suitable for all ages and abilities. Your rewards for completing this unusual challenge will be the warm welcome and cheer you receive as you complete the ride and collect your medal.

Starting from picturesque Southwold, choose one of four routes through the stunning Suffolk countryside. Our challenging 75 mile route will stop for lunch in Framlingham before returning to Southwold, short cuts give the option of a 25 or 50 mile route, while our family ride should take you just one hour to cycle – perfect for little legs. Fully supported with mobile mechanic and ‘broom wagon’, drink stops along the way and a huge choice of café’s, pubs and restaurants in Southwold for coffee and cake.

Drink stops en-route every 20 miles with a lunch stop for the 75 milers at the famous Castle on the Hill – the Castle Inn at Framlingham

Entry Packs

Entry packs for this year's event will be downloadable via a link that will be emailed to you, therefore you MUST provide a valid email address on sign up.

You will receive an automatic confirmation email. You will receive an initial rider pack via email four weeks before the event. You will receive a final set of instructions one week before the event, or on the day from 7:30am

If you have not received your email, please email helen@tourdebroads.com

Your rider number and distance wristband can be collected on the day (from 7:30am) or from any Pedal Revolution store up to 4 weeks before the event. Bring your confirmation email with you to help us find your entry.