Cambridge to King's Lynn - 26 August (night ride)

Ride Leader Claire says:

Gown to Crown: 120km / 80 miles, elevation ~300m.

Mostly quiet roads winding our way out of collegiate Cambridge, through Ely to our midpoint cafe stop at Welney Wetlands Centre. Then it’s back below sea level to see sunrise in big skies and horizon stretching views.

After Georgian Wisbech, we turn towards our breakfast destination on the quayside in King’s Lynn, via the ferry crossing. Alternative dry route is available. There is a small amount of off-road track on the route and good front lights are needed.

There will likely be a small peloton heading back to Ely (and beyond) for those feeling adventurous.

With regards to the ferry, on the West Lynn side, there's a jetty and you need to be able to lift your bike and step down onto the ferry. On the King's Lynn side, there is a short but steep set of steps up to the street. There will be an alternative route round to King's Lynn for anyone who may find this tricky (including those on recumbents or tandems) or indeed, gets seasick.

 

Please let us know on the registration form if you need the alternative route.

Important note, our half way stop has a minimum number of people it will cater for, so on this occasion we are asking for a non-refundable prepayment of £8 (tbc). For this you will get unlimited hot drinks, cake (a selection) and a hot sausage roll, cheese pasty or steak pasty (food options also TBC). A vegan option is available.

Registration will open nearer the date.