Coolpedals cycling holidays, cycle hire, cycling trails in Suffolk and Essex, UK

Sports Rides

Most of our tours are aimed at leisure cyclists looking to ride no more than 50 miles/day, but here are a couple of much sterner challenge rides. They offer an energetic 2 day itinerary to test the mettle of keen sports cyclists. Both are a real blast!

The Stour Surprise - 2 Day Challenge Ride for Road Bikes

You thought Suffolk was flat? Well, think again! This road route offers nearly 4000 ft of ascent each day, as you follow the course of the River Stour from the sea to its source and back again. The scenery is idyllic, when you get a chance to catch your breath and look around. You'll encounter precious little traffic on the minor lanes that form the vast majority of the route.

The Three Rivers Rumble - 2 Day Challenge Ride for Mountain Bikes

Suffolk is arguably the most maritime county in England, with many miles of unspoilt coastline and numerous indented river estuaries. Much of it is lined with little-used bridleways, trails and paths: some are smooth, some rather bumpy! The Three Rivers Rumble takes the rough with the smooth, to create a grand tour right round the Stour, Orwell and Deben coastal estuaries.

Ready for The Challenge?

If you'd like to find out a bit more about either of these rides, we'd be delighted to have a chat. Give us a call on 01206 625325, or drop us an email to:

If you're part of a group looking to complete either of these challenge rides as a sponsored charity fundraising event, please talk to us about special group discount pricing, because we'd like to do our bit to help!

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Deer in Suffolk field, startled by mountain bike on nearby trail Offroad bike trail leaving Stoke by Nayland, heading west towards Essex
Levington Church from floral cycle trail Kersey village, a popular bike ride