HCC Route and Area Maps
Some routes in order of increasing distance you might like to try. Each route is linked to RideWithGPS (click on the map), where you can download the GPX file for your device, or print out a map and route sheet if you'd rather do it the old-fashioned way!
Route 1: Wenham Loop
22km/13.8 mile loop that can be extended as much as necessary via Raydon Airfield to make as long a ride as you like! 144m/475ft elevation.
Route 2: Gayford Flyer proposed 2021 'Hurricane' Route
38km/24 miles. A fairly gentle route - though it does have a couple of sharp little hills - around some lovely local countryside. Take care when crossing the A1071, both at Hadleigh and at Boxford.
Route 3: Assington Via Bures
43.7km/27 miles, 319m/1052ft climbing
Route 4: Gayford Flyer 2018 'Lancaster' Route
47km/29.2 miles with 268m (885ft) of climbing on an 'out and back' route from Hadleigh.
Route 5: Café Como ride.
49km/30 miles, 359m/1185ft to one of the nicest coffee and cake stops in the area.
Route 6: Alder Carr
55km/34.3 miles, 382m/1260ft climbing.
Route 7: Pin Mill
55km/34.3 miles with 400m/1320ft of ascent. A circular route to the wonderful Butt and Oyster pub.
Route 8: Gayford Flyer proposed 2021 'Lancaster' Route
60km/37.2 miles. Getting a bit more ambitious, with 386m (1270ft) of climbing.
Route 9: Maglia Rosso
63.6km/39.5 miles and 475m/1568ft of climbing to a great local bike shop and cafe - with its own cyclocross course!
Route 10: Woodbridge
73km/45.3 miles, 545m/1800ft climbing
Route 11: Harwich
77.3km/48 miles and 409m/1350ft of climbing to the coast.
Route 11: Gayford Flyer 2019 'Spitfire' Route
90.7km/56.4 miles. The signature route of HCC's annual Sportive over the last few years. 621m (2050ft) of climbing over a fascinating route of local roads.
Route 12: Clare via Bures
91.1km/56.6 miles, 812m (2680ft) climbing. This is a 60 mile return trip to Clare via Bures and Sudbury, including the lovely Stour valley through Lamarsh and Henny. Several cafes in Clare - need a bike lock as nowhere safe for bikes.
Route 13: Gayford Flyer proposed 2021 'Spitfire' Routes
100.3km/62.3 miles. A good day's ride out, with 2140ft of climbing, taking in several local airfields, both current and disused, in connection with Oswald Gayford, a local aviation pioneer.