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!
The first map below will be sent out a s a printed leaflet via the Hadleigh Community News in June 2021 - click on the image to see the leaflet, which you may print out for yourself. The routes shown are linked to via the icons below the map. More details about the pubs and cafes shown can be found by going to our Cafe Map here. Longer routes are shown below the big map, and these are in turn linked to RideWithGPS, where you can get the GPS files if you'd like.
For more ideas of where to ride locally, see the following links:
Route 9: 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 10: Bildeston - Boxford
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 11: Assington Via Bures
43.7km/27 miles, 319m/1052ft climbing
Route 12: Gayford Flyer 2018 'Lancaster' Route
47km/29.2 miles with 268m (885ft) of climbing on an 'out and back' route from Hadleigh.
Route 13: Café Como ride.
49km/30 miles, 359m/1185ft to one of the nicest coffee and cake stops in the area.
Route 14: The Full English
49.3km/30 miles, 405m/1336ft. A lovely ride round some of the more remote lanes in our area.
Route 15: Northern Lanes
53km/33 miles, 461m/1520ft. A fairly hilly, very picturesque ride that takes you round Wattisham Army airfield and through some lovely villages.
Route 16: Alder Carr
55km/34.3 miles, 382m/1260ft climbing.
Route 17: Pin Mill
55km/34.3 miles with 400m/1320ft of ascent. A circular route to the wonderful Butt and Oyster pub.
Route 18: a bit further...
60km/37.2 miles. Getting a bit more ambitious, with 386m (1270ft) of climbing.
Route 19: 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 20: Woodbridge
73km/45.3 miles, 545m/1800ft climbing
Route 21: Harwich
77.3km/48 miles and 409m/1350ft of climbing to the coast.
Route 22: 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 23: 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 24: 100km round the lanes.
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.