Suffolk 100

The Suffolk 100 will take place on Sunday 22nd May 2022.

2015 was Suffolk’s year of cycling, the county is becoming ever more rider-friendly and has some absolutely stunning countryside and breathtaking coastal views.

Three wonderful routes take in a variety of the Suffolk coast, 100 miles of the best scenery with ancient forest and countryside lanes. Whether you’re a seasoned spinner, or just enjoy cycling on a weekly basis there’s a route for you.

This year's event starts in the county’s reigning “Most Active Town”, Kesgrave. Situated on the edges of Ipswich, The HQ, Kesgrave Community and Conference Center is not only easily accessible by road and rail but also offers riders virtually traffic-free access to the wonderfully quiet country roads this sportive has to offer.

Online Entry

Spinner Suffolk 100 Sportive online pre-entry allows you to get this event in your diary and is the easiest way to secure your place. Numbers are limited for this event and you will be saving yourself an admin fee if you enter online rather than paying on the day. Online pre-entry will also allow you to turn up on the day and just collect your entry pack without the hassle of filling in forms, registering and queuing up.

Registration may have to close on the day if the event reaches its capacity, so it is best to pre-enter online to avoid disappointment.

Suffolk 100 Routes

All three routes head out from Kesgrave towards the coast, where the long and medium routes get a taste of the seaside breeze courtesy of Aldeburgh, where the coastal view may tempt you in for a quick dip after you have tasted some of the homemade flapjacks at the much talked about feed stops.

The long route then branches off towards the famous Dunwich Forest, where the quiet, tranquil lanes will allow you to hear the zip of your deep section rims, as they cut through the summer air.

From 55 miles in, the long route will start seeing a few rolling hills and you will quickly realise Suffolk is not as flat as it was supposed to be. Anyone on the medium and short routes that have fallen asleep will also be awoken with a few surprises for the legs at 20 miles to go. All routes see the last feed stop at 18 miles to go, where you are advised to pick up a banana or gel for the last push, or relax with a cracker and cheese while you psych yourself for the return.

Standards and Times

Although this is a non-competitive event, it is understood that riders like to know what times they have achieved for the distances chosen, and what these times equate to in terms of the Gold, Silver and Bronze standards. It is also a good way of keeping track of your fitness levels if you decide to do any other events. These awards will be available to view from the website after the event.

For more information, please visit the Suffolk 100 website.