With bike friendly contours, varied and beautiful scenery, dedicated cycleways and quiet lanes and back roads, you’ll have a trip to remember. And there are plenty of resources to help get your wheels turning.
The traffic free Marriott’s Way
between Norwich and Aylsham, places Norwich on National Network route number 1. The Bure Valley cycle path also connects with Aylsham. It runs for 9 miles (14 km) alongside the narrow gauge railway to Wroxham.
The Wensum Valley Trust
has leaflets and information about cycle rides in the Wensum Valley.
There are downloadable PDF routes available on our Broads by Bike pages
, or you can pick up copies at local Broads Information Centres, including Hoveton Information Centre, 01603 782281
Norfolk Countryside Access
also has an online guide to some of the cycle routes in the area.
You can combine cycle riding with a train trip too! The Bittern Line
links Norwich to Wroxham and the coast, with countryside stops along the way where you can get out under your own pedal power.
can also carry bikes on their network of services around the region and beyond.
Other cycling links:
Touring Cyclists in Norwich City Centre
A secure cycle storage facility for bicycles and cyclists' belongings, especially suitable for touring cyclists, is available at the Norwich City Council run St Andrews car park, (entrance from Duke Street; Norwich city centre close to Sustrans Route 1), ask at the car park office and staff will be on hand to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Toilets are also available at this car park. More details on St Andrews car park.
The Norwich 100/50 Bike Ride
The Norwich 100/50 bike ride is a popular annual cycling event which starts in the centre of Norwich and takes riders out into perfect cycling country on quiet roads and through picturesque villages, including parts of the Norfolk Broads. You can choose from either a challenging 100 mile route or a gentler 50 mile option. Usually held late May or early June, the 2013 event will be held on Saturday 1st June.
The British Heart Foundation
are charity sponsors of the ride. For further information visit the Bike Events