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Ipswich: Gearing up for the return of the British Cycling Elite Road Race series and the Sky Ride on August 30 and 31

16:45 10 July 2014

Cyclists ride through Ipswich during the Sky Ride on Sunday, 08 September.

Cyclists ride through Ipswich during the Sky Ride on Sunday, 08 September.


A wheely good time is guaranteed this August as the town’s popular cycling weekend returns.

Cycling fans of all shapes and sizes can find something suitable throughout the weekend, August 30-31, with activities for spectators as well as those looking to get on their bikes.

The conclusion of the British Cycling Elite Road Race series will come to town, while families can enjoy a Sky Ride along traffic-free routes. This year will also see a new sporting challenge for more capable cyclists, with a 100-mile route starting and finishing at the waterfront.

The weekend’s events are supported by Ipswich Borough Council and British Cycling, and are sponsored by Ipswich-based digital marketing agency Crafted. Alasdair Ross, the council’s deputy culture and leisure portfolio holder, said: “I hope as many residents as possible will get out on two wheels.”



  • Only 6 weeks or so for the SCC, IBC or DontTravel Ipswich to put up a load of new and expensive traffic lights to bring this whole thing to a stop. And how come there are no traffic lights down on the quayside? Surely they need some there as well?

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    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • There will be the usual half a dozen grumps on here moaning about traffic lights or councils or something and a few thousand people out and enjoying themselves. Get involved you lot, it may cheer you up a bit!

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    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • @pandy no that was a completely different set of racing,that only got a bad press as it didn't involve the 'waterfront town centre' or Ipswich central so it seems, whilst this does, so it's obviously a good thing

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    Thursday, July 10, 2014

  • Wait for me il just grab me helmet

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    Thursday, July 10, 2014

  • If I can remember it was not very popular with the traders in town last year

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    Thursday, July 10, 2014

  • Oh no...not again!

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    Thursday, July 10, 2014

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