Popular Charity Sportive
The fabulous backdrop of Framlingham College and Framlingham Castle at the start of RIDE Suffolk is a sight to behold.
One of the biggest charity sportives in the East, boasting over 900 riders, RIDE Suffolk (formerly Suffolk Sunrise) has been a firm favourite fixture in the May cycling calendar for over a decade.
With flat and fast routes it is an ideal sportive for experienced riders to lay down an early-season benchmark, and for newer riders to tackle longer rides for the first time! Taking riders through the quiet coastal lanes of Suffolk the ride passes through many villages and towns with routes back to the Anglo Saxons.
Expect a great day in the saddle with the team on this Action Medical Research cycling event with first-class support throughout the day. Help us raise vital funds to help sick and disabled babies and children.
ride Suffolk Routes
- Chip timing
- Route options
- Circular route
- Feed stations
- Mechanical support
- Full signage
- Emergency cover
frequently asked questions
Do I need insurance?
We recommend that you have appropriate cover for you and your bike.
Are spare parts available for my bike?
Yes, for most common bikes. Spares are chargeable.
What happens if I get lost or get into difficulties on the day?
On the day you will be given a contact number for our ride control, who will help with any issues.
How long do I have to complete the ride?
The ride closes at 6.00pm. Very slow riders may be picked up and moved on.
Do I need to wear a cycle helmet?
You must wear a cycle helmet to take part.
How old do I need to be to take part?
You must be at least 16 on the day of the event to take part; if you are under 18 you must be accompanied by an adult.
What facilities are available?
There will be fuel/hydration stops, which will have strict distancing and hygiene controls in place. We will only provide pre-wrapped food items. Please bring a few extra of your own supplies as a back-up.
Toilets will be available, which will also have strict hygiene procedures in place that all will need to observe.
What are the timings for the day?
We will allocate you a ride time. We will be limiting the number of riders per 15 min slot to approx. We will put a process in place should you wish to alter your time slot. Please arrive as close to your start time as possible.
I'm registered on one of the longer routes
You will be automatically transferred to the Classic route as shown on the main page. If this does not work for you then please email email@example.com to make alternative arrangements.
Can I transfer to next year or get a refund?
Yes, just let us know and we will sort that out for you. Dates for next year may are still being finalised, so you may need to bear with us for a little while.
Will social distancing be in place?
Yes. We will expect all to observe the national guidelines for social distancing. From 4 July, government guidance on social distancing is that if you cannot keep a two-metre distance, you should reduce the risk to yourself and others by maintaining a one-metre distance where possible and take suitable precautions.
How will I register at the event?
We have dispensed with registration desks. Your timing chip will automatically book you in as you cross the start line. We will have back up scanners in place to ensure that we have captured all participants on the ride. Please do not ride without a chip and speak to a member of staff if you have forgotten your chip.
Can I ride with my friends?
You will still need to follow the national guidelines for a minimum social distancing of 1m.
Will I still get a medal?
Yes, medals will be available for you to collect. But we won’t be able to present these personally.
How will I find out my time?
This will be sent you by SMS text message as you cross the line to the mobile number provided when you entered. We will also aim to publish a link to rider times on our website within a couple of days.
What if I've been feeling unwell?
If you have been feeling unwell in the 14-days prior to the event with any COVID-19 symptoms, you must NOT attend under any circumstances.
What if my bike breaks down?
We will still look after you and our mobile mechanics will get you on the road again. But if it’s terminal we will transport you back to the finish. This may take a little longer than usual as we will need to follow the guidelines for transporting passengers in vehicles.
Will local restrictions prevent the ride from happening?
If restrictions on movement and guidance around social distancing temporarily differ from those applicable elsewhere then we will respond to this accordingly. If localised restrictions prevent us from delivering the ride, we will inform you immediately.
What if restrictions are imposed where I live?
Individuals who reside in an area where localised restrictions have been imposed should follow the guidelines issued. You should not attend this ride if your location has been locked down. Please contact us to sort out the next steps.
Can friends or family meet me at the end?
We want to limit the number of people at the finish as far as possible so please do not invite any non-essential people. If you are being picked up, then please keep your driver informed of your ETA.
I want to buy this as a gift?
What a lovely treat! When you buy as a gift you are entering the same registration process as normal. However, once you have chosen the route/distance then you'll be prompted to answer, 'who is this registration for?' Please select 'someone else...'
The email address you input here will be the email to receive all event correspondence. So you may want to choose to use a different email address, if you want to keep your gift secret.
After you have paid you will received a confirmation of the event entry (to the email address you entered as above) so you can gift this to your rider.
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