Tour de Broads Summer 2018
Sunday 19th August
Welcome to the 6th edition of the Tour de Broads cycle sportive. It is the region’s biggest locally run and organised cycling event. As a social enterprise, all profits from the event are reinvested into local cycling projects with over £100,000 raised for local and international charities and cycling schemes in 2017.
Our Summer event is part two of the Tour de Broads series that starts and finishes the cycling season. We again aim to make your day out an experience to remember with a festival atmosphere in the event villages. We have two venues, updated routes to take in more Broads and more Broads villages, and we continue to offer complimentary drinks and food en-route, a warm welcome home with a unique commemorative medal and hearty handshake.
Five rides to choose from
The Tour de Broads is an inclusive event for riders of any ability. With four, fully signposted, routes of varying distances to choose from, plus a family friendly ride, anyone can find a ride to suit them. There will be plenty of water stops available on all the routes and a lunch stop for the 75 and 100 milers. Mechanical assistance before and during the event will be provided by Pedal Revolution.
New Home for 2018
We like to move the Summer Tour around to keep the routes fresh and interesting, so this edition will depart and finish from the picturesque and tranquil grounds of Whitlingham Broad Country Park just a short ride away from Norwich.
There are several options this year for car parking at Tour de Broads:
PLEASE NOTE that the Whitlingham Broad car parks (along Whitlingham lane) will be closed to Tour de Broads riders until after 10:30am. This is to reduce traffic down the narrow Whitlingham Lane whilst the ride is in progress and to allow other users the opportunity to enjoy Whitlingham Park.
The MAIN CAR PARK for the event will be at County Hall – just off the Trowse roundabout and only a pleaseant 1 mile warm-up ride from the start. 850 spaces will be available from 6:30am and will cost £6 for the day. Pay on the day by cash or card.
Family ride entrants can pre-purchase a car park ticket with their entry for £5 to park at Trowse Snowsports Centre on Whitlingham Lane, just half a mile up the road. Sales for these will be open until 6pm Wednesday 15th and vouchers will be posted to you. There are a limited number of these available and these will be offered to families on a first-come, first served basis. This car park will be open from 7am and will also serve as a DROP OFF POINT for those getting a lift to/from the event.
Limited spaces now available for all entrants at Trowse Snowsports Centre Purchase for £5 online only here: https://www.pedalrevolution.co.uk/events/family-ride-car-parking/
DISABLED parking will be in the car park adjacent to the Flint Barn, right next to the event village.
The 2018 Tour de Broads Mega Medal
All riders who complete the route will receive the 2nd part of an exclusive, limited edition, two-part interlinking Tour de Broads 2018 medal.
New for 2018, to celebrate Pedal Revolution’s 20th anniversary, there will be the opportunity to claim a special free limited edition souvenir.
Pedal Revolution 20th Anniversary Challenges
Up A Gear
Take Your Riding To The Next Level
Challenge yourself and reward your progress by completing a further distance in the Tour de Broads Summer event than you did in the Spring event and qualify for a special limited addition free gift courtesy of Pedal Revolution.
The Grand Tour
Complete 3 of our 2018 events to claim a special free limited edition anniversary souvenirs.
Complete all 4 for an extra special prize.