Champion
Sun 26 May 2024 Woodbridge, UK

RIDE Suffolk Sunrise | Champion

One of the biggest charity sportives in the East offering a flat and fast route ideal for an early-season time or to sample a longer ride. Earn your medal conquering the longest Champion route!

  • Sun 26 May 2024
Framlingham College, Woodbridge

Champion

07:00

£34.65-£43.20

Age 16 & over

  • 102 miles road cycling

Overview

One of the biggest charity sportives in the East, boasting over 900 riders, RIDE 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.

Highlights

  • Early-season sportive

    One of the biggest charity sportives in the East boasting over 900 riders, and a firm favourite in the cycling calendar for over a decade.

  • Fast and flat routes

    Quiet coastal lanes of Suffolk and historic towns and villages.

  • Complete day out

    Enjoy a great day in the saddle with first-class support throughout and the 'pro' feel of motorcycle outriders.

  • All levels of cyclist

    Short, medium and long rides cater to a wide range of abilities. 

  • No fundraising target

    Easy entry online with no sponsorship minimum - simply raise as much as you can.

  • Support Action Medical Research

    Ride to raise awareness and funds to help sick and disabled babies and children.

This event is part of RIDE Suffolk Sunrise.

  • All fitness levels
  • Families
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Teams

Start times

  • 07:00 | Champion Route starts
  • 08:15 | Classic Route starts
  • 09:00 | Cool Route starts
  • 18:00 | Cut-off time for finishers

E-bikes welcome

This is a traditional road sportive; the most suitable bike would be a drop handle road bike, although hybrids and e-bikes are perfectly suitable also.

  • Changing facilities
  • Free parking
  • Rural

Event HQ

Framlingham College
Framlingham
Woodbridge
IP13 9EY
UK

Framlingham College

Framlingham Castle provides an impressive backdrop to the RIDE Suffolk Sunrise sportive.

Setting off from the grounds of historic Framlingham College, founded in 1864 in memory of Queen Victoria’s husband, Albert, Prince Consort, whose statue takes pride of place at the front of the College. The sprawling 85-acre site offers ample free parking and plenty of space for families and bikes.

  • Cut off time
  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Hilly
  • Marshals
  • Out and back
  • Toilets
  • Water stations
  • Wave start
  • Way markers

Setting off from the grounds of historic Framlingham College, founded in 1864 in memory of Queen Victoria’s husband, Albert, Prince Consort, whose statue takes pride of place at the front of the College. The sprawling 85-acre site offers ample free parking. Taking riders through the quiet coastal lanes of Suffolk the ride passes through many villages and towns with routes back to the Anglo Saxons.

Sustainability

  • Public transport links

  • Chip timing
  • Medal

  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising support

Ride for a reason

All events in the RIDE Series are organised and run by children’s charity, Action Medical Research. By taking part in an event, not only will you have a great time with first-class support throughout the day, but you’ll also be helping to raise vital funds to help sick and disabled babies and children.

There is no sponsorship target; you are simply encouraged to raise or donate as much as you can.

  • Age 16 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter online

16 and 17 year olds must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

10% off exclusive to TimeOutdoors!

Entry fees

Use code TIMEOUTDOORS

Entry fee

£43.20

Early bird entry fee

£34.65

Great organisation and thoroughly enjoyed the route. I will definitely enter a future sportive! 

This was my first sportive. I thoroughly enjoyed every mile. It was very well organised and the support I received on route, at the refreshment stops and at the finish was fantastic. I will be entering next years event without doubt. A huge thank you to everyone who supported the event.

Probably the prettiest sportive route I have ever done, and the roads were very quiet too! Feed stations were well stocked and it was nice to see savoury options making a very pleasant change from the usual sweet stuff. Volunteers were very friendly especially at the Fressingfield stop. Will certainly have this ride on my list for next year!

Very well organised sportive ... awesome marshalls on the day and everyone just made the day so enjoyable. Best sportive I've ridden will definitely do it again next year!

Thanks for a great event. Very well organised, friendly marshals, good route and perfect weather.

 What an excellent event. The route was clearly signed so easy to follow. The aid stops were very well stocked and the staff were friendly and supportive. At the finish I was greeted by smiles and applause. A very well put together event. Well done.

Other races at event

  • Sun 26 May 2024
  • #1 of 3
Framlingham College, Woodbridge

Cool

09:00

£23.85-£32.40

Age 16 & over

  • 42 miles road cycling
  • Sun 26 May 2024
  • #2 of 3
Framlingham College, Woodbridge

Classic

08:15

£32.85-£41.40

Age 16 & over

  • 65 miles road cycling