Are you ready to take the Saxon Coast by storm?This picturesque ride through the best of the English countryside could only be better if you and your mates where there. So saddle up and join Men United for the Saxon Classic, a stunning ride on the Suffolk coastline. We picked the flattest route we could find to create a ride that’s perfect for people new to cycling, speedsters who want to make some really fast times, and, most importantly, raising money for men facing prostate cancer.
Mark Pritchard did the Saxon Classic for two friends who have prostate cancer. Read about his experience below.
All routes start and finish at Ipswich Rugby Club on Sunday 28 June. There are three different distances for you and your mates to choose from:
You can select the fundraiser option and raise just £50. There's also the sportive option, which has no fundraising target but includes a donation in the fee.
Fully signposted route with chip timing
Mechanical and emergency support through the ride
Downloadable route maps, profiles and GPX files
Feed stations with cakes to fuel to you to the finish
Event village with refreshments and family entertainment and our very own Men United Arms
Finisher's medal and fundraising certificate to recognise your achievement
If you have any questions or would like further information about this event please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0203 310 7034.
“It’s 8am at Christchurch Park, Ipswich and a solitary Anglo-Saxon soldier stands guard at the start line. A short final briefing from a marshal and the inaugural Prostate Cancer UK Saxon Classic Sportive is underway. I’m soon in the countryside and heading for the coast. There’s a real sense of history as I pass places like Sutton Hoo, Orford and Dunwich. I then head inland before turning south for the ride back to Ipswich. The sun’s out and the leafy lanes provide some welcome shade. Along the route there are small groups of people cheering the riders on. All too soon I’m back in Christchurch Park where a great crowd of lively spectators is there to welcome us.
How can I sum up the Saxon Classic? Great route, great scenery, great organisation and a great cause. I was riding for two friends who have prostate cancer and I could feel them smiling down and sustaining me. Oh; one question – when do entries open for 2015? I will definitely be back…..”