Get a Taste of The Tour of Britain with the Suffolk Coastal Bike Trails

Get a Taste of The Tour of Britain with the Suffolk Coastal Bike Trails

This August, look out for an exciting, new bike trail is coming to Suffolk Coastal in anticipation of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain coming to Suffolk this September!

Suffolk Coastal District Council has teamed up with Infotex to bring a fun bike trail to celebrate the towns and villages the national cycling event is coming through on Friday, 8 September.

Seven towns are taking part in the trail, with a different bicycle character in each location for children to find;

Phil McBacket in Aldeburgh, Speedy Sprinter in Framlingham, Eileen Yuleen in Leiston, Buster Record in Saxmundham, Patchy O’Puncture in Snape, Bea Mx in Wickham Market and Old Rusty in Woodbridge.

Each bike can be found on 10 window stickers in each town, placed in shop and business windows. Once they’ve found all 10 window stickers in a town, they will then receive a sticker of that bike from a central location.

Once all seven stickers are collected they will be entered into an OVO Energy Tour of Britain prize draw.

The bike trails are part of a range of exciting events, activities and special offers for people to get involved in to get a Taste of The Tour. All the details are hosted on the Infotex-produced Taste of The Tour website.

Cllr TJ Haworth-Culf, cabinet member for Customers, Communities and Leisure, said: “We had a lot of fun thinking of the characters for our bike trail and we hope children and families visiting us this summer will too!

“We’re excited to be working with Infotex to bring together all the exciting events and activities happening throughout the district in celebration of the Tour’s arrival in less than a month’s time.

“Thank you to all the businesses who are taking part and also our communities for coming together to support the trail.”

Paul Mayne, Director of Infotex, said: “We were delighted to help with Suffolk Coastal District Council by building their Taste of the Tour website and creating the logo.

“We are always keen to help with exciting community projects that promote activity and engagement. We are proud to support such an important national event that will have such a positive effect in Suffolk for our community and our local businesses.”

Trail sheets can be found at:

  • Aldeburgh – Aldeburgh Cinema, 51 High St, Aldeburgh IP15 5AU
  • Framlingham – The Crown Hotel, 29 Market Hill, Framlingham, Woodbridge IP13 9AN
  • Leiston – Coopers Hardware Store, 1-5 Sizewell Rd, Leiston IP16 4AQ
  • Saxmundham – 20 Market Pl, Saxmundham IP17 1AG
  • Snape – Visitor Centre and Little Rascals, Snape, Suffolk IP17 1SP
  • Wickham Market – R & S Hardware 62 High St, Wickham Market, Woodbridge IP13 0QU& Inspirations, 75 High St, Wickham Market, Woodbridge IP13 0QU
  • Woodbridge – Woodbridge Library, New Street, Woodbridge IP12 1DT

For more information and to download trail sheets online, visit: www.tasteofthetour.co.uk/bike-trail