Fuel Your Adventures launches the East Anglian Way - a 500km bikepacking non-event
Over the last two and a half years folks at Fuel Your Adventures have been working on a
route around East Anglia, taking in some of the most scenic parts of the area. Now, they have launched the route and encourage everyone to go try it out between June 24th and 18th of September.
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“You can join the route, start where you want along the way and so long as your GPX file roughly matches ours, and the route is done in one go, you will be entered into the various competitions. We wanted to give people the chance to ride the route how they wanted to. Whether you want to aim for the fastest known time or spend a week riding around and taking it all in, it is up to you,” the organisers say.
The 500km route takes it all in from Napoleonic forts, castles and cathedrals, to the country roads filled with history and you get to even experience small foot ferries transport you across the water and deep into the four counties.
This is a fully self-supported route and as the organisers say: "Bring your buddies, it’s not a big group ride, it’s not a lead ride, you will need your own navigation. Do not expect to be able to turn up and just follow someone around."
Fuel Your Adventures has been supported by Restrap, Schwalbe, Komoot and Veloforte to organise the route in such a way that anyone can take part. You can get the route by signing up on the event page.
The organisers have spiced things up a little for the riders as, throughout the ride dates, they will be keeping a careful eye out as riders will have to photograph selected locations to verify they have completed the route.
Some of those will be chosen to be posted on Instagram and various outlets, and working with Restrap and Schwalbe they will choose the most epic fail, greatest accomplishment and other interesting aspects for those expressing themselves along the way.
”We want to make sure everyone is in with a chance of winning something to go along with their patch for putting in a good effort,” the organisers say.
About Fuel Your Adventures
Fuel Your Adventures is a menagerie of like-minded individuals Richard, Sam, Rick, Claire and Marcus. Coming from different backgrounds, running bike shops, building frames and generally having as much fun on two wheels as you can, they've put their minds together to come up with ways to get more people exploring the region where they live.
“We care less about the politics within cycling and more about having fun, we don’t care what you ride, what you look like or what you wear. So long as you are enjoying yourself that is all that matters,” the group says.
Check out their upcoming social rides and events and sign up on their website below.