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Sunday 22nd February

EVENT HEAD QUARTERS – at the West Suffolk Wheelers &Triathlon Club’s HQ

On the campus of Priory School, Mount Road, Bury St Edmunds IP32 7BH

Entry via the school’s rear entrance in Shakers L\ane


Registration from 9.00am – first group away at 9.30am

Entry fee £5

Choice of three routes – 75 miles, 60 miles and 36 miles

Four average speed categories - 18, 15, 13 & 11 mph (no 11mph category for 75 miles) Certificates to all qualifiers

Course Maps

The Stallion Ride – 75 miles

1. Start at the WSW&TC HQ in Shakers Lane. LT down Eastgate Street, SO traffic lights and left across Angel Hill. TR into Churchgate St, then immediately TL up Bridewell Lane. At TJ TR into Westgate St and straight over mini roundabouts into Out Westgate and up Horringer Rd.

2. Just out of town, TL onto B1066 SP Whepstead. At bottom of Harram Hill fork-right Take care! into Pages Hill Rd SP Rede. SO at J in Rede and on to Hawkedon. At TJ on Hawkedon Green TR SP Denston and follow road to grass triangle at top of a hill and TL SP Poslingford. Through Stansfield & Poslingford and on to TJ with B1063.           

3. TR on B1063 and follow it to Stradishall. Cross staggered XR on A143 Take care! and through Wickhambrook. Continue on B1063 through Lidgate to Cropley Grove. Follow B1063 round to the left and on through Ashley and down into Newmarket.

4. At bottom of hill in Newmarket TL Take care, sharp turn into Duchess Drive 100yds past Suffolk county sign. At top of climb TL down a lane at the end of Cheveley Park’s wall no SP. At TJ in Cheveley TL SP Newmarket. At XR with B1063 go straight over to Moulton SP Moulton. TL on B1085 SP Chippenham and within ½ mile TR into Bridge St and up Primrose Hill to Gazeley SP Gazeley.

5. At TJ in Gazeley TR SP Dalham, and at far end of the village fork-left down to Dalham. At J with the B1085, on a bend, Take care! go SO SP Lidgate to Cropley Grove J and TL to Ousden SP Ousden. Through Ousden to Hargrave. At TJ in Hargrave TR SP Clare in a few yards TL to Chevington SP Chevington. Through Chevington to TJ with the A143 SP Haverhill. TR Take care! in a few yards TL SP Whepstead and on down to Whepstead. At TJ TL SP Bury and in a few yards TR on a sharp left-hand bend Take care! SP Whepstead and up Whepstead Hill to TJ with B1066.

6. TR on B1066 SP Brockley through Brockley Green to Hartest. At the village green in Hartest TL SP Chadacre and climb Hartest Hill. At TJ SP Lawshall TL to Shimpling. At bottom of hill, after very sharp left-hand bend Take care! TR SP Long Melford and ride to Bridge St. At TJ with A134 TR Take care! And immediately TL up to Lavenham.

7. At TJ with the B1071 TL SP Bury. Ride through centre of Lavenham and out on the A1141. After about 3 miles, shortly after passing windmill wrapped in scaffolding, TRSP Cockfield/Stowmarket. Through Cockfield for 1½ miles to village green and fork left SP BstE/Bradfield St Clare. At edge of green TL SP BstE/Bradfield St Clare.

8. Soon after passing Bradfield St Clare sign TR down lane SP Bradfield St George. At TJ at end of lane TL and ride through Bradfield St George. After ¾ mile TR into Church Road SP Rougham. After ½ mile TL into Rougham Road SP Rougham. After passing Post Office on right and village sign on left TR SP Hessett. Then TL opposite the Bennet Arms SP Thurston.

9. Follow road to Xrds and cross with care – fast traffic coming from right – SP Thurston. Over A14 bridge to Xrds at Thurston. TL take care, a busy road with fast traffic coming down the hill from the right. Follow road to outskirts of Bury. The Bury road is busy and single file is recommended. Midway to Bury there is a cycle/foot path. You may wish to join it.

10. Ride past Flying Fortress pub, straight over roundabout (second exit), through Moreton Hall Estate to next roundabout and go straight over (second exit) and down Mount Road to TL into Shakers Lane. Take care very sharp turn! And on to the finish at the event HQ.



The Gelding Ride – 60 miles

Follow Stallion Ride to Cropley Grove and TR to Ousden Take care! then follow instructions from number 5. above.

The Pony Ride – 36 miles

Follow Stallion Ride to Hawkedon Green and TL at the TJ SP Boxted, follow lane to TJ with the B1066. TL and follow B1066 to RT on Hartest Green SP Chadacre. From then on follow instructions back from 6. above.

For more information contact event organiser Justin Wallace

tel 01359 232 151     mobile 07867 600 593     email

All riders must wear a cycle helmet


West Suffolk Junior Triathlon 2015

Welcome to the inaugural West Suffolk Wheelers and Triathlon Junior event. This will be held at Culford School, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 6TX on 5th July 2015.

The event is part of the East Region Children’s League but we would like to welcome entries from all. There will be prizes for each age group boy and girl novice as well as top 3 prizes for each age group and gender.

Race Distances

The Junior event is open to the following BTF age-groups and will cover approximate distances of:

  • TriStar - Start - 8 years - 50m swim - 850m cycle (1 lap) - 600m run (1 lap)

  • TriStar 1 - 9-10 years - 150m swim  - 1.7k cycle (2 laps) - 1200m run (2 laps)

  • TriStar 2 - 11-12 years - 200m swim  - 3.4k cycle (4 laps) - 1800m run (3 laps)

  • TriStar 3 (13-14 years) and Youth (15-16) - 300m swim  - 5.1k cycle (6 laps) - 2400m run (4 laps)

All ages are as of 31st December 2015.

Please note that the cycle course is all on grass - we advise against road bikes with slick tyres. Mountain bikes and cyclo cross bikes, with a slightly knobbly tyre tread, are appropriate for this course. Our marshals will carry out a check on your bike before racking in transition to ensure that it is in full working order. Wearing a cycle helmet, during the cycle stage, is mandatory - you will not be able to race without one.

Race Costs

Entry for each competitor is £17.

British Triathlon members pay a reduced fee of £16. You will need to enter your membership number and bring your race licence with you on the day and show at registration.


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Member Survey


Help your club to help you. Take part in the 2015 West Suffolk Wheelers and Triathlon Club Members Survey and have a chance to win your choice of FREE CLUB KIT

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Please, spend a just a few minutes answering the questions so that, working together, the club can support the range of interests of all our members.


Mountain Bike Racing

Round 3 of the Five by Three MTB race series rolled into Eccles Hall School near Snetterton in Norfolk on Sunday.

Despite the harsh conditions elsewhere over the weekend, 5 riders from West Suffolk Wheelers & Triathlon Club enjoyed a relatively dry and fast flowing course albeit flint covered in parts.

Sadly, the senior members (Will Smith, Dick Lines and Richard Holland-Jones) suffered a variety of mechanical problems with the flint in particular causing a number of punctures forcing their early withdrawal.

However, junior riders Robin Lines and Rhys Holland-Jones acquitted themselves well in the Under 16 event, Robin finishing 10th (6 laps in 49:46) and Rhys 11th (5/38:36).


2015 Club Memberships

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About the West Suffolk Wheelers
  • The West Suffolk Wheelers cycling club was formed in 1922 and is based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. We have a good cross-section of cycling on offer to welcome new and experienced cyclists alike. If you wish to learn bike handling skills for on and/or off-road cycling our members have the knowledge and experience to teach you. The Club is proud of it's development work with young people, and we have coaches to guide new cyclists in their training. We are active in all areas of cycling including: Road Racing, Time Trials, Track Racing, Club Runs,Touring, Audax, Sportive, Mountain Biking and Cyclo-cross. Members also compete in triathlon competitions; the Club is recently affiliated to Triathlon England, and new triathlete members are welcomed

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