To The Brecks 160

160km cycling event starting from Carlton Colville, near Lowestoft. Controls at Gislingham, Buckenham Country Park and Calton Colville Hq., plus 3 information controls.

New Event for 2024 from ACME – Suffolk Branch!

Take in the quiet lanes and picturesque Suffolk villages including (but not limited to) of Fressingfield and Eye (amongst others) as you travel at the speed of bike through the Waveney Valley. Also look out for the Bardwell Windmill and enjoy the wooded lanes of Thetford Forest.

Control at the very cycling orientated Old Buckingham Country Park is very cycling and look out for the bike statuette over the main entrance!
The route contains very gentle terrain to make an ideal and enjoyable ride.

Free Parking available and simple food and hot drinks, juice (squash) at the start and finish. Spared no expense.

Key Information

Distance 150km (160km)
Speed 14-30 km/h
Duration 11h 26m
Climb ????m
AAA Points 0
Category BP
Body Audax Club Mid-Essex
Audax Points 1.5
Event Number 24-686
GPS files available from organiser? Yes
Mudguards Required? Yes
Toilets as Start? Yes
Shoestring Event, few or no facilities or AUK controllers? Yes
Secure(ish) luggage storage at start?
Parking at start? Yes
Free or reasonably priced refreshments at start and/or finish? Yes
eBrevet Available?


Route Detail

Links and Downloads

2024 Event
Please be aware that the final files may not have been uploaded onto the site at time of accessing this page. Prior year files may have been provided for information/planning purposes, these are easily identifiable as the year is include in the filename. The final files are normally available the week before an event – following the route check.
Safety Notice
The organiser may have identified hazards along the route, such as flooding, road closures, potholes etc., and possibly provided alternative routes to avoid them.

Please take time to review the information/routesheet documents.

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20 April 2024


8:30 am - 7:55 pm




Carlton Colville Community Centre
Carlton Colville Community Centre
Hall Road, Carlton Colville Lowestoft, Suffolk NR33 8BT

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