The Wheel

Situated in NE Suffolk and surrounded by quiet country lanes and beautiful landscapes, Halesworth is the ideal location for exploring Suffolk by bicycle. The small bustling town is famous for its traffic free shopping street - The Thoroughfare - full of independent shopsincluding a cycle shop, and there are many artisan cafes, pubs and restaurants serving local produce and a thriving visual and performing arts scene around the town's art galleries and the New Cut Arts Centre.

Only 8 miles from the Suffolk coast and nine by road to the seaside town of Southwold, this is the ideal starting point for ride setting out in all directions to discover the delights of rural Suffolk. To the North the small towns of Beccles, Bungay and Lowestoft can easily be reached where the Suffolk and Norfolk Broads and the Waveney Valley can be explored.

One way cycle rides can be considered to any station on the Ipswich to Lowestoft East Suffolk rail line as you can catch the train back to Halesworth. Access to the town could not be easier, the National Cycle Network Route 1 on its 1,760 mile route from Dover to the Shetland Isles passes through the town along the Thoroughfare.

By train Halesworth station is served by the London Liverpool Street line via Ipswich to Lowestoft, or by car the A12 passes nearby.

Visit to see the route of the Halesworth Wheel, a 20 km loop around the town on quiet roads with spokes affording an endless variety of pubs, churches, farm shops, spas, galleries, studios, and heritage sites to visit. And of course, around it is the Bike Aid network offering assistance with mechanical problems.

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