ENTRIES WILL RE-OPEN 1st SEPTEMBER 2020

Event Postponed.

The Round Norfolk Epic has been postponed following British Cycling Federation announcement to extend their cancellation of sanctioned events until 30th June. Whist we are not affiliated with them we can't ignore them either. We wasn't going to run this event in 2021 and have a 2 year break but in light of all this we will now be running this event next year. We have secured a new date of the 13th June 2021. All entries will be carried forward to the new date. The health and wellbeing of our riders and staff are our main priority

The Round Norfolk Epic

The Round Norfolk Epic - 200 miles in one day is back for it's 3rd year... and we can't wait! The previous two editions sold out fast and with the interest we have had already we except the 2020 event to sell just as quickly.

Starting and finishing at Great Yarmouth Racecourse, the route heads south out of Great Yarmouth before swinging south westerly towards Beccles. After Beccles you will be heading west towards your first feed-zone at South Lopham, on leaving the 'breakfast' feed-zone you will continue riding along the southern border of Norfolk passing through Theftord, Brandon and out into the fens  where you will find your lunch stop at Welney. On leaving Welney you head north to King's Lynn. After King's Lynn you start to pick up the coast road and you will soon arrive at your next feed-zone at Thornham. From here it is now all coast road to Overstand, Keep your eyes peeled as you will be passing beautiful countryside and unspoilt sea views. Once at Overstand your last feed-zone. it's now the last push. The hills start to level out but the views are just as good.  This is the shortest leg so you will be soon back at Great Yarmouth where you will receive a hero's welcome and your bespoke medal.

The course is 200 miles over one day. It really is a great challenge. A truly epic ride.This event is limited to 300 spaces and we expect it to sell out fast so please book up early.

At the end of the event there will be a selection of caterers, post event massage and a great atmosphere where friends and family are invited to help you celebrate your epic ride.

The medals are going to be fantastic again in 2020 with yet another new design. The design team are on it! Once we have a proof we will announce it

Feed-zones:

There will be 4 feed-zones around the course at approx. 40 to 45 miles apart. There will be a main lunch stop at Welney where there will be sandwiches / rolls  or similar. The other feed-zones will consist of Energy drink, water, squash, Energy snacks and other savoury snacks.

Feed-Zone 1: South Lopham 44 miles
Feed-zone 2: Welney 88 miles
Feed-zone 3: Thornham 132 miles
Feed-zone 4: Overstrand 168 miles

Bag Drop:

On the event morning you will be issued a musette / draw string bag. This will serve as your change of clothing bag and nutrition bag. You can fill this bag with whatever you want.  It will be taken to the 2nd feed-zone at Welney and once all riders have passed through will be taken back to Gt. Yarmouth ready for collection at the finish.

Finish:

On arrival at the finish you receive a hero's welcome and be awarded your bespoke premium medal.   There will be a chance to pose for a celebratory photo and we will also have music and a selection of caterers on site providing food to help replenish your lost calories.

Cut Off:

Due to the nature of this event, there will be a cut off  time at each feed station. This will be based on a average speed of 12mph and will include your stops to ensure everyone finishes by dusk.

Medals:

This will be a truly epic and you will want to show it off!! As soon as we have a proof of the design we will get them online.  Trust us you won't be disappointed!

Event Media - Review

In 2019 we had Sportive.com along for the ride,  To read their report on the Round Norfolk Epic please click here.

Reviews form 2019

1: Great day out! Started with my alarm clock at 2am! Four well placed feed stations kept me going nicely to the end.      
2: Fantastic day out. I met some great people. Feed stations, welcome home and organisation were superb. I will be back!      
3: What an absolutely brilliant day. Couldn't recommend it enough.      
4: Great event as ever. Well organised, good route, pre-event communication with friendly organisers, well stocked feed stops. Cracking event but hard work!!      
5: What a great day. Well organised with well stocked rest stops. Lots of team work on the road and a mid-ride shower didn't dampen our spirits.      
6: Fantastic event! Very well planned and delivered. The hardest thing I have ever attempted but the most rewarding. Looking forward to the next event.      
7: Great event. I was really impressed with the organisation, food choices and route! I highly recommend it!         

Event Information

Online Entries Close

Sunday 6th June 2021 at 11:59pm

Cost:

200 miles:                                        £60.00*
200 miles:    6 for the price of 5     £300.00*
plus £2.50 booking fee

Date:

Sunday 13th June 2021

Location:

Great Yarmouth Race Course, Jellicoe Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 4AU

Registration

4:30am - 5.00am

Start Time:

5:10am

Event Closes

22:00hrs

Entry on Day:

Yes If not sold out +£10.00 surcharge

Pre Event Info Pack

Will be emailed when online entries close.

This Event Includes:

• Event Centre Facilities
• Musette/drawstring style bag
• Event T- Shirt
• Free Parking
• Event Specific Finishers Medal (70mm)
• Event Photography
• Free Energy Drinks and Snacks at Feed Zones
• Full Route Marking
• Garmin + GPX Downloads
• Event Catering
• Mechanical Support by Paul Cycles
• First Aid and post event massage at Event Centre
• Broom Wagon
• Emergency Support

Minimum Rider Speed

Please note that the minimum ride speed is an average of 12mph including rest stops.

Round Norfolk Epic - Route Information