The tour starts at Newmarket in Suffolk considered the birthplace and global centre of thoroughbred horse racing. You will pass through Great Wratting with its chocolate box cottages and their thatched roofs, its then into the county of Essex and Thaxted a village that lays in the Chelmer River valley with its magnificent church of cathedral proportions. There is also a stop at the iidyllic village of Finchingfield voted 4th in the most Picture Perfect Villages, claimed as the UK's most-photographed. From here it is back over the border and into the county of Suffolk with a quick scoot around Sudbury it is then onto Lavenham, voted 1st in the most Picture-Perfect Villages. Here you will feel like going back to the real medieval England. From here you then head towards Thetford where you are soon riding under the vast, lush thick green forest canopy known as Thetford Forest, with a few route options to choose from along the way.
The grand finale of the tour is Ely the second smallest city in England, that was an island up until 400 years ago, with its huge Norman Cathedral that dominates the surrounding fenland, with the tour finishing back at Newmarket.
|Paul Taylor / AH
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