Newmarket to Circular Tour

Newmarket Circular tour

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This cycle ride covers about Approx 14 miles, taking you from the market town of Newmarket (famous for horse racing) out into the beautiful Suffolk countryside. Along the route you will pass through some lovely villages such as Moulton, Dalham, Silverley and Saxton Street before returning to Newmarket. The route is on country lanes and ‘B’ roads across rolling countryside.

Starting from High Street in the centre of Newmarket at The Golden Lion near to the top end of the High Street cycle towards the roundabout/ junction with Exeter Road and Old Station Road.

At the roundabout TURN RIGHT along Old Station Road and after 50 yards TURN LEFT along Moulton Road. This road will take you immediately out of Newmarket and across a grassland area and through a small wooded area.

Continue to cycle along this rural road for approximately 2 miles and then you will come to the village of Moulton. The village of Moulton pre-dates the Doomsday book of 1086 and is older than the larger town of Newmarket. It is famous for its fifteenth century packhorse bridge which spans the Kennett River.

When you reach the centre of the village you come to a cross roads. At the cross roads
TURN RIGHT along The Street which will take you out of the village and as it does so it changes its name to Dalham Road B1085.

Continue to cycle along this road through the lovely Suffolk countryside and after about a mile and a half you reach the village of Dalham. At the centre of the village you come to a cross roads. At the cross roads TURN Right along The Street which changes its name to Lidgate Road B1085 after a short distance.

Follow Lidgate Road for about three quarters of a mile and at that point you come to a cross roads. At the cross roads TURN RIGHT along the B1063 towards the village of Silverley. As you pass through Silverley the B1063 turns to the right, YOU NEED TO BEAR LEFT AT THIS POINT and follow this lane for about 600 yards.

After about 600 yards you TURN RIGHT along a country lane (Broad Street) which will take you to the village of Saxon Street which is about three quarters of a mile along this lane. When you reach the village of Saxon Street you come to a ’T’ junction. At this junction TURN RIGHT along The Street.

Cycle along The Street past The Reindeer pub and out of the village. This country lane is now taking you back towards Newmarket.

Continue to cycle along this lane and after about two and a half miles the road changes its name to Cheveley Road as you enter the outskirts of Newmarket. Continue along Cheveley Road and after a few hundred yards it runs onto Old Station Road.

Continue along Old Station Road and after about 200 yards you come to the roundabout with the junction of High Street, where you began your ride. TURN LEFT at the roundabout and continue the short distance to The Golden Lion, the start/finish of your cycle ride.

Newmarket is a market town in the English county of Suffolk, approximately 65 miles north of London It is generally considered the birthplace and global centre of thoroughbred horse racing

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