The Jockey's Trail
This cycle ride starts from the horseracing capital of the world, Newmarket. From here the route heads north west to the 'Fen edge' villages of Burwell, Reach and Swaffham Prior. These former inland ports date back to Roman times, with their ancient waterways or 'lodes'. In complete contrast, the return journey takes you into rolling patchwork of chalk grasslands, paddocks and woodland, home to lavish stud farms. Here you can explore villages with thatched and colour washed cottages. Along this route you can discover the 'tragic tale of the flaming heart', visit a 15th C packhorse bridge and take a stroll along the Roman road - The Devil's Dyke.
Newmarket-Exning-Burwell-Reach-Swaffham Prior-Swaffham Bulbeck-Dullingham-Stetchworth-Cheveley Road-Moulton-Newmarket Heath
Day ride - moderate, circular.
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VenueThe Jockey's Trail
Palace Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8EP
Map reference: TL 644633 Lat: 52.24332 Long: 0.40651