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Rebellion Way 1st-5th July

Saturday, 1 July 2023 - 10:30am

Please email phil@oxfordcycling.uk to express your interest in joining our 5-day Rebellion Way holiday.
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Rebellion Way Ride
The Rebellion way ride is the latest Cycling UK long distance trail. The Oxford group are organising a tour at the beginning of July 2023. Numbers on the ride will be limited to around 10 people. Please email Phil Poole (phil@oxfordcycling.uk ) to express your interest. The route is a mixed road and off-road trail, so it is essential that you are riding on a gravel compatible bike. This is an absolute rule for this ride and no exceptions will apply. If in doubt consult a ride leader about whether your bike complies. The leaders will provide a guided ride but if people want to vary the route or take a break they are welcome to do so provided they inform the leaders and come with appropriate maps or GPS systems.

Travel to Norwich Friday 30th or early Saturday 1st July
Day 1 leave Norwich Saturday 1st July
Day 5 finish in Norwich Wednesday 5th July
Day 6 return to Oxford Wednesday evening 5th or morning Thursday 6th

Day 1 Start Norwich 10:30 am, Diss lunch 39.5 k 24.5 miles
Day 1 stop Thetford 75 k (lovely town) 75-39.5=35.5k/22m Daily total = 75k/46.5m
Day 2 lunch Swaffham 126 k (lovely town) 126-75=51k/31m
Day 2 stop Kings Lynn 168 k (large historic town) 168-126=42k/26m Daily total = 93k/57m
Day 3 lunch Hunstanton 198 k (donkey ride anyone?)198-168=30k/18.5m
Day 3 stop Wells next the Sea 232 k (huge camp site and best family friendly beach in Norfolk, best fish and chips, lots of coffee shops and dinner places) 232-198=34k/21m Daily total = 64k/39.5m
Day 4 lunch Holt 280 k (must be in Byfords, best coffee and lunch stop in East Anglia) 280-232=48k/30m
Day 4 stop Cromer 303 k (the Pier of course, Decaying Georgian grandeur) 303-280=23k/14m Daily total = 71k/44m
Day 5 lunch Alysham 329 329-303=26k/16m
Day 5 Finish Norwich 372 k (back to The Fine City) 372-329=43k/26.5m Daily total = 69k/42.5m

Note the official start of the Rebellion way is Norwich Castle, which is in the very centre of Norwich. This is our intended start point but of course we will discuss minor alterations with people who sign up as we will want to take into account people who stay over Friday night with anyone who might choose to drive from Oxford on the morning of Saturday 1st of July.

The leader Phil Poole and co-leaders Jackie Duvall and Barbara Wyatt will be camping (weather permitting) and we include campsites below. Jackie has provided a great guide to where we intend staying and some hotel information as well. The leaders are already booked into these campsites and it is up to individual riders to book their own camping accommodation. Likewise, if you wish to stay in hotels, airbnb etc then please book your own accommodation. We have arranged all the stops in major towns so this should not be a problem. Unfortunately, there is no campsite close to Thetford, so we are planning a stop in a hotel and the leaders are booked into the Premier Inn in Thetford.

Camping – Very close to the route.
Norwich Camping And Caravanning Club Site
Martineau Lane
Tel: 01603 620060

There are two Premier Inns within 2 miles of the campsite.

There is a Premier Inn in Thetford, which Phil, Barbara and Jackie have booked into to.

King’s Lynn
Camping – about 2.5 miles before King’s Lynn centre not far from route
Kings Lynn Caravan & Camping Park
Parkside House
New Road
North Runcton
Kings Lynn
Norfolk (Browse area)
PE33 0QR

There is a Premier Inn and a Travelodge in King’s Lynn

Wells next the Sea
Camping – small basic campsite right in Wells
Mill Farm Campsite And Certificated Location
Mill Road
Wells Next The Sea
Norfolk (Browse area)
NR23 1RE
Tel: 07538 098480

No Premier Inn or Travelodge near Wells – King’s Lynn is closest for both. Non campers would need to look for a B&B or something.

The ride leaders are booked into Manor farm East Runton as it is close (1.5 miles) to Cromer. East Runton is also the closest site to Cromer and has sea views. However, Jackie has also stayed at the West Runton campsite and it was nice. It is very close to the route but about 2.2 miles from Cromer.

Manor Farm Caravan And Camping Site
East Runton


West Runton Camping And Caravanning Club Site
Holgate Lane
West Runton
Norfolk (Browse area)
NR27 9NW
Tel: 01263 837544

Norfolk (Browse area)
NR27 9PR

No Premier Inn or Travelodge near Cromer – Norwich is closest for both. Non campers would need to look for a B&B or something.


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Ride venues and times

Venue Time Notes


Norwich Castle 10:30am

See route description for further details


Norwich Castle 4:00pm

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All of the times (apart from the start time) are approximate only, as weather or punctures may affect them.

Ride options

Ride option Distance Pace

Full ride

372km 15kph

The pace listed above is the average pace we do, so in general when cycling along the flat we will go a bit faster than the average pace. Please be aware of this if you are wondering whether you will be able to keep up on the ride.

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