Norfolk cycling promoted ahead of Tour of Britain visit

Cycling in Norfolk has been hailed as "fun, flat and free", reports.

In preparation for the Tour of Britain, which should see cyclists including Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish riding through the county, cycling enthusiasts have commended Norfolk's countryside in the hope of encouraging more people to get out on their bikes.

Nearly 100 riders, including the Olympic and Tour de France champion, will ride through Ipswich, Suffolk and Norfolk before heading to Great Yarmouth and the Norfolk showground.

With cycling seeing a boon in popularity thanks to numerous successes this summer, Norfolk has been given special praise for being one of the most cycle-friendly places in Britain.

Whilst the flat landscape may not offer the views that other areas such as the Jurassic Coast might, it does make for an easy route, which can be ideal for getting beginners interested in the sport.

Broadland and Breckland were singled out for offering quiet country roads which can offer routes as easy or difficult as any cyclist could want. Specifically, Breckland was hailed for its rural appeal, which cyclist Kate Scotter told was: "Blessed with scores of small, quiet roads, winding their way through some of Norfolk's most stunning rural scenery.

"It is probably the best way to access the district's areas of natural beauty," she added

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