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The Bikes are Back in Town

The Crafted Classique will return to the Ipswich this August with an extra brand new route, designed especially for those entering the sportive scene.

Opening the Ipswich Cycling Weekend on Saturday 22nd August, the timed cycling challenge will build upon the success of 2014’s event, which saw 500 riders take part.

New for 2015, this year’s sportive will also feature a shorter 55 km route, as well as faster registration, a rolling start and subtle revisions to its popular 100 km and 100 mile courses through the stunning Suffolk countryside.

All three routes begin at Ipswich’s historic waterfront where cyclists can prepare with a complimentary espresso before heading out to Aldeburgh on the Heritage Coast (100 mile).
Each route then leads back to the waterfront, where participants can dig into well-deserved post-ride refreshments, washed down with a refreshing locally-sourced beer once they reach the finish line.

On Sunday 23rd August, cyclists and families can take to the streets for Sky Ride Ipswich to enjoy traffic-free, and usually off-limits, routes through the county town. There will be a whole host of activities to enjoy both on and off the bike for all ages and abilities.

Supported by Ipswich Borough Council and British Cycling, the weekend is sponsored by digital marketing agency Crafted.
Tom Gillman, Commercial Director at Crafted took part in last year’s sportive. He said, “We’re proud to be back with another exciting Crafted Classique in 2015, which looks set to be even bigger and better than last year’s inaugural event. Our family of Crafted cyclists continues to grow, so we’re looking forward to donning our jerseys once again for two brilliant days of cycling.”

• To enter, or find out more about Ipswich Cycling Weekend, visit

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