Event entry will open in early 2024

What is the event?

Beccles Cycle for Life is an annual charity cycle ride on roads through beautiful countryside from Beccles, Suffolk. Expect a great day out on mostly quiet lanes suitable for beginners and experienced riders alike, so riders of all ages and abilities are welcomed. Routes are clearly marked with signs at junctions.

The Rotary Club of Beccles organises the event to raise funds for East Anglian Air Ambulance (Reg. Charity No.1083876) and its own charitable trust (Reg. Charity No.1100871) in equal shares.

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Prices for the 2024 event are to be confirmed. The 2023 prices are shown below.

In 2023, thanks to a kind donation from Norfolk & Suffolk Chartered Financial Planners all Child Rider entries were free but they must also have been registered and have consent from, and be accompanied by a responsible adult.

in advance
Child Any Free Free
Adult 8 / 16 miles £17 £25
Adult 25 / 41 / 50 miles £22 £25

You will be able to enter the event online here, or in person on the day of the event. It's cheaper to enter in advance. Advance entry will open in early 2024 and close two days before the event.

How do I get sponsored?

We don’t require you to get sponsorship but if you do it really helps to boost our fundraising. After you've entered the event we will send you a sponsorship form by email to print, and/or you can create a JustGiving sponsorship page from the button which appear below when entry opens for the next event.

Every extra help you give this way makes a huge difference to our good causes so please do ask friends or family to sponsor you.

It is also possible to Donate to the charity all year round.

Sponsorship Prize

Sponsorship prizes for the next event are to be confirmed.

The rider who raised the most sponsorship for the 2023 event will receive vouchers for entry to Somerleyton Gardens for four people - thanks to Lord Somerleyton.

Click to learn more about Somerleyton Gardens.

Somerleyton Gardens

Route Maps

You can choose to ride any of the following distances (price may be affected). Click the links in the table below to see the route maps, or to download the GPS details (in GPX format).

8 miles Map GPX
16 miles Map GPX
25 miles Map GPX
41 miles - - 16 mile route plus 25 mile route
50 miles - - 25 mile route twice

You can also get a rough idea of the routes from the fly-through videos that follow.

8 mile route flythrough

Flythrough of 8 Mile Route

16 mile route flythrough

Flythrough of 16 Mile Route

25 mile route flythrough

Flythrough of 25 Mile Route


All riders must wear a cycling helmet

cycling helmet
East Anglian Air Ambulance

Event supported by

Norfolk & Suffolk
Lord Somerleyton
Sir John Leman
Mears Hobbs & Durrant