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Women on Wheels (WoW) Southwold 2017

Sunday 2nd July 2017

William Godell Sports Pavilion, The Common, Southwold, IP18 6TB

This is a mass participation bicycle ride which aims to get more females active on their bikes.  It is a social ride, encouraging ladies to enjoy cycling in the safe company of others.  WoW events aim to bring the community together, support local good causes and engage non-cyclists by offering routes of achievable distances while creating a friendly and inclusive atmosphere.


WoW Southwold 2017 is a female only cycle.  Cyclists can choose from 3 routes: 7 miles Walberswick, 18 miles Shadingfield Fox (tea stop), 30 miles Sotterley Loop (tea stop as above).  Registration Fees are: 30 miles £10, 18 miles £10, 7 miles £5 with profits going to the Southwold Sole Bay Lions charitable organisation. All routes are FREE for 8-16s year olds who must be accompanied by an adult. Cycle helmets must be worn and bikes must be roadworthy.


Registration will be available later in April either by picking up a Registration Form available from Barbrooks Stores, Lowestoft Road, Reydon, Southwold Post Office or Southwold Library (and returning them with a cheque or cash to Southwold Town Hall), or online at


Registration desks open at 9am on the day for riders to sign in.  Riders will depart as follows:  30 mile route - depart 10.00am; 18 mile route - depart 10.15am; 7 mile route - depart 10.30am. The routes will be marshalled, well signed and have back riders, a mobile mechanic (CycleRecycle Bike shop, Kessingland), plus a sag wagon to pick up riders unable to complete the course. Open to females aged 8 - 88, so whether you are a novice, recreational or regular cyclist, come and ride with like-minded ladies and make some new friends. Don’t worry if you have not been on your bike for ages, this is the chance to make a fresh start. Last year we had 68 riders, so let’s beat that!


Event Organiser, Diane Mayhew


WoW Southwold 2017 is organised in conjunction with Southwold Sole Bay Lions, Southwold Town Council, Suffolk County Council, CycleRecycle, Southwold Press Ltd & Reydon Belles.


BUSES From 3 October 2016


Blythburgh to Southwold.  88A. 


No service on Sundays.  Journey time 11 minutes to King's Head.


0834 then hourly until 1634 to pier and 1744 to King's Head.



Southwold to Blythburgh.  88A.


0802 from King's Head then 0858 and hourly from pier (King's Head 02) until 1658.



Blythburgh to Halesworth.  88A.


No service to Halesworth on Sundays.  Journey time 19 mins.


0813 then hourly until 1713.  (Bl. 11, Station 27, Train dep. 41m past hour)



Halesworth to Blythburgh.  88A.


0815 then hourly until 1615, and 1725.

(Train arr. 10, Station 18, Bl. Arr. 34 m past hour).



Blythburgh to Norwich.  88A/88.  Journey time 1 hr 34 mins and 1 hr 47 mins from 1413 (arrives on the hour).


Departures as for Halesworth and stay on bus there.  There are Halesworth/Norwich buses on Sundays.



Norwich to Blythburgh. X88/88A.


0745 (NS) then 0900 and hourly to 1500, and 1610. Journey time 1 hr 34-47 mins, depending on route.



Halesworth to Norwich on Sundays.  88.


0829 then every two hours to 1529.  Journey time 1 hr 11 mins.



Norwich to Halesworth on Sundays.  88.


1015 then every two hours to 1615, and 1715.  Journeytime 1 hr 8 mins.