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King's Cross to King's Lynn

A 110 mile ride from King's Cross to King's Lynn, passing King's College Cambridge (three kings!). Mix of flat and gently-rolling. 29% cycleway. 1.3mi on A roads, lots on B roads. Ride rating: ★★★★★. Much of this route has been used by a local cycling group, but please check you're happy with the route before setting off.

(Note: in this, following signs "to" a place should mean you actually go there, whereas "towards" a place means you will change direction before it. Not every signposted turn is mentioned, especially when on marked routes like the National Cycle Routes or A/B roads.)

Take CS6 southbound but turn off left at Calthorpe Street crossroads and continue straight over Farringdon Road to take Q2 northbound. In Islington, turn left onto CS1 to Seven Sisters. At Tottenham Green, turn right on Tynemouth Rd and at the no entry turn left then right into Springfield Road. At end turn left onto cycleway on far side of Broad Lane, follow track round corner right to cross over Toucans by retail park, then straight on around bus station to another Toucan, then turn left onto cycleway and immediately right into Ashley Road, then right-left onto cycleway leading to one alongside the A1055, following signs towards Picketts Lock then Waltham Abbey. After Bilton Way fork, turn right signposted Enfield Greenways onto Route 12. At end turn left onto Route 1.

Follow Route 1 taking care to go left over bridges at end of Meridian Way. After Meadgate Road rejoins the River Lee Navigation towpath, leave Route 1 by going straight on crossing over Dobbs Weir and continuing straight on to eventually join Route 61 to Ware at Ratty's Lane.

After Ware centre and school on left, leave Route 61 by turning right over weight-restricted level concrete bridges past a lock, then turn left and follow Harris's Lane. Straight over one crossroads, then turn left at crossroads onto B1001 and turn right at mini-roundabout into Wulfrath Way. At end, turn left onto A1170 and continue straight over two A10 roundabouts onto Cambridge Road to Puckeridge, following cycle signs to Cambridge.

After Puckeridge, turn right onto B1348. At end after 20 miles, cross over A10 and turn right onto cycleway. After crossing river, turn left onto cycle route across open countryside and past new housing. At end, turn left, then follow Trumpington Road until Route 11 rejoins it. Follow Route 11 through city centre, past King's College. Continue straight on when Route 11 turns right off Bridge Street. After Shire Hall on right, at large junction, turn right onto B1049 to Histon, Cottenham and Wilburton. At end turn right then turn left into Station Road, to Witchford.

In Witchford, turn right and take cycleway to Ely. In Ely, turn left at end onto Cambridge Road and left with Route 11. In Little Downham, take right turn in Lawn Lane, following signs to Black Bank and Littleport. Follow Lynn Road to Littleport station and continue past. At staggered crossroads with A10, continue on right-left to Black Horse Drove. Continue straight on to Route 11 to Denver.

In Denver, leave Route 11 by continuing straight on when it turns right, then at end, turn left-right across staggered crossroads onto B1507 to Downham Market and continue straight on until Route 11 rejoins you for the second time after the church on the hill. Follow Route 11 to Route 1 to King's Lynn. Congratulations.

King's Lynn - Fakenham Route Sheet

A 49 mile ride to Fakenham from King's Lynn and back. Mix of flat and gently-rolling. 10% cycleway. 500m on A roads, 3½ miles on B roads. Ride rating: ★★. This route has been used by a local cycling group multiple times, but please check you're happy with the route before setting off.

(Note: in this, following signs "to" a place should mean you actually go there, whereas "towards" a place means you will change direction before it. Not every signposted turn is mentioned, especially when on marked routes like the National Cycle Routes or A/B roads.)

Follow Route 1 from King's Lynn to Sandringham Visitor Centre, then turn right onto the B1440 and ignore Route 1 turning left to the Sawmill. Instead take the next left to Anmer and then continue forwards, straight over crossroads with B1153, then left-right to Houghton, straight over crossroads with Houghton Hall Road and to West Rudham. At end turn left onto busy A148 and use lay-by on left to turn right towards Pockthorpe. Take next left into School Road, not rejoining A148 but turning right to continue along School Road, then at end turn right, then next left to Broomsthorpe. Continue forwards towards Helhoughton, then left towards Tatterford, then left twice towards Dunton. Take an unsignposted right turn downhill, then right again to cross the river to Shereford. At the end of the road, turn left to Fakenham, continuing straight over a small crossroads and a staggered crossroads with busy A1065, then left into Fakenham.

To return, we will broadly follow the former railway route, which results in short climbs followed by gradual descents in this direction. Leave Fakenham centre following signs for Dereham B1146 over the river bridge, then turn right at crossroads signposted King's Lynn (A1065), continue straight over staggered crossroads with A1065 to Shereford, then follow signs to Helhoughton, continue straight on out of the village, past a left turn to Weasenham and take a right turn to East Rudham. After the former station, take an unsigned left turn towards The Grange. Continue straight on through two crossroads, then turn left at staggered crossroads towards Great Massingham. Turn right at top of hill into Church Lane. At end, turn right to Grimston. At staggered crossroads, turn left towards Gayton then right to Pott Row and at end, turn left. Then at end, turn right onto B1145 to King's Lynn - take care over blind brows, riding central in the narrow lane where there are double white lines. Continue over roundabout with busy A149, then fork left onto cycleway and follow signs to station and town centre.

1963 National Road Race Championships, Kenilworth

Based on https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=126011

Lynnsport-Lynford 100km Loop Directions

A 63 mile ride to a Forestry Commission site from King's Lynn and back. Mix of flat and gently-rolling. 7% cycleway. 1.6 miles on A roads, 6 miles on B roads. Ride rating: ★★★. This route has been used by a local cycling group multiple times, but please check you're happy with the route before setting off.

(Note: in this, following signs "to" a place should mean you actually go there, whereas "towards" a place means you will change direction before it. Not every signposted turn is mentioned, especially when on marked routes like the Red/Blue routes or A/B roads.)

Follow Route Red 1 south from King's Lynn towards Wisbech, then Red 11 to Downham Market.

In Downham Market, ignore Red 11's right turn off the B1507 Lynn Road and continue straight on towards Wisbech, then to Denver. Use cycleway/island bypass crossing slip lane on left if you wish.

In Denver, turn left before church onto Red 11 Ryston Road, then continue forwards onto Blue 30, careful across busy A10, towards Wretton and Stoke Ferry (third left, then left, then right) but turn right onto B1160 to Wissington sugar factory. This 3 mile section is usually fairly quiet but used by large lorries.

After Wissington, take unsignposted first left on sharp bend, then follow signs to Methwold, then to Cranwich Heath, then to Mundford. After turning right onto busy A134, use first left to join cycleway. At end of cycleway, turn left into St Leonard's Road, then left at the Crown (possible lunch stop) and left-right across A1065 into Lynford Road. The arboretum is at the far end on the right and worth walking around.

Return along Lynford Road, then right onto A1065 and left after bridge towards Didlington. Turn left at first crossroads, then fork right to reach Foulden. Turn right and follow Route Blue 30 towards Oxborough, but turn off right to Beachamwell.

At the edge of Beachamwell, follow signs towards Fincham, then left towards Downham Market, then right at crossroads towards Swaffham, right at end and next left towards RAF Marham,  but keep straight on to Narborough.

In Narborough, turn left at the central crossroads and follow signs and road to Pentney.

In Pentney, turn left opposite church, signposted Gravel Pits. Follow road past pits to East Winch and cross busy A47. Turn right at end, then left to Ashwicken. Turn left at end onto busy B1145 to edge of King's Lynn.

At the hospital, turn right at mini-roundabout into its entrance then immediately left onto cycleway crossing. Follow cycleway along the road and turn right with it into unsigned Spring Lane. Turn left after the school over a short gravel section to join another cycleway and continue forwards. Turn right at end onto busy A148, then left into Marsh Lane. Continue forwards at sharp bend onto a cycleway, then turn left at cycleway crossroads onto Route 1 and Lynnsport is ahead of you.

[suggestion] Adding route description

Could there be a way to add a route description to an existing route, please? I often don't have the pictures and words to describe a route before I've ridden it.

If there is a way, could you tell me how and consider making it more obvious, please? Maybe "Add description" links from the journeys list and the map?

Actually, how do you get from a saved route to its description(s) anyway?

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