The route headed south along the golden mile and out of great yarmouth before swinging southwesterly towards beccles. Most of the fens were drained centuries ago resulting in a flat dry low lying agricultural region supported by a system of drainage channels and man made rivers dykes and drains and automated pumping stations.
Based from the lawns of peterborough regional college you are taken out on to the big wide horizons of the fens.
Flat out in the fens. Apart from being slightly raised the silty fens are also less flat. 17th of june i think i ll be entering the 112mile route this time did the 80miler last time i quite enjoyed it i know mr martin was less impressed but personally i quite liked the route felt a little low countries something a bit different. 242 53 km 150 70 miles.
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From there we continued heading west and rode along the norfolk s southern border through the fens and onto king s lynn. Results base are the leading timing company in the uk providing solutions for over 500 events a year. How does this work.
A huge flat landscape incorporating cambridgeshire norfolk suffolk and lincolnshire that lies just a few feet above and below sea level that has been artificially drained by a network of huge drains. Like 17 search routes. The fens also known as the fenlands is a coastal plain in eastern england this naturally marshy region supports a rich ecology and numerous species and helps absorb storms.
Today these silt fens are still higher than and very different to the peat or black fens further inland. This was the event s second year which saw a sell out field of 250 cyclists take to the start line. There are huge mounds the result of industrial scale salt extraction in the middle ages.
Flat out in the fens bourne lincolnshire june 27 2010 entries for this 156 mile monster the longest event on the uk sportive calendar reached 450 yet only 350 signed on.