This cycle ride starts from the home of horseracing, Newmarket. From here the route heads north west to the ‘Fen edge’ villages of Burwell, Reach and Swaffham Prior. These former inland ports date back to Roman times, with their ancient waterways or ‘lodes’. In complete contrast, the return journey takes you into rolling patchwork of chalk grasslands, paddocks and woodland, home to lavish stud farms. Here you can explore villages with thatched and colour washed cottages. Along this route you can discover the ‘tragic tale of the flaming heart’, visit a 15th C packhorse bridge and take a stroll along the Roman road – The Devil’s Dyke.