One hot weekend during the uncharacteristically long summer of 2018, Lionel Birnie was joined by Tour de France television commentator and author Ned Boulting for a ride across England’s flattest counties. In contrast to the Haute Route, it showed there’s a luxury end to the bikepacking spectrum. Three days. Three stages. The Cambridge-Southwold-Cambridge Classic was born.

Cambridge-Southwold-Cambridge Classic Stage 1

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Cambridge-Southwold-Cambridge Classic Stage 2

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Cambridge-Southwold-Cambridge Classic Stage 3

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