How Do You Do Sport? Suffolk sportsSuffolk Sports

From the quirky Thumb Wrestling Championships in Lowestoft to the traditional HQ of horseracing at Newmarket, Suffolk’s sport & leisure activities and societies are diverse and accessible to everyone. For non-pros, you can enjoy cycling in Rendlesham Forest, river trips in Orford and golf in Halesworth

Forget World Cups, Olympics Games and Grand Slams, the Thumb Wrestling World Championship at The Stanford Arms in Lowestoft is the most nail-biting sporting event to come out of Suffolk! The 2014 men’s champion James ‘TigerMonkey’ Isaacs came all the way from the US to declare his thumb war. Following his big win he became a YouTube hit and was interviewed by The Huffington Post.

The team of friendly experts at Bawdsey Quay will coach you in all types of water sports on the river or out at sea, including sailing, power boating and kayaking, as well as other aquatic activities like raft building. All the family can get involved, and the centre even offers Royal Yachting Association courses.

The official home of horse racing, Newmarket is world famous HQ of the ‘sport of kings’ and the town boasts more racehorses, trainers, stable staff, stud farms and racing organisations than anywhere else on earth. A must-see for horse racing fans, the entire town is steeped in horsey history.

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