Essex A

  • We ride on: Thursdays

Welcome to the Essex ‘A’ Section home page. We’re a friendly and supportive group and have plenty of fun together. Our Thursday rides are based in central Essex and cover the lanes of most of Essex and parts of Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Kent and even London. As well as the regular rides we have a summer fun ride and a Christmas lunch.

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Section Secretaries

Chris Mills
01245 442644
millsycyclist@icloud.com

Thinking of joining us?

Here’s some stuff you might like to know………We meet at a different café each week for 11’s and at this point we split into two different groups, both riding to the same pub for lunch. The ‘Tourists’ ride about 25 miles, sometimes more in summer, and typically average around 12,5 mph. The ‘A Plus’ group typically average 15 mph and cover 30 miles or more to lunch. In the afternoon we do around 15 miles to afternoon tea at a different café chosen by the leader on the day. Most members ride from home to the start and back home again from tea.

Each group has a leader, so you won’t have to worry about the route. Don’t bother about getting left behind, we will always wait and if you have a bike problem there’s always somebody to give you a hand. You could make the day easier by going home directly from lunch or by driving to the start and riding back to your car later, there’s lots of options. For a better feel for what we do please look at our newsletter section and read the ride reports.

So, if you’d like to try riding with us you’ll be welcome, contact the secretary, or just turn up at one of the starts and make yourself known.

Upcoming Rides

The following applies to each ride unless otherwise stated within the individual ride information:

  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Hatfield Heath, Post Office
  • Lunch: Woolmer Green, Chequers
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 20 May
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: High Easter, Snug
  • Lunch: Great Chesterford, Crown & Thistle
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 27 May
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Ongar, Budworth Hall Café
  • Lunch: Puckeridge, White Hart
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 03 Jun
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Ulting, Peartree Pantry
  • Lunch: Stoke by Clare, Lion
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 10 Jun
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Cressing Temple Barns
  • Lunch: Brent Eleigh, Cock *
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 17 Jun
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: White Roding, Cammas Hall
  • Lunch: Horseheath, Old Red Lion
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 24 Jun
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Cressing Temple Barns
  • Lunch: Stratford St. Mary, Anchor
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 01 Jul
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Bretts, White Roding
  • Lunch: Great Hormead, Three Tuns
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 08 Jul
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Hatfield Heath, Post Office
  • Lunch: Chrishall, Red Cow
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 15 Jul
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Ongar, Budworth Hall
  • Lunch: Wildhill, Woodman
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 22 Jul
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: High Easter, Snug
  • Lunch: Hundon, Plough
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 29 Jul
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Cressing Temple Barns
  • Lunch: Lindsey Tye, Lindsey Rose
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 05 Aug
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Cammas Hall
  • Lunch: Aspenden, Fox
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 12 Aug
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Felsted, Wood Cottage
  • Lunch: Haverhill, Drabbit Smock
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 19 Aug
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Cooksmill Green, Bakehouse
  • Lunch: High Beach, Owl
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 26 Aug
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Witham, Olivers Nursery
  • Lunch: Nayland, Anchor
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 02 Sep
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Great Waltham, Stores
  • Lunch: Wendens Ambo, Bell
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 09 Sep
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Butts Green, Garden Centre
  • Lunch: Layer de la Haye, Donkey & Buskins
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 16 Sep
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Stock, Dandelion Coffee Shop
  • Lunch: Gilston, Plume of Feathers
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 23 Sep
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Blackmore Tea Rooms
  • Lunch: Purleigh, Bell
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 30 Sep
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: White Roding, Bretts Buttery
  • Lunch: Saffron Walden, Temeraire
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 07 Oct
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Felsted, Wood Cottage
  • Lunch: Kedington, Barnardiston Arms
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 14 Oct
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Cooksmill Green, Bakehouse
  • Lunch: Much Hadham, Bull
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 21 Oct
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Bicknacre, White Elm Garden Centre
  • Lunch: Earls Colne, Lion
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 28 Oct
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Great Waltham, Stores
  • Lunch: Coopersale Street, Theydon Oak
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 04 Nov
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Rettendon, BHN Pot Plants
  • Lunch: Layer Breton, Hare & Hounds
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 11 Nov
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Writtle, Lordship Tearoom
  • Lunch: Broxted, Prince of Wales
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 18 Nov
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: High Easter, Snug
  • Lunch: Great Yeldham, Waggon & Horses
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 25 Nov
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Margaretting, Saddlery
  • Lunch: Sheering, Cock
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 02 Dec
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Blackmore Tea Rooms
  • Lunch: Goldhanger, Chequers
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 09 Dec
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Bunsay Down, Golf Club
  • Lunch: Finchingfield, Lion
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 16 Dec
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Ulting, Peartree Pantry
  • Lunch: Matching Tye, Fox
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 23 Dec
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Billericay, Wetherspoons
  • Lunch: Woodham Mortimer, Hurdlemakers
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader
Thu 30 Dec
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Upcoming Events

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