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)
  • Elevenses: Stock, Dandelion Coffee Shop
  • Lunch: Ash, Burton End
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader L1RogerHunt L2RichardBayliss
Thu 23 Sep
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Blackmore Tea Rooms
  • Lunch: Purleigh, Bell
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader L1FrankieBass L2SharonScott
Thu 30 Sep
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Ulting, Peartree Pantry
  • Lunch: Great Horkesley, Yew Tree
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader L1Barry Magowan L2Chris Mills
Thu 07 Oct
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Felsted, Wood Cottage
  • Lunch: Kedington, Barnardiston Arms
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader L1Mark Beard L2Steve Cleaver
Thu 14 Oct
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Cooksmill Green, Bakehouse
  • Lunch: Much Hadham, Bull
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader LDavid Massey L2Tony Cox
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 L1Philip Martin L2Aydin Ercevik
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 L1Bob McDowell L2Mark Beard
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 L1Steve Cleaver L2Reece Andrew
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 L1Tony Cox L2Bob McDowell
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 L1Chris Mills L2Roger Moore
Thu 25 Nov
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Margaretting, Saddlery
  • Lunch: Sheering, Cock
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader L1Sharon Scott L2Richard Bayliss
Thu 02 Dec
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Blackmore Tea Rooms
  • Lunch: Goldhanger, Chequers
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader L1Ron&Lesley L2David Massey
Thu 09 Dec
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  • Event Ride
  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Group: Essex A Christmas Lunch - Provisional Date
  • Lunch: Little Channels
Fri 10 Dec
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Bunsay Down, Golf Club
  • Lunch: Finchingfield, Lion
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader L1John Hinds L2Philip Martin
Thu 16 Dec
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Ulting, Peartree Pantry
  • Lunch: Matching Tye, Fox
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader L1Roger Moore
Thu 23 Dec
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  • Section: Essex A (Central)
  • Meet: Billericay, Wetherspoons
  • Lunch: Woodham Mortimer, Hurdlemakers
  • Tea: Decided by ride leader L1SharonScott L2FrankieBass
Thu 30 Dec
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