Mid Essex

  • We ride on: Tuesdays

Welcome to the web pages of the Mid Essex Tuesday section of the 40+ Cycling Club. Our rides on Tuesdays are usually around the lanes of Essex. Rides start at Writtle duck pond or Sandon church and head into all corners of Essex – sometimes dipping into Hertfordshire and Suffolk. Free car parking is available at both start locations. We stop for approximately 45 minutes at 11 am at one of the many cyclist friendly cafes on our list.  The lunch stop is at 1 pm. An hour later will head towards our final stop of the day for afternoon tea. Current participants are mostly from the Chelmsford/Billericay/Danbury areas, but we also have riders from Harlow, Braintree and Dunmow who sometimes join us at elevenses and stay with us through lunch. Distances between stops are approximately 17 miles. Anyone who does not wish to be out all day can just come to elevenses & return home with another member of the group which often happens when someone has afternoon commitments.

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Section Secretaries

Denis Falconer
07939-107766
40plusmidessex@gmail.com

Group riding numbers vary considerably depending on weather and our destination. However, we rarely have less than six riders at the start and have had as many as 12/18 riders at lunch. We have a nucleus of ten fairly regular riders, plus another six or so occasional supporters. We hope these numbers will increase as more people know about us. If anyone with us has a mechanical problem, e.g. puncture or gears, there is always someone to help mend or sort things out and we never leave anybody to their own devices but always stop & help, also we carry first aid kits should they be needed.

We have been trialling a new system as per the A section, whereby we have a fast and slow group. It seems to be working well so far, and I do hope now that people will not be worried about the speed of the run or being left behind. We have a separate leaders for both groups who have their own route to try and have both groups arrive at the coffee, lunch and tea stops at approximately the same time. We would like to encourage riders of all ages and abilities to join us.

In 2020 when our winter is hopefully behind us, we will continue to meet at Great Waltham once per month so we can get a bit further afield and it will be at the same meeting time outside the church.

For more information contact Denis Falconer on 07939 107766 or by email to 40plusmidessex@gmail.com.

Upcoming Rides

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

  • Section: Mid Essex
  • Meet: Writtle Duck Pond
  • Meet time: 9:25 am
  • Departure time: 9:30 am
  • Principal leader: Chris Maker
  • Elevenses: Sawbridgeworth, The Shed
  • Lunch: Stanstead St Margarets, Jolly Fisherman
  • Tea: TBA
Tue 23 Apr
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  • Section: Mid Essex
  • Meet: Sandon Church
  • Meet time: 9:25 am
  • Departure time: 9:30 am
  • Principal leader: Steve / Tony Phillips
  • Elevenses: Howe Street, The Hub
  • Lunch: Brentwood Brewery
  • Tea: TBA
Tue 30 Apr
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  • Section: Mid Essex
  • Meet: Great Waltham
  • Meet time: 9:25 am
  • Departure time: 9:30 am
  • Elevenses: Finchingfield, Winners Tearooms
  • Lunch: Great Chesterford, The Plough
  • Tea: TBA
Tue 07 May
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  • Section: Mid Essex
  • Meet: Writtle Duck Pond
  • Meet time: 9:25 am
  • Departure time: 9:30 am
  • Principal leader: David Massey
  • Elevenses: High Roding, Dainteas
  • Lunch: Newport, Coach & Horses
  • Tea: TBA
Tue 14 May
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  • Section: Mid Essex
  • Meet: Sandon Church
  • Meet time: 9:25 am
  • Departure time: 9:30 am
  • Elevenses: Stanway, The Barn Garden Centre
  • Lunch: Manningtree, The Crown
  • Tea: TBA
Tue 21 May
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  • Section: Mid Essex
  • Meet: Great Waltham
  • Meet time: 9:25 am
  • Departure time: 9:30 am
  • Elevenses: Gosfield, Fox in the Stables
  • Lunch: Clare, The Swan
  • Tea: TBA
Tue 28 May
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  • Section: Mid Essex
  • Meet: Writtle Duck Pond
  • Meet time: 9:25 am
  • Departure time: 9:30 am
  • Elevenses: Blake House, Sconch Tea Room
  • Lunch: Great Sampford, The Red Lion
  • Tea: TBA
Tue 04 Jun
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  • Section: Mid Essex
  • Meet: Sandon Church
  • Meet time: 9:25 am
  • Departure time: 9:30 am
  • Principal leader: David Massey
  • Elevenses: Coggershall, Bakealicious
  • Lunch: Acton, The Crown
  • Tea: TBA
Tue 11 Jun
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  • Section: Mid Essex
  • Meet: Great Waltham
  • Meet time: 9:25 am
  • Departure time: 9:30 am
  • Elevenses: Stanway, The Barn Garden Centre
  • Lunch: Kersey, The Bell Inn
  • Tea: TBA
Tue 18 Jun
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  • Section: Mid Essex
  • Meet: Writtle Duck Pond
  • Meet time: 9:25 am
  • Departure time: 9:30 am
  • Elevenses: Sawbridgeworth, The Shed
  • Lunch: Aspenden, The Fox
  • Tea: TBA
Tue 25 Jun
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