Interested in joining our Group Rides

New riders are always welcome. A full schedule of rides has resumed and our numbers are back to normal. The rides list has just been updated through to the end of the June 2022. We may make short notice changes to rides, as some venues are not fully open. Keep an eye on the ‘Upcoming Rides’ Section for details of the planned rides and where changes will be highlighted on red. Check venues have not changed before you leave for a ride. Wherever you ride be safe and take care, most importantly enjoy the lovely Essex countryside.

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North East Essex

  • We ride on: Tuesdays

Welcome to the North East Essex Section home page. We’re a friendly group with a love of cycling and the countryside around Essex and Suffolk. Our Tuesday rides are loosely centred on Colchester and Tiptree and visit places in Essex and Suffolk. Our rides are of a very social nature and the leaders avoid busy roads, as much as possible, so that quiet lanes and the countryside can be enjoyed. Sometimes there is a ‘culture stop’ during the ride to look at and appreciate a building or place of historical or other interest.

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Section Secretaries

John Pritchard
07805 848635
40plusNEEssex@gmail.com

We meet at a different venue for elevenses each week and ride as a group to a pub or café for lunch, after which we continue to café for afternoon tea depending upon the weather and suitability to the members present. There are regularly 15 to 20 riders most weeks and we divide into two groups, one slower group riding about 10mph and a quicker group riding at about 14mph covering a slightly longer route to the same venue.

New members are always made welcome and the pace of the ride is controlled so everyone can keep together. If a rider has a puncture or mechanical breakdown, we stop and there is usually plenty of help and assistance to get them going quickly.

If you feel that you would like to try a ride with the North East Essex Section, you are warmly invited to meet us on the day at the appointed meeting place. For more details see our Tuesday rides list or phone the Secretary.

Upcoming Rides

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

  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Greenstead Green, PO
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Ken Rickwood
  • Lunch: The Bell, Tolleshunt Major
  • Tea: Coggeshall, Bakes & Bloom
Tue 31 May
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Kelvedon, Sandwich Bar
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Ian Whiteside
  • Lunch: Rose & Crown, Wivenhoe
  • Tea: Aldham, Mill Race
Tue 07 Jun
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  • Event Ride
  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Peartree Pantry
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: John Pritchard
  • Lunch: Peartree Pantry
  • Tea: Peartree Pantry
Tue 14 Jun
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Cressing Temple Barns
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Jack Fryer
  • Lunch: Angel & Harp, Dunmow
  • Tea: Rayne, Station Cafe
Tue 21 Jun
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Aldham, Mill Race
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Neil Bygrave
  • Lunch: Fox & Hounds, Groten
  • Tea: Wickham St Paul, Spencers Farm Shop
Tue 28 Jun
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Elmstead, Beth Chatto (Park & Ride)
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Philip Martin
  • Lunch: Pin Mill, Butt & Oyster [a]
  • Tea: Manningtree, Acorn Village Coffee
Tue 05 Jul
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Gosfield, Fox in the Stable
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Mark Beard
  • Lunch: Stoke by Clare, The Lion
  • Tea: Finchingfield, Winners Tearoom
Tue 12 Jul
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Aldham, Millrace Nursery
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: East Bergholt, Hare & Hounds [a]
  • Tea: Lexdon, Lexdon Wood Golf Club (Playgolf)
Tue 19 Jul
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Cressing, Temple Barns
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Woodham Mortimer, The Hurdlemakers [a]
  • Tea: Ulting, Peartree Pantry
Tue 26 Jul
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Copford Green, The Alma
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Aingers Green, Gt Bentley, Barn Café
  • Tea: Berechurch, Coffee Hog
Tue 02 Aug
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Tiptree, Perrywoods
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Joe Deer
  • Lunch: Great Waltham, Rose & Crown [b]
  • Tea: Rayne Station
Tue 09 Aug
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Earls Colne, Blackhorse Café
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Malcolm Swainsbury
  • Lunch: Lavenham, Cock Horse [b]
  • Tea: Aldham, Millrace Nursery
Tue 16 Aug
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Greenstead Green, Post Office
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Runsell Green, Anchor
  • Tea: Lt Braxted, The Bakery
Tue 23 Aug
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Ulting, Peartree Pantry
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Fordham Heath, Cricketers [b]
  • Tea: Abberton Reservoir, EWT Visitors Centre
Tue 30 Aug
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Aldham, Millrace Nursery
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Ian Whiteside
  • Lunch: Kersey, Kersey Bell Inn
  • Tea: Earls Colne, Colne Valley Golf Cub
Tue 06 Sep
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Witham, Olivers Nursery
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: John Pritchard
  • Lunch: Aythorpe Roding, Axe & Compasses [b]
  • Tea: Cressing, Temple Barns
Tue 13 Sep
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Tiptree Heath, Jam Factory
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: West Mersea, Waldegraves Granary
  • Tea: Osea View Tearoom
Tue 20 Sep
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Copford Green, The Alma
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Malcolm Swainsbury
  • Lunch: Assington, The Barn [a]
  • Tea: Earls Colne, Blackhorse Café
Tue 27 Sep
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