Group Rides

We have started group rides again and the rides list has been updated on the website. We will probably need to make short notice changes to rides, as some venues may not be available. Keep an eye on the ‘Upcoming Rides’ Section on the new Forty Plus website for details of the rides. Changes will be highlighted on bright red instead of the usual green. Check venues have not changed before you leave for a ride. We still need ride leaders for some of the dates, please contact John Pritchard if you are available to lead on any of those dates. Wherever you ride be safe and take care, most importantly enjoy the lovely Essex countryside.

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, Post Office
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Bower House Tye, Brewers Arms
  • Tea: Earls Colne, Colne Valley Golf Club
Tue 22 Jun
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Heybridge Basin, The Lock Tearoom
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Colne Engaine, Five Bells
  • Tea: Cressing Temple, Barns
Tue 29 Jun
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Earls Colne, Blackhorse Café
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Belchamp St, Paul, Half Moon
  • Tea: Greenstead Green, Post Office
Tue 06 Jul
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Tiptree, Perrywoods
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: East Mersea, Dog & Pheasant
  • Tea: Abberton Reservoir, EWT Visitors Centre
Tue 13 Jul
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Cressing, Temple Barns
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Stow Maries
  • Tea: Maldon, The Barge Café
Tue 20 Jul
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Greenstead Green, Post Office
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Brockley Green, Hundon Plough
  • Tea: Finchingfield, Winners Tearoom
Tue 27 Jul
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Kelvedon, Sandwich Bar
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Rowhedge, The Anchor
  • Tea: Tiptree, Perrywoods
Tue 03 Aug
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Aldham, Millrace Nursery
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Tattingstone, White Horse
  • Tea: Boxted, Fillpots Nursery
Tue 10 Aug
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Witham, Olivers Nursery
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Steeple Bumpstead, Fox and Hounds
  • Tea: Rayne, Station Café
Tue 17 Aug
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Cressing, Temple Barns
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Queens Head
  • Tea: Lt Braxted, The Bakery
Tue 24 Aug
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Copford Green, The Alma
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Long Melford, The Hare
  • Tea: Kelvedon, RailWay Tavern
Tue 31 Aug
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Ulting, Peartree Pantry
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Fordham Heath, Cricketers
  • Tea: Coggeshall, Clock Tower Café
Tue 07 Sep
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Tiptree Heath, Woodlands Tearoom
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: North Fambridge, Ferryboat Inn
  • Tea: Woodham Walter, Bunsay Down Golf
Tue 14 Sep
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Bocking, Roundwood GC
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Molehill Green, Three Horseshoes
  • Tea: Felsted - Wood Cottage Tea Rooms
Tue 21 Sep
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Tiptree Heath, Jam Factory
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Pebmarsh, Kings Head
  • Tea: Earls Clone, Blackhorse Café
Tue 28 Sep
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Upcoming Events

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