Group Rides

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 year. We will probably need to make short notice changes to rides, as some venues are not fully open. Keep an eye on the ‘Upcoming Rides’ Section on the new Forty Plus website for details of the rides where changes will be highlighted on bright 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.

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: Tiptree, Perrywoods
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Joe Deer
  • Lunch: Colne Valley Golf Club, Christmas Lunch
  • Tea: TBD by Ride Leader
Tue 07 Dec
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Aldham, Millrace Nursery
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Philip Martin
  • Lunch: Messing, The Old Crown
  • Tea: TBD by Ride Leader
Tue 14 Dec
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Greenstead Green PO
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Ian Whiteside
  • Lunch: Kelvedon, The Railway Tavern
  • Tea: TBD by Ride Leader
Tue 21 Dec
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Kelvedon, Sandwich Bar
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: John Pritchard
  • Lunch: Woodham Mortimer, The Hurdlemakers
  • Tea: TBD by Ride Leader
Tue 28 Dec
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Ulting, Peartree Pantry
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Pebmarsh, Kings Head
  • Tea: TBD by Ride Leader
Tue 04 Jan
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Earls Colne, Colne Valley Golf Club
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Lt Braxted, Green Man
  • Tea: TBD by Ride Leader
Tue 11 Jan
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Bicknacre, White Elms Garden Centre
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Copford Green, Alma
  • Tea: TBD by Ride Leader
Tue 18 Jan
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Coggeshall, Bakes & Blooms
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Gt Leighs, The Castle
  • Tea: TBD by Ride Leader
Tue 25 Jan
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Heybridge Basin, Lock Tearoom
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Philip Martin
  • Lunch: Gt Tey, Chequers
  • Tea: TBD by Ride Leader
Tue 01 Feb
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Cressing, Temple Barns
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Maldon, Queens Head
  • Tea: TBD by Ride Leader
Tue 08 Feb
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Tiptree Heath, Jam Factory
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Panfield, Bell
  • Tea: TBD by Ride Leader
Tue 15 Feb
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Witham, Olivers Nursery
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Fordham Heath, Cricketers
  • Tea: TBD by Ride Leader
Tue 22 Feb
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Kelvedon, Sandwich Bar
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: West Mersea, The Granary at Waldegraves
  • Tea: TBD by Ride Leader
Tue 01 Mar
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Ulting, Peartree Pantry
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: North Fambridge, Ferryboat Inn
  • Tea: TBD by Ride Leader
Tue 08 Mar
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Maldon, Mrs Salisbury's
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: John Pritchard
  • Lunch: Layer de la Haye, Donkey & Buskin
  • Tea: TBD by Ride Leader
Tue 15 Mar
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Greenstead Green PO
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Boxford, Fleece
  • Tea: TBD by Ride Leader
Tue 22 Mar
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Aldham, Millrace Nursery
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Roger Hunt
  • Lunch: Goldhanger, Chequers
  • Tea: Lt Braxted, The Bakery
Tue 29 Mar
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Tiptree, Perrywoods
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Gt Bromley, Courthouse
  • Tea: Coggeshall, Bakes & Blooms
Tue 05 Apr
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Cressing, Temple Barns
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Cornish Hall End, Horse and Groom
  • Tea: Rayne, Station Cafe
Tue 12 Apr
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Bicknacre, White Elms Garden Centre
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Queens Head
  • Tea: Peldon, Glasshouse
Tue 19 Apr
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Ridgewell, White Horse
  • Tea: Gt Bardfield, Blue Egg
Tue 26 Apr
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Kelvedon, Sandwich Bar
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Stow Maries, Prince of Wales
  • Tea: Maldon, The Barge Cafe
Tue 03 May
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Copford Green, The Alma
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Tea: Earls Colne, Colne Valley Golf Club
Tue 10 May
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Tiptree, Perrywoods
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: West Hanningfield, Three Compasses
  • Tea: Lt Baddow, Paper Mill Lock
Tue 17 May
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Stisted, Onley Arms
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Brockley Green, The Hundon Plough
  • Tea: Rayne, Station Cafe
Tue 24 May
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Greenstead Green PO
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Tolleshunt Major, The Bell
  • Tea: Coggeshall, Bakes & Blooms
Tue 31 May
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Kelvedon, Sandwich Bar
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Wivenhoe, Rose & Crown
  • Tea: Aldham, Millrace Nursery
Tue 07 Jun
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  • Event Ride
  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Ulting, Peartree Pantry
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Essex Lanes Tour
  • Tea: Ulting, Peartree Pantry
Tue 14 Jun
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Cressing, Temple Barns
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Dunmow, Angel & Harp
  • Tea: Rayne, Station Cafe
Tue 21 Jun
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Aldham, Millrace Nursery
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Groten, Fox & Hounds
  • Tea: Wickham St Paul, Spencers Farm Shop
Tue 28 Jun
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