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 Heath, Jam Factory
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Pebmarsh, Kings Head
  • Tea: Earls Clone, Blackhorse Cafe
Tue 28 Sep
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Cressing Temple Barns
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Heybridge Basin, The Jolly Sailor
  • Tea: Tiptree, Jam Factory
Tue 05 Oct
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Earls Colne, Colne Valley Golf Club
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: West Mersea, The Victory
  • Tea: Osea View Tearoom
Tue 12 Oct
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Greenstead Green PO
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Brockley Green, The Hundon Plough
  • Tea: Bardfield, Blue Egg
Tue 19 Oct
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Tiptree, Perrywoods
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Castle Headingham, The Bell
  • Tea: TBD by Ride Leader
Tue 26 Oct
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Earls Colne, Blackhorse Cafe
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Tolleshunt Major, The Bell
  • Tea: TBD by Ride Leader
Tue 02 Nov
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Witham, Olivers Nursery
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Gosfield, The Kings Head
  • Tea: TBD by Ride Leader
Tue 09 Nov
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Greenstead Green, Post Office
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Feering, The Bell
  • Tea: TBD by Ride Leader
Tue 16 Nov
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Copford Green, The Alma
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Maldon, Queen Victoria
  • Tea: TBD by Ride Leader
Tue 23 Nov
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Little Braxted, The Bakery
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Peldon, The Rose
  • Tea: TBD by Ride Leader
Tue 30 Nov
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Tiptree, Perrywoods
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • 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
  • Lunch: Messing, The Old Crown
  • Tea: TBD by Ride Leader
Tue 14 Dec
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  • Section: North East Essex
  • Meet: Greenstead Green, Post Office
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • 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
  • Lunch: Woodham Mortimer, The Hurdlemakers
  • Tea: TBD by Ride Leader
Tue 28 Dec
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Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time