Southend

  • We ride on: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Riders from the Southend Section of the Forty Plus Cycling Club meet, on Tuesdays and Thursday, in Rayleigh High Street at the top of Crown Hill and join others at the Rettendon Roundabout (the old Turnpike) and at an elevenses stop. As well as the Southend area we have riders from other places in Essex such as Hadleigh, Benfleet, Woodham Ferrers, Cold Norton, Burnham on Crouch, Wickford, Basildon, Billericay, Chelmsford, Danbury, Canvey Island and Writtle. We stop for lunch, usually at an Essex pub. Details of the runs can be seen by following the links above. Some riders come with us only part of the way. New members are welcome. The Section Secretary, Graham Kirby, will be pleased to hear from you.

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Section Secretaries

Graham Kirby
07526 501629
40plussouthend@gmail.com

WE’RE RIDING AGAIN!!

As cafes and pubs re-open and get themselves organised, we will establish where we ride on a weekly basis and not necessarily based on the runs list currently published on this website, although we will endeavour to keep this website as accurate as possible.

Please check for weekly emails from our runs leaders who will update you with our planned rides and will also attach a GPX file for those that like to follow the route during the ride.

New members are always made welcome. If you don’t feel you are ready to join our longer rides, some members only ride to our elevenses tea stop and return home from there, which may be a good option for you as you build up your stamina and fitness. If you would like to join us on a ride please contact our Section Secretary, Graham Kirby.

FACEBOOK

The Southend section has its own Facebook page ( Forty Plus Cycling Club; Southend ) for members to post comments or photographs. It is a closed group. If you would like to be added, please contact Peter Wotherspoon.

THIS WEEK’S RIDES

For Tuesday 21st September, in the absence of other leaders, Big Dave has kindly offered to lead. Big Dave will choose from one of two routes depending on the weather. Please see below for the two routes.

Ride 1: The Welsh Princess, Rayne via D’s Diner, Hatfield Peverel

Ride 2: The Rayleigh Arms, Terling via the Crystal Cafe, Maldon

Thursday 23rd September

The Duke of Wellington, Hatfield Peverel via The Blue Boar, Billericay

COVID Lockdown Photos

The COVID lockdowns have been a unique part of history and cycling was a joy when the roads were virtually empty. Our members have provided a number of photos of their rides during the COVID period when we have only been able to ride as small groups, pairs or individually. Follow this link to see a larger number of photos of this time: Lockdown Photos.

Cognac 2019 – Semaine Federale

Keith has kindly sent me some photos of the Semaine Federale which took place in Cognac 2019. Hopefully this will remind you of some better times. See more photos here Cognac 2019

2021 Puncture Competition

No punctures this week!

RiderNo. of Punctures
Ian3
Steve R3
Gail2
Graham2
Ant1
Barry W1
Dave W1
Peter K1

Contact Trevor Bull who manages the Southend Section web pages, email: trevorjbull@googlemail.com

Upcoming Rides

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

  • Section: Southend
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Billericay, The Blue Boar
  • Lunch: Hatfield Peverel, Duke of Wellington
Thu 23 Sep
More info
  • Section: Southend
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Writtle, Lordship Tearooms
  • Lunch: Terling, Rayleigh Arms
Tue 28 Sep
More info
  • Section: Southend
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Galleywood, Lathcoats Farm
  • Lunch: Tolleshunt Major, The Bell
Thu 30 Sep
More info
  • Section: Southend
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Norton Heath Cafe
  • Lunch: Coxtie Green, White Horse
Tue 05 Oct
More info
  • Section: Southend
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Purleigh, The Roundbush
  • Lunch: Althorne, Three Horseshoes
Thu 07 Oct
More info
  • Section: Southend
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Hatfield Peverel, D’s Diner
  • Lunch: Kelvedon, The Railway
Tue 12 Oct
More info
  • Section: Southend
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Cooksmill Green, The Bakehouse
  • Lunch: Aythorpe Roding, Axe & Compasses
Thu 14 Oct
More info
  • Section: Southend
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Little Baddow, Paper Mill Lock
  • Lunch: Goldhanger, The Cricketers
Tue 19 Oct
More info
  • Section: Southend
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Margaretting, The Saddlery
  • Lunch: High Roding, Black Lion
Thu 21 Oct
More info
  • Section: Southend
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Hatfield Peverel, Peartree Pantry
  • Lunch: Little Braxted, The Green Man
Tue 26 Oct
More info
  • Section: Southend
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Butts Green Garden Centre
  • Lunch: Stondon Massey, Bricklayers Arms
Thu 28 Oct
More info
  • Section: Southend
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Writtle, Lordship Tearooms
  • Lunch: Maldon, Queen’s Head
Tue 02 Nov
More info
  • Section: Southend
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Billericay, Blue Boar
  • Lunch: Danbury, The Anchor
Thu 04 Nov
More info
  • Section: Southend
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Maldon, Rose & Crown
  • Lunch: Littley Green, The Compasses
Tue 09 Nov
More info
  • Section: Southend
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Galleywood, Abercorn Garden Centre
  • Lunch: Purleigh, The Bell
Thu 11 Nov
More info
  • Section: Southend
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Bicknacre, White Elm Garden Centre
  • Lunch: Billericay, Coach & Horses
Tue 16 Nov
More info
  • Section: Southend
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Maldon, Crystal Cafe
  • Lunch: Great Totham, Prince of Wales
Thu 18 Nov
More info
  • Section: Southend
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Margaretting, The Saddlery
  • Lunch: Woodham Walter, The Queen Victoria
Tue 23 Nov
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  • Section: Southend
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Hockley, Riverside Garden Centre
  • Lunch: Thorpe Bay Yacht Club
Thu 25 Nov
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  • Section: Southend
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Cooksmill Green, The Bakehouse
  • Lunch: West Hanningfield, The Ship
Tue 30 Nov
More info
  • Section: Southend
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Writtle, Hylands Park Tearooms
  • Lunch: Fuller Street, The Square & Compasses
Thu 02 Dec
More info
  • Section: Southend
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Hatfield Peverel, D’s Diner
  • Lunch: Althorne, Huntsman & Hounds
Tue 07 Dec
More info
  • Section: Southend
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Butts Green Garden Centre
  • Lunch: Hatfield Peverel, Duke of Wellington
Thu 09 Dec
More info
  • Section: Southend
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Rettendon, BHN
  • Lunch: Mundon, The White Horse
Tue 14 Dec
More info
  • Section: Southend
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Bicknacre, White Elm Garden Centre
  • Lunch: Rettendon Lodge *** Christmas Lunch ***
Thu 16 Dec
More info
  • Section: Southend
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Margaretting, The Saddlery
  • Lunch: Bicknacre, The White Swan
Tue 21 Dec
More info
  • Section: Southend
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Maldon, Crystal Cafe
  • Lunch: Ramsden Heath, Nag’s Head
Thu 23 Dec
More info
  • Section: Southend
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Hatfield Peverel, The Peartree Pantry
  • Lunch: Galleywood, Horse and Groom
Tue 28 Dec
More info
  • Section: Southend
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Maldon, Morrisons
  • Lunch: Witham, Battesford Court
Thu 30 Dec
More info

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time