WE’RE RIDING AGAIN!!
The Southend Section has restarted official rides.
As cafes and pubs start to 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. This will be based on our experiences during small group riding and we will decide which venues we think are most capable of managing larger groups.
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.. We look forward to seeing you in the near future. If you would like to join us on a ride please contact our Section Secretary, Graham Kirby.
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.
OUR RIDES FOR JUNE 2021
Please note, these are subject to change depending on the venue’s restrictions during covid
|1st June||Little Baddow, Papermill Lock Tearooms||Layer de la Haye, Donkey & Buskins||3rd June||Writtle, The Secret Garden||Moreton, White Hart|
|8th June||Heybridge, Osea View Cafe Bar||West Mersea, Coast Inn||10th June||Blackmore Tea Rooms||Tawney Common, The Moletrap|
|15th June||Little Baddow, Papermill Lock Tearooms||Kelvedon, The Railway||17th June||CANCELLED|
*** Norton Heath Cafe
*** High Roding, The Black Lion
|22nd June||Bicknacre, White Elm Garden Centre||Layer Breton, Hare & Hounds||24th June||Hatfield Peverel, Peartree Pantry||Stebbing, Andrewsfield Airbase|
** LONGEST DAY RIDE **
|29th June||Writtle, Lordship Tearooms||Hatfield Heath, White Horse|
*** Denotes early start. Start from Top of Crown Hill at 9:00 or Rettendon Turnpike at 9:30
THIS WEEK’S RIDES
Route for Tuesday 22nd June
Route for Thursday 24th June ** LONGEST DAY RIDE **
Hare & Hounds, Layer Breton via the White Elm Garden Centre, Bicknacre
Andrewsfield Airbase, Stebbing via the Peartree Pantry, Hatfield Peverel
COVID-19 Lockdown Photos
The COVID-19 lockdown has been a unique part of history and cycling has been a joy on empty roads. However, we have not been able to ride as a section only 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
The 2020 Puncture Competition was abandoned for obvious reasons.
Our 2021 competition is underway and we have had two punctures so far. Let’s hope for another puncture free week ahead.
|Rider||No. of Punctures|
Contact Trevor Bull who manages the Southend Section web pages, email: firstname.lastname@example.org