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

CORONAVIRUS

Following the recent government advice regarding social distancing all planned rides are cancelled until further notice.

Please monitor this website for information if the situation changes.

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.

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

Punctures

The 2020 Puncture Competition has been abandoned for obvious reasons. We will restart sometime in 2021 (hopefully). Last year’s winner, Terry P, can keep the prize for a second year.

To 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
  • Group: Southend Tuesday
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Witham, Oliver’s Garden Centre
  • Lunch: Mill Green, Cricketers
Tue 26 Jan
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  • Section: Southend
  • Group: Southend Thursday
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Rettendon, BHN Garden Centre
  • Lunch: Purleigh, Bell
Thu 28 Jan
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  • Section: Southend
  • Group: Southend Tuesday
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Billericay, Blue Boar
  • Lunch: Herongate, Green Man
Tue 02 Feb
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  • Section: Southend
  • Group: Southend Thursday
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Writtle, Hylands House
  • Lunch: Danbury, Anchor
Thu 04 Feb
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  • Section: Southend
  • Group: Southend Tuesday
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Blackmore Tea Rooms
  • Lunch: Galleywood Common, Horse & Groom
Tue 09 Feb
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  • Section: Southend
  • Group: Southend Thursday
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Chelmsford, Ivory Peg
  • Lunch: Great Waltham, Rose & Crown
Thu 11 Feb
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  • Section: Southend
  • Group: Southend Tuesday
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Margaretting, Saddlery
  • Lunch: Billericay, Coach & Horses
Tue 16 Feb
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  • Section: Southend
  • Group: Southend Thursday
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Bicknacre, White Elms Garden Centre
  • Lunch: Tolleshunt Major, Bell
Thu 18 Feb
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  • Section: Southend
  • Group: Southend Tuesday
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Woodham Walter, Bunsay Down Golf Club
  • Lunch: Hatfield Peverel, Duke of Wellington
Tue 23 Feb
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  • Section: Southend
  • Group: Southend Thursday
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Maldon, Crystal Café
  • Lunch: Tillingham, Fox & Hounds
Thu 25 Feb
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  • Section: Southend
  • Group: Southend Tuesday
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Writtle, Lordship Tea Rooms
  • Lunch: Ramsden Heath, Nags Head
Tue 02 Mar
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  • Section: Southend
  • Group: Southend Thursday
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Witham, Olivers Garden Centre
  • Lunch: Great Totham, Prince of Wales
Thu 04 Mar
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  • Section: Southend
  • Group: Southend Tuesday
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Hatfield Peverel, D’s Diner
  • Lunch: Youngs End, Green Dragon
Tue 09 Mar
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  • Section: Southend
  • Group: Southend Thursday
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Maldon, Rose & Crown
  • Lunch: Althorne, Huntsman & Hounds
Thu 11 Mar
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  • Section: Southend
  • Group: Southend Tuesday
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Galleywood, Lathcoats Farm Shop
  • Lunch: Maldon, Queen’s Head
Tue 16 Mar
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  • Section: Southend
  • Group: Southend Thursday
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Bicknacre, White Elms Garden Centre
  • Lunch: Littley Green, Compasses
Thu 18 Mar
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  • Section: Southend
  • Group: Southend Tuesday
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Writtle, Robin’s Nest
  • Lunch: Witham, Battesford Court
Tue 23 Mar
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  • Section: Southend
  • Group: Southend Thursday
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Margaretting, Saddlery
  • Lunch: Terling, Rayleigh Arms
Thu 25 Mar
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  • Section: Southend
  • Group: Southend Tuesday
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Maldon, Crystal Cafe
  • Lunch: Writtle, Rose & Crown
Tue 30 Mar
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Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time