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

Now that the clocks have gone back we request all members protect themselves by having working lights on the front and back of their bikes.

Also with the weather likely to get wetter for the next few months, we ask all members to be considerate to their fellow riders and make sure you have mudguards fitted to your bike. Thanks

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

Tuesday 30th November

The Bakers Arms, Stock via The Bakehouse, Cooksmill Green

Thursday 2nd December

The Compasses, Fuller Street via the Lordship Tea Rooms, Writtle

A Good Turnout for Tea at Butts Green Garden Centre

Portugal 2021

Some of our members enjoyed a cycling holiday in Portugal in September. Here are a selection of photos from their trip. To see more photos follow this link Portugal 2021

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

Joe has got into the picture just before the end of this year’s competition, but Richard still holds the lead.

RiderNo. of Punctures
Richard5
Ian4
Graham3
Steve R3
Terry P3
Ant2
Gail2
Terry H2
Trevor2
Barry W1
Bill1
Dave W1
Joe1
John W1
Peter K1
Robert1

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: Hatfield Peverel, D’s Diner
  • Lunch: Althorne, Huntsman & Hounds
Tue 07 Dec
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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