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!!

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.

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.

OUR RIDES FOR JUNE 2021

Please note, these are subject to change depending on the venue’s restrictions during covid

TUESDAY RIDES

THURSDAY RIDES

DateElevensesLunchDateElevensesLunch
1st JuneLittle Baddow, Papermill Lock TearoomsLayer de la Haye, Donkey & Buskins3rd JuneWrittle, The Secret GardenMoreton, White Hart
8th JuneHeybridge, Osea View Cafe BarWest Mersea, Coast Inn10th JuneBlackmore Tea RoomsTawney Common, The Moletrap
15th JuneLittle Baddow, Papermill Lock TearoomsKelvedon, The Railway17th JuneCANCELLED
*** Norton Heath Cafe
CANCELLED
*** High Roding, The Black Lion
22nd JuneBicknacre, White Elm Garden CentreLayer Breton, Hare & Hounds24th JuneHatfield Peverel, Peartree PantryStebbing, Andrewsfield Airbase
** LONGEST DAY RIDE **
29th JuneWrittle, Lordship TearoomsHatfield 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.

RiderNo. of Punctures
Ant1
Gail1

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: Bicknacre, White Elm Garden Centre
  • Lunch: Layer Breton, Hare & Hounds
Tue 22 Jun
More info
  • Section: Southend
  • Group: Southend Thursday
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Hatfield Peverel, Peartree Pantry
  • Lunch: Stebbing, Andrewsfield Airbase
Thu 24 Jun
More info
  • Section: Southend
  • Group: Southend Tuesday
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Writtle, Lordship Tearooms
  • Lunch: Hatfield Heath, White Horse
Tue 29 Jun
More info
  • Section: Southend
  • Group: Southend Thursday
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Hatfield Peverel, Peartree Pantry
  • Lunch: Little Totham, The Swan
Thu 01 Jul
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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, The Saddlery
  • Lunch: Aythorpe Roding, Axe & Compasses
Tue 06 Jul
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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, Robyns Nest
  • Lunch: Toot Hill, Green Man
Thu 08 Jul
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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: Osea, Osea Tea Rooms
  • Lunch: Tollesbury, The King's Head
Tue 13 Jul
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  • Section: Southend
  • Group: Southend Thursday
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:00 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 9:30 am
  • Elevenses: Blackmore Tea Rooms
  • Lunch: The Crown, Old Harlow
Thu 15 Jul
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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: Little Baddow, Paper Mill Lock
  • Lunch: Tillingham, Fox & Hounds
Tue 20 Jul
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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: Billericay, The Blue Boar
  • Lunch: Orsett, The Foxhound
Thu 22 Jul
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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: Witham, Olivers Garden Centre
  • Lunch: Coggeshall, The White Hart
Tue 27 Jul
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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: Hatfield Peverel, Ds Diner
  • Lunch: Layer Breton, Hare & Hounds
Thu 29 Jul
More info
  • Section: Southend
  • Group: Southend Tuesday
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Norton Heath Cafe
  • Lunch: Stebbing, Andrewsfield Airbase
Tue 03 Aug
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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: Little Baddow, Paper Mill Lock
  • Lunch: Young's End, George & Dragon
Thu 05 Aug
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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: Moreton, White Horse
Tue 10 Aug
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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, Robyns Nest
  • Lunch: Messing, Old Crown
Thu 12 Aug
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  • Section: Southend
  • Group: Southend Tuesday
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:00 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 9:30 am
  • Elevenses: Blackmore Tea Rooms
  • Lunch: The Fox, Matching Tye
Tue 17 Aug
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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: Bradwell, The Cricketers
Thu 19 Aug
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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, The Saddlery
  • Lunch: Great Totham, The Prince of Wales
Tue 24 Aug
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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 Cafe
  • Lunch: Coggeshall, The Chapel
Thu 26 Aug
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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, The Blue Boar
  • Lunch: High Roding, The Black Lion
Tue 31 Aug
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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: Hatfield Peverel, Peartree Pantry
  • Lunch: Copford, The Alma
Thu 02 Sep
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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
  • Lunch: Littley Green, The Compasses
Tue 07 Sep
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  • Section: Southend
  • Group: Southend Thursday
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:00 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 9:30 am
  • Elevenses: Cooksmill Green, The Bakehouse
  • Lunch: Epping, Theydon Oak
Thu 09 Sep
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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: Bicknacre, White Elms Garden Centre
  • Lunch: Stondon Massey, Bricklayers Arms
Tue 14 Sep
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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: Butts Green Garden Centre
  • Lunch: Althorne, Huntsman & Hounds
Thu 16 Sep
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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: Great Waltham, Rose & Crown
Tue 21 Sep
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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: Billericay, The Blue Boar
  • Lunch: Hatfield Peverel, Duke of Wellington
Thu 23 Sep
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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 Tearooms
  • Lunch: Terling, Rayleigh Arms
Tue 28 Sep
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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: Galleywood, Lathcoats Farm
  • Lunch: Tolleshunt Major, The Bell
Thu 30 Sep
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Upcoming Events

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