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 Thursday
  • Meet: Top of Crown Hill, Rayleigh @ 9:30 or Rettendon Tu...
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Bicknacre, White Elm Garden Centre
  • Lunch: Littley Green, The Compasses
Thu 22 Apr
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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: White Horse, Coxtie Green
Tue 27 Apr
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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, The Saddlery
  • Lunch: Pleshey, Leather Bottle
Thu 29 Apr
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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: Stondon Massey, Bricklayers Arms
Tue 04 May
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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
  • Lunch: Copford, The Alma
Thu 06 May
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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, Peartree Pantry
  • Lunch: Black Notley, The Vine
Tue 11 May
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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: Ongar, Delimores
  • Lunch: Matching Tye, The Fox
Thu 13 May
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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, Hylands House
  • Lunch: Kelvedon, The Railway
Tue 18 May
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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: Mundon, Roundbush
  • Lunch: Bradwell, Green Man
Thu 20 May
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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
  • Lunch: Tollesbury, King's Head
Tue 25 May
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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, The Saddlery
  • Lunch: North End, Butchers Arms
Thu 27 May
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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: Layer de la Haye, Donkey & Buskin
Tue 01 Jun
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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, The Secret Garden
  • Lunch: Moreton, White Hart
Thu 03 Jun
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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
  • Lunch: West Mersea, Coast Inn
Tue 08 Jun
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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: Blackmore Tea Rooms
  • Lunch: Epping, Theydon Oak
Thu 10 Jun
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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: Young's End, Green Dragon
Tue 15 Jun
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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: High Easter, Snug Cafe
  • Lunch: Sawbridgeworth, The Gate
Thu 17 Jun
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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
  • Lunch: Layer Breton, Hare & Hounds
Tue 22 Jun
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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: Stebbing, Andrewsfield Airbase
Thu 24 Jun
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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: Hatfield Heath, White Horse
Tue 29 Jun
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Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time