Welcome to the web page of the Southend Section of the Forty Plus Cycling Club. We meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9.30 am in Rayleigh High Street at the top of Crown Hill and later usually join up with others at the Rettendon Roundabout (the old Turnpike) and at the elevenses stop. As well as the Southend area we have riders from other places in Essex such as Woodham Ferrers, 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 link above.
New members are welcome and the Section Secretary (telephone number above his picture) will be pleased to hear from you if you are interested.
There are fifteen autonomous sections in the Forty Plus Cycling Club including six in Essex. There are more details on the Forty Plus web site
Thursday's Ride - 5 December 2013
The Bell at Rettendon via Bringey Pine
From Rettendun and return
View The route Rett4-31k in a larger map
Meet at 9.30am Rayleigh High Street or 10.am at Rettendun Turnpike
Semaine Federale 2013 Nantes France
Belgium June 2012
View photographs by John Hand, Allan Smart, Colin Waller, John Hand and Peter Cubley
John Hand - Section Secretary
Telephone 01268 753845 or
Tour de France in Essex 2014
On Monday 7 July 2014 the Tour de France will pass through Essex on the third stage from Cambridge to London. The route passes through Saffron Walden, Finchingfield, Shalford, Rayne, Felsted, Great Waltham, skirting Chelmsford then through Roxwell, Fyfield, Moreton and North Weald then Epping Forest to London. The race passes along roads familiar to many Essex cyclists. The route shown on the map below, plotted by Melvin Martin, is based on the map linked to from this Essex Couny Council website
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The new kit
From the Main Club Website, Ed, Judy and John trying on new kit at the AGM
Semaine Federale 2011 Flers Normandy
A few photographs taken when it wasn't raining!