Starting in Victoria Park, East London, we're soon out of town and after stops along the way for lunch and tea, we reach the Finish in the pretty gardens of Priory Park, Southend where you can relax and enjoy refreshments, music and sports massage before making your way home - Southend Victoria railway station is close by.
PLEASE NOTE: START TIMES ARE OPTIONAL AND ARE THERE TO REDUCE CONGESTION. IF YOU WISH OR NEED TO CHANGE YOUR START TIME THERE IS NO NEED TO CONTACT BIKE EVENTS.
FOR FULL INFORMATION REGARDING TRANSPORT & CAR PARKING PLEASE SEE BELOW
"My friend from Cycle Southend was going on a 20 mile bike ride and said I could borrow her bike, I found myself saying yes, and on the day i felt sick in my stomach and did not want to do it. Not only did I complete 20 miles, I made new friend, and was now hooked on cycling!! I quickly went and bought my own bike and started to cycle every day, and I absolutely love it!! As for 60 miles, I completed it with my friend... in five and a half hours without stopping and raised £1170 the charity !! If you are not sure if cycling is for you, give it a go, you have nothing to lose and so much to gain, my fitness level is so much better and I am looking a lot leaner. Once you have your bike, its a free hobby." L. W.
THIS IS A SPONSORED CHARITY RIDE. Your entry fee only covers the costs of running the ride so please ask family and friends to sponsor you generously to make a real difference. THANK YOU.
|Start||Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets, London E9|
|Finish||Priory Park, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6NB|
|Distance||52 miles (approx)|
|Getting There: Car||The START is close to the A102 (M) but parking is VERY LIMITED. For details of public car parks near the START (Victoria Park) please follow this link
There is limited car parking at the FINISH (Priory Park) and for details of public car parks near to the FINISH please follow this link
|Getting There: Train||Two special Bike Events charter trains will run IN THE MORNING ONLY from Southend Victoria to get you to London for an 8:00am start. The trains will also call at HOCKLEY, ROCHFORD AND RAYLEIGH. Please note that ONLY TICKETS SOLD BY BIKE EVENTS WILL BE VALID ON THE TWO SPECIAL CHARTER SERVICES. GREATER ANGLIA SEASON TICKETS WILL NOT BE VALID ON THESE SERVICES.
PLEASE MEET AT SOUTHEND VICTORIA AT 06:00 TO LOAD BIKES. Departure times 06:30 and 06:37. The 06:30 service will call at Hockley (06:41) and Rayleigh (06:50) ONLY and the 06:37 service will call at Rochford (06:46) and Rayleigh (06:58) ONLY. PLEASE ARRIVE AT THESE INTERMEDIATE STATIONS IN PLENTY OF TIME TO LOAD. The route to the start will be signed from Stratford station (where the service terminates).
STRENGTHENED REGULAR SERVICES WILL ALSO RUN IN THE MORNING from Southend Victoria and Southend Central stations to take riders to Stratford (route to the Start signed from there.
Strengthened services will run from Southend Victoria IN THE AFTERNOON taking riders back to London & stations between. PLEASE NOTE, DUE TO SCHEDULED RAIL WORKS, ALL AFTERNOON SERVICES WILL STOP AT STRATFORD. Please check with rail operators for detaiols of onward journeys and be aware that CYCLES ARE NOT ALLOWED ON UNDERGROUND SERVICES.
|Start Times||7.00am - 9.10am|
|Other Info||Minimum age 14 years. Riders under 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult rider over 18.
Road bike / hybrid / mountain bike suitable.
All riders are required to wear a helmet. A selection of helmets will be available for purchase on the day
** We recommend that all riders have both bike and personal liability insurances as we cannot be held responsible for damage, loss or theft of your bike or personal items or personal liability.**
GPX routes are available after online booking.
|Pricing||Entry Pack (£20.50)|
Team Entry (6 or more, per person) (£19.50)
Morning Train (£12.95)
SUPPORT SERVICESRULES OF THE RIDERIDE PREPARATION