I’ve published links to a bike club and cycle club in the Southend and Essex area.
Bike Ride around Essex
Hockley Woods is a great place in Essex for mountain biking too, with a vast area linking Rayleigh and Rochford. I have a mountain bike, and a road bike, but have never joined a cycle club. I must admit looking at their websites instantly makes me feel like becoming a member this year! I’m 46, but still have a ‘bit of life left in me’, so I will join, and share my experience with you as a ‘newbie’ later in the year (when it warms up). A bike ride around Essex is a far better way of seeing your local countryside than from a car.
So what started out with me deciding to compile a website about Hockley Woods, may now lead me to make new friends, keep fit, and see other parts of Essex from a saddle!
Bike Club, Cycle Club links here!
Just looking at this Forty Plus Cycling Club They have an itinary of bike rides for the next few months. All start from Crown Hill in Rayleigh at 9.30 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They go right out to Maldon! Click below for all info, looks really good!
Check out the sites on this page for Cycle Routes in Hockley and Essex. There’s a Cycle Route Calculator link with tons of info here Transport Direct Route calculator showing gradients
Here’s the link for Southend Wheelers Cycle Club Southend Wheelers Cycle Club
Southend Wheelers meet every Sunday all year round at Canewdon Village Hall, and from there head out either on small local routes, or further afield for the more adventurous cyclist. All levels of cyclers are welcome.
John Diaperr has started his own Hockley and Rayleigh Cycle Group Facebook Page, providing a place for local cyclists to meet, chat, and arrange rides here Hockley and Rayleigh Cycling Group
Do you know of a really good local bike shop that carries out cycle repairs or sells new bikes and doesn’t charge the earth? Email me firstname.lastname@example.org or call me Home 01702 200800 or Mobile 07790 200800
Security tags with electronic chips are implanted in the frame of your bike, are fitted in minutes, and ensure it’s far more likely for your bike to be returned to you in the event of a theft.
There are lots of bike tagging events comming up. For details visit Rochford Council Matters Online website