We are a local friendly cycling club, formed in 2014 by two friends with a love of cycling. The club quickly grew in excess of 100 cyclists in the first year and now boasts almost 200 members – and growing!
Our ethos is to Enjoy the Ride. This means sharing a love of cycling, but we also have a great social aspect. (The weekly pub quiz is a regular feature on the event calendar!)
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The club puts on a number of rides each week, covering a variety of local routes.
Most of our miles are on the quiet back roads of the beautiful Essex countryside, avoiding busy main roads as much as possible. There are groups catering to riders of all paces and abilities and more often than not our cyclists can be found enjoying a post-ride coffee and cake at a local coffee shop.
As well as club rides we also hold club time trials and hill climb events, as well as having a team compete in a local race series.
Our Events & ACTIVITIES
The club encourages members to have a go at challenges with many entering local Sportives such as the London to Southend, The Prudential Ride 100, Etape London. Or further afield, The Kentish Killer, The Chiltern 100, The Dragon Ride in Wales and the Etape du Tour in France – all feature regularly amongst our members.
There have been several events organised by the club or our members ….check out these highlights:
- Hornchurch to Paris – raising thousands of pounds for the club’s chosen charity.
- London to Paris in 24 hours
- Everesting in Essex – A 48 hour non-stop relay to climb twice the height of Everest
- Alps Trip – an annual event for several riders
….and off the road;
- Winter spin classes
- Bike Maintenance workshops
- First Aid courses
- Rider skills & training sessions at local race circuits
- Talk from a local pro rider
We are a very sociable club, with cyclists meeting weekly to attend a quiz night at a local pub, as well as having regular club socials. We also arrange a summer family day and Christmas party.
The club utilises social media and instant messaging to advertise rides, both scheduled and ad-hoc, and for those wishing to commute together into London.
Feel free to come along on two free trial rides, then after that if you’ve enjoyed the Ride, click to join.