Cycling in Essex

Organised Rides in Essex 2019

We are starting to building up our listing of 2019 organised cycle rides in Essex.

The list will include rides suited to both the less experienced cyclist and the experience sportive rider. If you haven’t been on a charity bike ride – get in training : they’re great fun! But do make sure you and your bike are in reasonable condition on the day!

Some of these rides will have short route options for those who aren’t regular riders. Why not sign up for a few and build up your stamina over the summer and target a longer ride later in the year.


Essex Roads Spring Lambs Sportive
Brentwood Leisure Centre
Sunday 7th April 2019
100km and 150km options. “Both rides take a great loop within the county boundaries of Essex, taking in some beautiful towns and villages along the way.”
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The Boxford Tornado 2019
Boxford Playing Fields, Homefield, Boxford CO10 5PB
Sunday 28th April 2019
“2 routes are available, a 40 mile and a 60 mile route. The routes use predominantly quiet rural roads and travel through the beautiful rolling, tranquil Suffolk countryside.”
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Colne Valley Cycle Ride
Cricket Pitch, Earls Colne Business Park, Earls Colne CO6 2NS
Sunday 28th April 2018
“Choose from the family friendly 3 mile, 20 mile, 50 mile or 80 mile route – there’s something for everyone!”
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Pedal for The J’s 2019
Admirals Park, Chelmsford
Sunday 5th May 2019
Pedal for the J’s, the annual cycle ride returns to Chelmsford for it’s ninth year. With a choice of three circular routes through the beautiful Essex countryside – 15, 35 and 50 miles, this event caters for all abilities.
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Ride for Helen
Crix, Hatfield Peverel
Sunday 19th May 2019 (provisional)
“A fantastic, family-friendly event which offers a choice of cycling routes to suit all capabilities; 6 miles, 15 miles, and new routes for 2019; 30 miles, 50 miles, 65 miles and 90 miles.”
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Tour de Tendring
Dovercourt Swimming Pool, Wick Lane, Dovercourt, Harwich CO12 3TS
Sunday 2nd June 2019
6mile family cycle ride, or 20 or 60miles through some lovely countryside.
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Tour of the Dengie Fun Ride & Cycle Sportive 9th Anniversary
Bradwell Marina, Bradwell Waterside, Essex
Sunday 2nd June 2019
43km and 82km cycle options which run alongside the Big East Triathlon. Only 150 places so book early.
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London to Southend Bike Rike
Lee Valley VeloPark, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Abercrombie Road, London, E20 3AB
Sunday 14th July 2019
52 mile route or a 65 mile route with an extension via Shoeburyness.
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Essex Castle Bike Ride
Castle Park, Catchpool Rd., Colchester, Essex CO1 1YH25
Saturday 20th July 2019
“A great day’s cycling starting in Colchester, the ride offers three beautiful circular routes of 25, 50 or 75 miles, taking you along the quiet country lanes and through the picturesque villages of North Essex.”
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Essex Road Sportive
Secret Nuclear Bunker, Crown Buildings, Kelvedon Hall Lane, Brentwood CM14 5TL
Sunday 28th July 2019
Fun (14mile) Short (36mile) Medium (68mile) Long (101mile) options.
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Essex 100
Colchester Community Stadium, Colchester
Sunday 1st September 2019
39mile, 68mile and 102mile options. Back at the home of CUFC this year.
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