Cycling in Essex

Organised Rides in Essex 2018

We are starting to building up our listing of 2018 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.


Pedal for The J’s 2018
Admirals Park, Chelmsford
Sunday 15th April 2018
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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Colne Valley Charity Cycle Ride
Earls Colne
Sunday 29th April 2018
“Join us for our 10th Colne Valley Cycle Ride and raise money for your local Air Ambulance. This year we are introducing a brand new 80 mile route, which includes part of the ‘Tour de France,’ alongside our 50mile, 20mile and family friendly 3mile route.”
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Tour de Tendring
Sunday 13th May 2018
6mile family cycle ride, or 20 or 60miles.
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Ride for Helen
Crix, Hatfield Peverel
Sunday 13th May 2018
6 miles, 15 miles, 35 miles, 65 miles and NEW 100 miles. Over 1,400 took part last year.
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Tour of the Dengie Fun Ride & Cycle Sportive 8th Anniversary
Bradwell Marina, Bradwell Waterside, Essex
Sunday 13th May 2018
43km and 82km cyle options which run alongside the Big East Triathlon.”
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2018 Mersea May Sportive
Mersea Island
Sunday 20th May 2018
“Velo Club Oyster’s 4th annual Sportive ride, with distances of 60km, 100km and 160km.”
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Tour of Essex
Redbridge Cycling Centre, Forest Road, Ilford IG6 3HP,
Sunday 20th May 2018
“42, 72, and 110 mile routes that utilise many of the same spectacular roads as the Tour de France took in 2014.”
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Essex Castle
Saturday 30th June 2018
“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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Southend Bikeathon
Sunday 8th July 2018
“Southend Bikeathon is a summertime cycling event organised by the Bloodwise Southend Branch to fund vital research into blood cancer.”
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Essex Road Sportive
Secret Nuclear Bunker, nr Brentwood
Sunday 15th July 2018
“14m fun ride, 36m 68m and 101m options for the more serious cyclists.”
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London to Southend Bike Ride
Lee Valley VeloPark, Queen Elizabeth Park to Southend
Sunday 22nd July 2018
52miles (or 65 with an optional loop via Shoeburyness).
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Essex 100
Central Park Chelmsford
Sunday 2nd September 2018
“40, 60 and 101 mile options”
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Foulness Island Bike Ride
Foulness Island
Sunday 9th September 2018
“A unique chance to cycle around Essex’ best kept secret owned by The MoD and fund-raise for a charity of YOUR choice.”
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Holmes & Hills Charity Bike Ride
Sunday 9th September 2018
Fundraising cycling event raising money for Age UK Essex and Braintree & Bocking Public Gardens Trust. 3 routes to choose from: 11, 26 and 53 miles
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Cycle for Life
Farleigh Hospice
Sunday 16th September 2018
20k, 50k or 100k route options.
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The Essex Roads Autumn Leaves Sportive
Brentwood Leisure Centre
Sunday 23rd September 2018
100km and 150km options for the serious cyclists amongst you.
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