From the East End to Southend!
Starting in Victoria Park, Hackney, we're soon out of the town and onto quieter country roads. Essex will surprise you with its picturesque villages and quiet lanes, winding through through gently rolling countryside. After stops along the way for lunch and tea, we reach the Finish in the pretty gardens of Priory Park, Southend.
Here you can relax and enjoy refreshments, live music, a beer tent and sports massage before making your way home - Southend Victoria railway station is close by.
See the ride:
"I completed the ride with my friend... in five and a half hours without stopping and raised £1170 for the charity !! If you're 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.
|Start||Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets, London E3 5SN|
|Finish||Priory Park, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6NB|
|Distance||52 miles / 65 miles (optional extension via Shoeburyness)|
ELEVATION INFO (TOTAL CLIMB): 1750ft.|
|Getting There: Car||MAIN PARK ACCESS is via Crown Gate on Old Ford Rd. (opposite The Crown public house) E3 5SN.
The START is close to the A102 (M) but parking is 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 from Southend Victoria to get you to London (Stratford) for an 8:00am start - the route to the Start will be signed from there. The trains will also call at Hockley, Rochford and Rayleigh
Tickets for these special services are available for purchase through the Bike Events website.
Times of the special services are:
TRAIN 1 – dep. Southend Vic.06:21 – dep. Hockley 06:32 – dep. Rayleigh 06:40 – arr. Stratford 07:20
PLEASE NOTE: TRAIN 1 WILL NOT STOP AT ROCHFORD
TRAIN 2 – dep. Southend Vic.06:37 – dep. Rochford 06:46 – dep. Rayleigh 06:57 – arr. Stratford 07:36
PLEASE NOTE: TRAIN 2 WILL NOT STOP AT HOCKLEY
Regular service trains depart Southend Victoria at 0615, 0649, 0719 and every 30 mins thereafter, calling at all stations from Southend Victoria to Shenfield, then at Stratford and Liverpool St only.
c2c services stopping at Stratford will run at:
05:48 Shoebruyness - London Liverpool Street (semi-fast)
06:18 Shoeburyness - London Liverpool Street (semi-fast)
07:34 Laindon - London Liverpool Street (all stations except West Horndon)
08:04 Laindon - London Liverpool Street (all stations except West Horndon)
CLICK HERE for the service timetable
IN THE AFTERNOON trains will run every 20 minutes from Southend Victoria taking you and your bike to stations to London Liverpool St. Simply BUY YOUR TICKET AT THE STATION before boarding the train.
Contact Greater Anglia for details of the afternoon services to stations to London Liverpool St. Online timetable available here
|Start Times||7.00am - 9.10am|
|Other Info||At the Start, please access Victoria Park at Crown Gate, off Ford Rd along the south of the park (opposite the Crown pub). Postcode: E3 7DE
START TIMES ARE FOR GUIDANCE AND TO REDUCE POSSIBLE CONGESTION. IF YOU NEED OR WISH TO CHANGE YOUR GIVEN START TIME THERE IS NO NEED TO CONTACT BIKE EVENTS
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 STRONGLY RECOMMENDED 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 of LAST YEAR'S ROUTE available after online booking. Definitive 2017 GPX will be available TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE DAY OF THE RIDE.
|Pricing||Entry Pack (£22.00)|
Team Entry (Enter no. required) (£21.50)
Morning Train (for 8am start) (£13.20)
SUPPORT SERVICESRULES OF THE RIDERIDE PREPARATION