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Suitable for anyone who enjoys a reasonably active life. The pace is gentle and the terrain flat to undulating. Distances no more than 30 miles (50km).


Suitable for those with slightly more cycling experience. the terrain can be a little hillier than grade 1.5 and distances up to 45 miles (70km).


For the regular and reasonably fit cyclist. The terrain may include some challenging hills and distances up to 75 miles (110km).


These routes require a good level of fitness and stamina and feature challenging inclines and/or a longer time in the saddle. Distances can be up to 100 miles (160km).

THIS IS A SPONSORED CHARITY RIDE. Your entry fee only covers the costs of running the ride so please ask family and friends to sponsor you generously to make a real difference. THANK YOU.
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London to Southend

Sunday 19 Jul 2015

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This ride has now passed.

Many thanks to everyone who took part in the London to Southend bike ride on Sunday July 19th to raise money for The British Heart Foundation. The photos from the event are available to view/purchase here:

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East End to Southend! Starting in Victoria Park, Hackney, we're soon out of the town onto quieter country roads. Essex will surprise you with its quiet lanes through rolling and 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.

Last posting day for pre-registration packs will be Wednesday July 15th (applications received before noon)
Applications received between then and noon on Friday 17th July will be taken to the Start for collection from the Ride Admin tent.
On the day registration will be available and will cost an additional £1.50p over the pre-registration price (£23)



"I completed the ride with my friend... in five and a half hours without stopping and raised £1170 the charity !! If you are 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.

Ride Details
StartVictoria Park, Tower Hamlets, London E3 5SN
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FinishPriory Park, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6NB
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Distance52 miles / 65 miles (optional extension via Shoeburyness)
Challenge Rating ELEVATION INFO (TOTAL CLIMB): 1750ft.
Getting There: CarMAIN 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: TrainTwo 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
In the afternoon trains run every 20 minutes taking you and your bike to Stratford & London, simply buy your ticket at the station.
Contact Greater Anglia for details of afternoon services to stations to London Liverpool St.

PLEASE MEET AT SOUTHEND VICTORIA AT 06:00 TO LOAD BIKES.
Departure times are 06:21 and 06:37.
The 06:21 service will call at Hockley (06:32) and Rayleigh (06:40) ONLY and the 06:37 service will call at Rochford (06:46) and Rayleigh (06:56) ONLY.
PLEASE ARRIVE AT THESE INTERMEDIATE STATIONS IN PLENTY OF TIME TO LOAD.
The route to the start will be signed from Stratford station (where the service terminates).

STRENGTHENED REGULAR SERVICES WILL ALSO RUN IN THE MORNING from Southend Victoria station to take riders to Stratford. Departure times from Southend Victoria / arrival times at Stratford will be:

DEP. ARR.
06:15 07:20
06:45 08:07
07:00 08:20

The cost will be £12.95 - the same as the charter service - and tickets should be purchased at the ticket office on the day

A strengthened service will run in the morning and afternoon from Southend Central but due to scheduled works on the line, TRAINS FROM SOUTHEND CENTRAL WILL STOP AT BARKING (route to the Start NOT signed from there in the morning).
Strengthened services will run from Southend Victoria IN THE AFTERNOON taking riders back to London & stations between. Service departure times will be at 11 MINUTES TO AND 19 MINUTES PAST THE HOUR until 20:19

Please be aware that THERE ARE RESTRICTIONS ON THE CARRIAGE OF BIKES ON CERTAIN UNDERGROUND SERVICES. Please click here to download aTFL map showing which services/stations permit the carriage of non-folding bikes and any time restrictions applying

For answers to common queries about our rides, please see our ONLINE FAQs
Start Times7.00am - 9.10am
Local Infowww.visitlondon.com
www.visitsouthend.co.uk
Other InfoAt the Start, please access Victoria Park at Crown Gate, off Ford Rd along the south of the park - opposite the Crown pub E3 5SN

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 required 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 are available after online booking.
PricingEntry Pack (£21.50)
Team Entry (Enter no. required) (£21.00)

SUPPORT SERVICESRULES OF THE RIDERIDE PREPARATION

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As the nation's heart charity, we invest in pioneering research, support and care for heart patients and provide vital information to help reduce the risk of dying prematurely from a heart or circulatory related illness. By taking part in this ride we can beat heart disease together.

This is a fun ride to, it's not a race. Your entry fee only covers the costs of running the ride so please ask your friends and family to sponsor you and help raise much-needed funds for the work of the BHF THANK YOU

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