Tour de Tendring

Sunday 24 Jul 2022Dovercourt Swimming Pool, Wick Lane, Dovercourt, Harwich CO12 3TS6, 20 or 60 miles

Come and join us on the hugely popular Tour de Tendring bike ride. You can cycle on one of three circular routes around the picturesque district of Tendring - perfect cycling country with quiet roads, low hills and views to the sea.

All routes start and finish in Dovercourt. The long route visits the classic seaside resort of Clacton on Sea, famous for its Pier, St Osyth, and Great Bentley which has the biggest village green in England. The routes rejoin in Great Oakley, mentioned in the Domesday Book, before the finish where you can unwind with refreshments, entertainment, and a swimming pool!

The 6 mile family ride is mostly traffic free as it passes through the historic town of Harwich (including Britain's oldest cinema!) up to the coast, passing three lighthouses on the way back to Dovercourt.

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Ride Details


Dovercourt Swimming Pool, Wick Lane, Dovercourt, Harwich CO12 3TS


Dovercourt Swimming Pool, Wick Lane, Dovercourt, Harwich CO12 3TS


6, 20 or 60 miles

Challenge rating

Long Route Medium Route Short Route ELEVATION INFO (TOTAL CLIMB): 60 mile route 1285ft. / 20 mile route 520ft.

Start times

20/60 mile route: 8.30am-9.30am 6 mile route: 9.30am-10.30am


Entry Pack (60 miles) (£21.00)
Entry Pack (20 miles) (£20.00)
Team Entry (60 miles) (Enter total no. required. Price per person) (£20.50)
Team Entry (20 miles) (Enter total no. required. Price per person) (£22.50)
Kids Entry (under 14 yrs) (£9.50)
6 mile route - Adult (£7.50)
6 mile route - Kids (under 14 yrs) (£4.50)

Other info

Minimum age 14 years on the 60 mile route. Minimum age 12 years on 20 mile route and 9 years on 6 mile route. Cyclists under 16 must be accompanied by an adult over 18yrs.
Road bike / hybrid / mountain bike suitable on all routes.

It is recommended that all riders 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.

Ride Gradings

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).

Getting here by car

A12 to Colchester, then A120, just before Harwich turn right onto B1352 to Dovercourt and then B1414 and then follows our signs to the parking area next to Dovercourt Swimming Pool. Ample free parking is available on-site during the day.

Getting here by train

Nearest train station is Dovercourt, approx 1.5 miles from the start. Please check with operator regarding carriage of bikes. National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484 950 or

Sorry, no photographer on this ride

You're welcome to raise money for one of the charities below (select when you book online) or for a charity of your choice (contact them after you've booked to arrange sponsorship).

CHARITIES - please contact us for information about how to get involved and for details of our Open Event fundraising packages