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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 16 Jul 2017

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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. We hope you enjoyed it!
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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.

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
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.06:25 – dep. Hockley 06:36 – dep. Rayleigh 06:44 – arr. Stratford 07:22
PLEASE NOTE: TRAIN 1 WILL NOT STOP AT ROCHFORD

TRAIN 2 – dep. Southend Vic.06:33 – dep. Rochford 06:42 – dep. Rayleigh 06:53 – arr. Stratford 07:34
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 West Ham / Limehouse (nearest stations for Victoria Park) will run at:

05:40 Shoeburyness - Southend Central @ 05:49 - arr. W Ham 06:34
06:04 Shoeburyness - Southend Central @ 06:13 - arr. W Ham 07:15
06:10 Shoeburyness - Southend Central @ 06:19 - arr. W Ham 07:04
06:40 Shoeburyness - stops Southend Central @ 06:49 - arr. W Ham 07:34
06:57 Shoeburyness - stops Southend Central @ 07:06 - arr. W Ham 08:09

For timetable of c2c Fenchurch St. services please
CLICK HERE

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 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). 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.
PricingEntry Pack (£22.00)
Team Entry (Enter no. required) (£21.50)
Morning Train (for 8am start) (£13.20)

SUPPORT SERVICESRULES OF THE RIDERIDE PREPARATION

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This is an Open Event - your entry fee goes towards the running of the ride.

You can ride 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 collection).

CHARITIES - please click HERE for information about how to get involved and for details of our Open Event fundraising packages.

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