Forty Plus Cycling Club: Essex A Section
Section Secretary: Chris Mills   Tel. 01245 442644  Email:

Welcome to the Essex ‘A’ Section home page. We’re a friendly and supportive group and have plenty of fun together. Our Thursday rides are based in central Essex and cover the lanes of most of Essex and parts of Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Kent and even London. As well as the regular rides we have a summer fun ride and a Christmas lunch.

Thinking of joining us? Here’s some stuff you might like to know………We meet at a different café each week for 11’s and at this point we split into two different groups, both riding to the same pub for lunch. The ‘Tourists’ ride about 25 miles, sometimes more in summer, and typically average around 12,5 mph. The ‘A Plus’ group typically average 15 mph and cover 30 miles or more to lunch. In the afternoon we do around 15 miles to afternoon tea at a different café chosen by the leader on the day. Most members ride from home to the start and back home again from tea.

Each group has a leader so you won’t have to worry about the route. Don’t bother about getting left behind, we will always wait and if you have a bike problem there’s always somebody to give you a hand. You could make the day easier by going home directly from lunch or by driving to the start and riding back to your car later, there’s lots of options. For a better feel for what we do please look at our newsletter section and read the ride reports.

So if you’d like to try riding with us you’ll be welcome, contact the secretary Chris Mills on 01245 442644 or at, or just turn up at one of the starts and make yourself known.

See our rides list for more details.

The Essex Tour – Hosted by Essex A and Mid-Essex

BREAKING NEWS -Route sheet and GPX file for your navigation device now available.

All members of the Forty Plus are invited to take part in the Essex Tour on Thursday 5thth July.  Starting and finishing at the Bricklayers Arms, Stondon Massey, CM15 0EQ, the 100K (62 mile) route is a shorter version of the 2016 ride.

The event is free to enter for members and their guests but we ask that you obtain a registration / ICE form, complete it and bring it with you to the start. 

Refreshments will be available to purchase at the Bricklayers before and after the ride.  There are no official refreshment stops but the route will pass cyclist friendly cafes and public houses.

A registration form will be available by mid-June, toge

ther with a GPS file for your navigation device and a route sheet.  These will emailed to you after you have registered your interest for the event. Please contact Roger Perry (email - )

If you prefer, you can obtain a route sheet and registration form by sending an S.A.E to Roger Perry, 14 Second Avenue, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9PR

 Photo taken at The Snug Cafe  High Easter