Forty Plus Cycling Club: Mid Essex Tuesday Section

Section Secretary: Roger Perry Tel. 01277 658030 email

A Tuesday lunch at Cressing

Group outside pub
Well fed and ready to hit the road

Welcome to the web pages of the Mid Essex Tuesday section of the 40+ Cycling Club.

Our rides on Tuesdays are usually around the lanes of Essex.

Rides start at Writtle duck pond or Sandon church and head into all corners of Essex – sometimes dipping into Hertfordshire and Suffolk. Free car parking is available at both start locations. We stop for 30 minutes at 11 am at one of the many cyclist friendly cafes on our list.  The lunch stop is at 1 pm. An hour later will head towards our final stop of the day for afternoon tea. Current participants are mostly from the Chelmsford/Billericay areas but we also have riders from Harlow and Sawbridgeworth who sometimes join us at elevenses and stay with us through lunch. Distances between stops are approximately 17 miles

Group riding numbers vary considerably depending on weather and our destination. However, we rarely have less than six riders at the start and have had as many as 12/13 riders at lunch. We have a nucleus of ten fairly regular riders, plus another six or so occasional supporters. We hope these numbers will increase as more people know about us.

For more information contact our Section secretary, Roger Perry on 01277 658030 or by email to See our rides list for more details.

The Essex Tour – Hosted by Essex A and Mid-Essex     Thursday 6th July.    Start between 9.30am and 10.30am.  Event closes at 6pm.

All members of the Forty Plus are invited to take part in this annual event.  Starting and finishing at the Bricklayers Arms, Stondon Massey, CM15 0EQ, the 100K route will be familiar to those who have ridden the event prior to 2016.

This year there will not be an entry fee but we ask that you obtain a registration / ICE form, complete it and bring it with you to the start.  This will be available soon, together with a GPS file for your navigation device and a route sheet locating available refreshment stops on the ride.  These will be sent to you when you register your interest to ride. Please contact Roger Perry (email -

Refreshments will be available to purchase at the pub before and after the ride.  There are no official refreshment stops as in previous years.

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

The route may now be viewed on Strava by entering ‘Essex Tour 2017’ into the activity search.