Lunch stop
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Wickham Bishops

Forty Plus Cycling Club
Southend  (Essex) Section

Section Secretary: Graham Kirby 07526 501629  

email: 40plussouthend@gmail.com


Riders from the Southend Section of the Forty Plus Cycling Club meet, on Tuesdays and Thursday, in Rayleigh High Street at the top of Crown Hill and join others at the Rettendon Roundabout (the old Turnpike) and at an elevenses stop. As well as the Southend area we have riders from other places in Essex such as Hadleigh, Benfleet, Woodham Ferrers, Cold Norton, Burnham on Crouch, Wickford, Basildon, Billericay, Chelmsford, Danbury, Canvey Island and Writtle. We stop for lunch usually at an Essex pub. Details of the runs can be seen by following the links above. Some riders come with us only part of the way.

New members are welcome. The Section Secretary, Graham Kirby, pictured to the right, will be pleased to hear from you. For more information follow the Joining link on the Fortypluscc website

The week's rides

Tuesday 26 September 2017

Wickham Bishops, The Chequers via Sandon, Butts Green Garden Centre

Note: Change of lunch venue

Thursday 28 September 2017 

Hatfield Peverel, The Duke of Wellington via Writtle, Lordship Tea Rooms

Click the box above the map for a larger version.

The Semaine Federale 2017 on 


Joe Monk at the Semaine Federale 2017

This picture of Joe Monk and forty other photographs, mostly taken by him at the 2017 Semaine Federale, can be seen on the Southend Section facebook page. If you ride with the Southend Section and would like to see more pictures, videos, run reports and other contributions from members contact Peter W for access to our facebook page.

Requirements for joining: paid up member of Forty-Plus and at least one completed Tuesday or Thursday ride with the Southend Section.

Tour de France 2014, Felsted, Essex


Pictures taken  on 7 July 2014 when the Tour passed through Felsted, Essex are here

Stow Maries Aerodrome 2013

Stow Maries aerodrome

Pictures taken at the aerodrome by Peter C  in 2013

Semaine Federale 2013

View photographs by Colin W,  Robert M. and Peter C

Rayleigh Review November 2014 

Article regarding Southend Section in Rayleigh review

Semaine Federale 2017

Riders of the Southend Section riding towards the official photographer at the Semaine Federale in August 2017. Click to enlarge

Tour of the Netherlands May 2017

Netherlamds 2017

Click  Here for Photographs taken by Peter Cubley

Rides for September 2017

Unless otherwise stated runs start at 9.30 at the top of Crown Hill Rayleigh or at Rettendon turnpike at 10.00 am, you choose.


Date Elevenses Lunch Grid Ref
    5 Maldon, Crystal CafeTillingham, Fox & Hounds TL994 037
  12Chelmsford, Hylands House Stebbing, Andrewsfield, Airfield TL688 247
  19 Margaretting Tye, The Saddlery Marden Ash, The Stag TL552  021
  26 Sandon, Butts Green Garden Centre Wickham Bishops, The Chequers TL849 130


Runs Leader Peter Wotherspoon 07899 032753

Date Elevenses Lunch Grid Ref
    7 Great Baddow, The Glass House Maldon, The Queens Head TL 857 068
  14 Little Baddow, Paper Mill Lock, Cafe Coggleshall, The Woolpack 91 Church Street TL 850 226
  21 Woodham Walter, Bunsay Downs Great Totham, The Prince of Wales TL 844 123
  28 Writtle, Lordship Tea Rooms Hatfield Peverel, The Duke of Wellington TL 794 112

Changes in bold

Semaine Fédérale Dijon August 2016

Pictures taken by Peter Cubley are here

Semaine Fédérale Albi August 2015

Picturetaken by Keith at Albi are here

Shropshire May 2015

Photographs taken by Peter Cubley when riders from the Southend Section stayed at Ironbrige for a week are here

Krakow to Berlin, September 2014

Part one of an album of the journey, covering Krakow to Oświęcim, is now online Photographs by Peter C, Colin W and John H, mostly by Peter.

Forty Plus CC Southend,
27 Nov 2014, 08:37
Colin Waller,
29 Aug 2017, 05:16