Forty Plus Cycling Club
Southend  (Essex) Section

Section Secretary: Graham Kirby 07526 501629  


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 18 September 2018

The Viper, Mill Green via Butts Green Garden Centre, Sandon

Thursday 20 Septenber 2018 

The Prince of Wales, Great Totham via Bunsay Golf Club, Woodham Walter

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Riders on the way to Witham March 2018 picture by Steve Rose.

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

Rides for September 2018

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
  4 Hatfield Peverel, Peartree Pantry Kelvedon, The Railway Tavern TL865 192
11 Bicknacre, White Elm Garden Centre Goldhanger, The Chequers TL084 908
18 Sandon, Butts Green Garden Centre Mill Green, The Viper TL640 019
25Hatfield Peverel, D's Diner Youngs End, The Green Dragon TL740 196


Runs Leader Peter Wotherspoon 07899 032753

Date Elevenses Lunch Grid Ref
 6 Great Baddow, The Glass House Maldon, The Queens Head TL 857 068
13 Little Baddow, Paper Mill Lock Coggleshall, The Woolpack TL 850 226
20 Woodham Walter, Bunsay Golf Club Great Totham, The Prince of Wales TL 844 123
27 Writtle, Lordship Tea Rms Hatfield Peverel, The Duke of Wellington TL 794 112

Changes in Bold

Pot holes

If you want to report a pot hole to Essex Highways you can contact them on their website

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

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