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

This weeks rides

Tuesday 24 April 2018

The Swan, Felsted via Peartree Pantry, Hatfield Peverel

Thursday 26 April 2018 

No vacancies on the car assisted ride to Rochester, all places are taken

An alternative ride will start at usual time and meeting places to Bricklayers Arms, Stondon Massey via South Weald, The Wigley Bush Cafe

To find out about alternative ride to Rochester on May 3 contact Peter Wotherspoon 

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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 April 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
   3 Margaretting, The Saddlery Littley Green, The Compasses TL 699 173
 10 Blackmore, Tea Rooms Marden Ash, The Nags Head TL 552 021
 17 Bicknacre, White Elms Garden Centre Little Braxted, The Green Man TL 849 130
 24 Hatfield Peverel, Pear Tree Pantry Felsted, The Swan TL 679 204


Runs Leader Peter Wotherspoon 07899 032753

Date Elevenses Lunch Grid Ref
   5 Hatfield Peverel The Pear Tree Pantry Tollsbury, Yacht Marina TL 967 104
 12 Hatfield Peverel, Ds Cafe Rayne, The Swan TL 732 227
 19 Chelmsford, Hylands Park Black Notley, The Vine TL 767 208
 26 Car assisted ride,
meet Coalhouse Fort 09:15, for 09:45 depart,
11s Gravesend, Promenade Cafe.
Rochester, The Ship Inn TQ 761 711

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

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