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 23 May 2017

Little Braxted, The Green Man via Bicknacre, White Elms Garden Centre

Thursday 25 May 2017 

Three Elms 

The Three Elms
Chignal St James
Blackmore, Tea Rooms

Click the box above the map for a larger version.


cycling to Danbury May 2017

Riding to towards Danbury on a sunny day in May 2017, picture taken by Steve Rose.

If you ride with the Southend Section and would like to see more pictures 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

Rides for May 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
  2 Blackmore, Tea Rooms Epping, Theydon Oak
  9 Sandon, Butts Green Garden Centre. North Fambridge, The Ferry Boat Inn TL996 008
16 Purleigh, Roundbush Danbury, Cricketers TL779 049
23 Bicknacre, White Elms Garden Centre. Little Braxted, Green Man TL849 130
30 Heybridge Basin, The Cherry Tree Kelevdon,The Railway Tavern TL865 192


Runs Leader Peter Wotherspoon 07899 032753

Date Elevenses Lunch Grid Ref
  4 Maldon, Crystal Cafe, Dutch tour send off. Copford, The Alma TL 927 228
 11 Woodham Walter, Bunsay Downs Littley Green, The Compasses TL 699 173
18  ##Wickford, Alpha Garden Centre Tilbury, the Worlds End TQ 649 753
25 Blackmore, Tea Rooms Chignal St James, Three Elms TL 675 097

Changes in bold

##Late Start 10.00am Rayleigh High Streeet or meet at Cafe. Route will not pass through Rettendon Turnpike

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.

Rayleigh Review November 2014 

Article regarding Southend Section in Rayleigh review

Forty Plus CC Southend,
27 Nov 2014, 08:37