This ride has now passed.
Thanks to all the riders who took part in the London to Southend bike ride on Sunday to raise money for the BHF. It was a beautiful warm sunny day and the event was a huge success with just over 800 people signing up on the day! The pictures from the ride are available here:
Starting in Victoria Park, East London, we're soon out of town and after stops along the way for lunch and tea, we reach the Finish in the pretty gardens of Priory Park, Southend where you can relax and enjoy refreshments, music and sports massage before making your way home - Southend Victoria railway station is close by.
ON THE DAY REGISTRATION AVAILABLE - ON THE DAY FEE: £20
PLEASE NOTE: START TIMES ARE OPTIONAL AND ARE THERE TO REDUCE CONGESTION. IF YOU WISH OR NEED TO CHANGE YOUR START TIME THERE IS NO NEED TO CONTACT BIKE EVENTS.
FOR FULL INFORMATION REGARDING TRANSPORT & CAR PARKING PLEASE SEE BELOW
"My friend from Cycle Southend was going on a 20 mile bike ride and said I could borrow her bike, I found myself saying yes, and on the day i felt sick in my stomach and did not want to do it. Not only did I complete 20 miles, I made new friend, and was now hooked on cycling!! I quickly went and bought my own bike and started to cycle every day, and I absolutely love it!! As for 60 miles, I completed it with my friend... in five and a half hours without stopping and raised £1170 the charity !! If you are not sure if cycling is for you, give it a go, you have nothing to lose and so much to gain, my fitness level is so much better and I am looking a lot leaner. Once you have your bike, its a free hobby." L. W.
|Start||Victoria Park, London|
|Finish||Priory Park, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6NB|
|Distance||52 miles (approx)|
|Getting There: Car||The START is close to the A102 (M) but parking is VERY LIMITED. For details of public car parks near the START (Victoria Park) please follow this link
There is limited car parking at the FINISH (Priory Park) and for details of public car parks near to the FINISH please follow this link
|Getting There: Train||Two special Bike Events charter trains will run IN THE MORNING ONLY from Southend Victoria to get you to London for an 8:00am start. The trains will also call at HOCKLEY, ROCHFORD AND RAYLEIGH ONLY. Please note that ONLY TICKETS SOLD BY BIKE EVENTS WILL BE VALID ON THE TWO SPECIAL CHARTER SERVICES. GREATER ANGLIA SEASON TICKETS WILL NOT BE VALID ON THESE SERVICES.
PLEASE MEET AT SOUTHEND VICTORIA AT 06:00 TO LOAD BIKES. Departure times 06:30 and 06:37. The 06:30 service will call at Hockley (06:41) and Rayleigh (06:50) ONLY and the 06:37 service will call at Rochford (06:46) and Rayleigh (06:58) ONLY. PLEASE ARRIVE AT THESE INTERMEDIATE STATIONS IN PLENTY OF TIME TO LOAD. The route to the start will be signed from Stratford station (where the service terminates).
STRENGTHENED REGULAR SERVICES WILL ALSO RUN IN THE MORNING from Southend Victoria and Southend Central stations to take riders to Stratford AND IN THE AFTERNOON TO TAKE RIDERS BACK to Liverpool Street and stations en route.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL TICKETS FOR THE SPECIAL CHARTER TRAINS HAVE NOW SOLD OUT. Riders are advised to use regular services from Southend Victoria and Southend Central stations - tickets can be purchased at the stations on the day. Please contact operators (Greater Anglia and c2c) for times.
National Rail Enquiries: 08457 48 49 50
|Start Times||7.00am - 9.10am|
|Other Info||Minimum age 14 years. Riders under 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult rider over 18.
Road bike / hybrid / mountain bike suitable.
All riders are required to wear a helmet. A selection of helmets will be available for purchase on the day
** We recommend that all riders have both bike and personal liability insurances as we cannot be held responsible for damage, loss or theft of your bike or personal items or personal liability.**
|Pricing||Entry Pack (£19.75)|
Team Entry (6 or more, per person) (£19.00)
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