This ride has now passed.
Thanks to all the riders who took part in the Essex Castle bike ride on Saturday to raise money for the Colchester Hospitals Charity. It was a warm day and thankfully the rain held off and the event was a huge success with over 700 people taking part on the day. The pictures from the ride are available here:
New routes for 2013!
Come and enjoy a great day's cycling and raise money for charity at the same time.
Starting in Colchester, the ride offers three beautiful circular routes of 25, 50 or 75 miles, taking you along the quiet country lanes and through the picturesque villages of North Essex.
‘... 75miles today with the #EssexCastles by @BikeEventsTeam . Absolutely brilliant and well organised event! Awesome ride :)’ C.J
‘Absolutely fantastic ride today - did the 75 (eventually!). So well signed ...and amazing route. Thanks’ O.W
‘thanks for your great organisation of Essex Castle bike ride. Great route!’ M.R
To view why any sponsorship raised is so important to the Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust please watch this short film: click here
|Start||Kings Head Meadow, Catchpool Rd. (off Cowdray Ave.) Colchester, Essex CO1 1YH|
|Finish||Kings Head Meadow, Catchpool Rd. (off Cowdray Ave.) Colchester, Essex CO1 1YH|
|Distance||25, 50 or 75 miles|
|Challenge Rating||Long Route
Short Route |
|Getting There: Car||Parking is £1 all day - buy in advance to avoid queues on the day - please follow our signs to parking area.|
|Getting There: Train||Colchester central train station is just half a mile away from the start. Please check with operator regarding carriage of bikes.
National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484 950
|Start Times||8.00am - 10.00am at a time to suit you|
|Other Info||Minimum age 12 on the 25 mile, 14 on the 50 mile and 16 on the 75 mile. Cyclists under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 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||Children's Entry (14 years and under) (£8.00)|
Entry Pack (£17.50)
Team Entry (6 or more, per person) (£17.00)
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