This ride has now passed.
Thanks to everyone who came along to take part in the Tour de Tendring bike ride on Sunday May 19th. The weather was absolutely brilliant - a day of sunshine inbetween lots of grey damp days so it was a fantastic day for everyone involved and there were over 1200 people taking part raising money for their chosen charities. The photos from the event are online here:
Come and join us on the hugely popular Tour de Tendring bike ride to raise money for charity. You can cycle on one of three circular routes around the picturesque district of Tendring - perfect cycling country with quiet roads, low hills and views to the sea.
All routes start and finish in Dovercourt - the long route visits the classic seaside resort of Clacton on Sea, famous for its Pier, St Osyth, and Great Bentley which has the biggest village green in England. The routes rejoin in Great Oakley, mentioned in the Domesday Book, before the finish where you can unwind with refreshments, entertainment, and a swimming pool!
The 6 mile family ride is mostly traffic free as it passes through the historic town of Harwich (including Britain's oldest cinema!) up to the coast, passing three lighthouses on the way back to Dovercourt.
|Start||Dovercourt Swimming Pool, Wick Lane, Dovercourt, Harwich CO12 3TS|
|Finish||Dovercourt Swimming Pool, Wick Lane, Dovercourt, Harwich CO12 3TS|
|Distance||6, 20 or 60 miles|
|Challenge Rating||Long Route
Short Route |
|Getting There: Car||A12 to Colchester, then A120, just before Harwich turn right onto B1352 to Dovercourt and then B1414 to Dovercourt Seafront. Ample free parking is available on-site during the day.|
|Getting There: Train||PLEASE NOTE - Due to line works by Greater Anglia Rail on May 19th, the nearest station to the start will be Manningtree which is 12 miles from Dovercourt. Suggested route from Manningtree station here.|
|Start Times||20/60 mile route: 8.30am - 10am 6 mile route: 10am-11am|
|Other Info||Minimum age 14 years on the 60 mile route. Minimum age 12 years on 20 mile route and 9 years on 6 mile route. Cyclists under 16 must be accompanied by an adult over 18yrs.
Road bike / hybrid / mountain bike suitable on all routes.
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||6 mile route - Adult (£6.00)|
6 mile route - Kids (14s and under) (£3.00)
Entry Pack (20 or 60 miles) (£15.00)
Kids Entry (under 14yrs) (£8.00)
Team Entry (6 riders or more / per person) (£14.50)
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