Come and enjoy a great day's cycling and raise vital funds to help end loneliness across Essex by supporting Age UK Essex 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. Come and join us and help Age UK Essex give the friendship and support to those that desperately need help in their daily lives.
‘... 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
|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
ELEVATION INFO (TOTAL CLIMB): 75 mile route 3300ft. / 50 mile route 2230ft. / 25 mile route 1025ft.|
|Getting There: Car||Parking is £2 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.**
GPX routes are available after online booking.
For answers to common queries about our rides, please see our ONLINE FAQs
|Pricing||Children's Entry (14 years and under) (£8.50)|
Entry Pack (£19.00)
Team Entry (6 or more, per person) (£18.50)
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