The Essex Express

June 19, 2021

Long Route

Distance : 165km

Elevation : 1192m

Difficulty :

Medium Route

Distance : 109km

Elevation : 746m

Difficulty :

June 19, 2021 : £39

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19th Jun 2021
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Ride Introduction

Ride the Essex Express – a quick 100km or 100mile sportive on the beautiful backroads of Essex. Following large parts of the 2014 Tour stage, this ride is suitable for cyclists of all abilities whether it’s your first sportive or a chance to find a group and smash your fastest century of the season with flat /  rolling terrain on quiet lanes.

Ride Highlights

Ride Highlights

  • One of the Quickest Century Rides in the UK: Choose the 100km or 100 mile route on rolling / flat terrain. Find a nice group to ride with and see the miles fly by.

  • Follow the route of the 2014 Tour: Both routes follow large parts of stage 3 from the 2014 Tour, look out for the monuments of that day.

  • Ride the quiet Essex lanes: Just outside the M25 but a real gem of English cycling, the Essex lanes are quiet, picturesque and ideal for a great day's riding.

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Long Route 165km 1192m 2/5
Medium Route 109km 746m 1/5

What's Included

Private Feed Stop

Feed stops every 40km

Mechanic

Support at start & on route

Sign-Posted Route

Fully signed route & GPX file

Timing Chips

Timing chips & Strava segments

Ride Marshalls

Supporting you on the ride

After Party

Food & drink at finish

A fast & relatively flat century ride
Follow stage 3 of the Tour from 2014
Quiet country lanes on rolling terrain

The Essex Express

Ride the Essex Express – a quick 100km or 100mile sportive on the beautiful backroads of Essex. Following large parts of the 2014 Tour stage, this ride is suitable for cyclists of all abilities whether it’s your first sportive or a chance to find a group and smash your fastest century of the season with flat /  rolling terrain on quiet lanes.

Ride Details

Start Time : From 8am

Finish time : Cut off 6pm

Location : Ongar

What’s Included

  • GPX Files & Sign Posted Route
  • Regular Feed Stops and Mechanical Support
  • Ride marshalls on the route to support you
  • Post ride beers & food available
  • Finishers medal

Route Notes

Select Route:

Ride Rules

Riders should have water bottles, the route downloaded, suitable clothing & a bike in good condition. Helmets at all times are mandatory. We will email you Covid protocols  before the ride depending on the laws and guidelines at the time.

We are lucky enough to ride in beautiful places. We have a zero tolerance litter policy – there will be bins at each feed stop so please leave the area as you found it. Please be respectful of local drivers, riders, walkers etc. This is their home, we are just there to ride our bikes. On the ride, look after other cyclists. On narrow lanes & busy sections, don’t ride two a breast. No half wheeling. Take extra caution on the descents – the nature of these rides are that they will be full of tough climbs and technical descents. We will run through the major hazards before the ride but it is your responsibility to ride to your level. By signing up for this ride, you need to be in suitable physical shape for the ride.

What's Included

GPX Files & Sign Posted Route

Regular Feed Stops and Mechanical Support

Ride marshalls on the route to support you

Post ride beers & food available

Finishers medal

  • Introduction
  • Ride Details
  • Route Notes
  • Key Climbs
  • Feed Stops
  • Ride Rules