Welcome to 40 Plus Essex B West. We are a group of 40 cyclists taking part in social rides in both Essex and Hertfordshire. The rides are guided and informal.
We ride every Thursday with the start point alternating between Harlow Garden Centre (Canes Lane Hastingwood, Harlow CM17 9LD) and Stapleford Abbotts Airfield (Ongar Road, Stapleford RM4 1SJ ). Riders meet at the start venue for coffee from 10.00am with the ride starting at 11.00am. The lunch venues tend to be pubs in Essex or Hertfordshire and are typically between 18 and 24 miles, depending upon the time of year. Average speed is around 10 to 11 miles per hour. Riders either order food from the pub or carry a picnic lunch. Riders will often make their own way home from the pub, although the designated leader will always return to the starting point with those who wish to travel back as a group. Each year we run at least one car assisted ride which allows those who take part to ride in North Essex or Suffolk.
Some members of the group occasionally organise more adventurous rides to other areas, often involving staying away from home. In recent years these have included rides in and around Chester to explore the Black and White villages; to various parts of Suffolk and also London to Paris.
The group welcomes new riders. For more information contact our Section Secretary, John Houghton on 02035836024 or by email at: 40plusEssexB@gmail.com