Welcome to the Redbridge Cycling Club

Don’t forget the Eastern Counties Festival Weekend over the May Day Bank Holiday.
We are required to provide two marshalls, one at Hog Hill on Saturday and one on Monday at High Easter, Alison has already volunteered for the Monday slot, although I’m sure that she could do with some help.
Details of this annual event can be found on the ECCA website. Click on 2014 diary.
A team of three is required for most events. Contact Trevor if you wish to enter or help at any event. The closing date for entries for most of the events is 18th April 2014.

Look no further! The Redbridge Cycling Club has been based in this area since 1972 and  we welcome new members. We are now based and are working in partnership with Redbridge Cycling Centre at Hog Hill in Hainault.

Tuesday 22nd April 2014.  Social Evening North Weald Village Hall 8.30 pm.
Monday 28th April 2014. Redbridge Cycle Centre 8.00 – 10.00 pm.  Preceeded by group riding training on the cycle circuit. For details see below.

Turbo Training Nights:  Now finished, will restart October 2014.
Group Riding Practice.  Monday 28th April. Redbridge Cycling Centre 6.30 – 7.45 pm.

RAtherton2We have weekly Sunday Rides all year and on occasional weekday evenings in the summer months for social cycling and competitive training. We have a comprehensive Club Time Trial programme providing events from early March to mid-October at varying distances.

The Club promotes Social events and an Annual Dinner, Dance and Prize Presentations in February. Membership details can be found HERE!  

Next Club Rides.   Click on ‘Club Rides’ for details of all forthcoming rides.

IMPORTANT:  It is expected that participants on our club rides wear an approved hardshell helmet. For further information contact Frank Smartt at

Saturday 19th April 2014
40 mile Training Ride. Leave Redbridge Cycling Centre 9.30 am. Return approximately midday.  Contact Paul O’Kelly for more details.
Sunday 20th April 2014. Meet 9.00 am for 9.15 am departure at Redbridge Cycling Centre
Social Ride: Silver Ride, Long ride to Norton Heath Café, approximately 45 miles. Bronze ride: short ride to Norton Heath Café, approximately 40 miles.
Non-stop ride. for Gold Riders. Meet 9.15 Redbridge Cycling Centre and 9.30 am Chigwell Row. 40 – 45 miles. Return Redbridge Cycling Centre 12.30 pm.

Saturday 26 April 2014
Introductory Ride. 30 miles (approx) ride to Blackmore for a cafe stop then return back to Hog Hill for 12.30. Non-members Welcome. Contact. frank.s@hotmail.co.uk for details. Meet at the centre for 9.15 am

Ladies ride only.. Non-members welcome. 26th April.Meet at the centre for 9.15. 25 miles with a cafe stop in Navestock half way.

Contact Alison at alliwood73@gmail.com for details.

Saturday Morning Mountain Bike Rides in Epping Forest
Meet at the north end of Buckhurst Hill High Street (A121) adjacent the cricket pitch, which if travelling north towards Loughton is on your left after passing the Hawsted turning and immediately before the road begins to drop down a fairly steep hill and two 40mph sign posts. (post code IG9 5SS). Parking available.

Leave 9.00am sharp. 2 – 2 1/2 hours Steady riding mainly on bridle paths and tracks. No ‘mad downhilling’. All riders are expected to wear hard shell helmets.
Ride leader Alan Flutter ( 07799 623989 ). Please contact him before hand if intending to join in the ride.
Forthcoming Events
Third Club 10 mile time trial. Leaden Roding Course E91/10. 11th May 2014.  Organiser: to be announced.
Club 25 mile time trial. 20th April. Writtle – Dunmow and back. Course E9/25.  Organiser,  to be announced.  Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has now had to be cancelled – sorry to disappoint anyone that has been training hard for this event.
Club Tuesday evening 10 mile time trial series – May (at Redbridge Cycling Centre), June (Course E25/11 Hobbs Cross), July (at Redbridge Cycle Centre).  details out soon.
For  further details of our activities please contact Frank Smartt at membership@redbridgecyclingclub.co.uk.or  check the “diary” section for details of all Club functions, rides and races in the current year.