Club Rides

Redbridge CC Sunday Club Rides List

1st Feb 2015 – 15th March 2015

All Sunday social and non-stop rides normally leave the Redbridge Cycling Centre 09.15 meeting others at Chigwell Row 09.30 UNLESS icy conditions are forecast.  In such cases the rides will either be cancelled or start at 10.00 am to give more time for icy conditions to disappear.

Bronze rides: approximately 35-40 mile long and will return Redbridge Cycling centre approximately 12.30 – 13.30.  Silver rides: vary between 50 – 55 miles will return Redbridge Cycling Centre approximately 14.00 – 14.30 hours.  Occasionally a silver ride might be an all-day ride with a distance approximately 65 – 70 miles returning Redbridge Cycling centre approximately 16.30 hours.  Gold rides are held every Sunday. They are non-stop and will be around 45 – 50 miles around mid-Essex.

Approximate average speeds.  Bronze 12 – 13 mph.  Silver 13 – 15 mph.  Gold 17 – 18 mph.

Sunday 1st  February.   Start Time 09.45 for 10.00 departure.                                       Bronze Ride.   Delimores Café,  Ongar. 35 – 40 miles                                                   Silver Ride.   Long ride to Delimores Café Ongar. 50 miles

Sunday 8th  February.  Normal Start Time (09.00 for 09.15 departure)                   Bronze Ride.    Ingatestone, Pierros café/restaurant, Market Place Ingatestone. 38 miles    Silver Ride.   Café on the Water, Hanningfield Reservoir, CM3 8HX Chelmsford   55 miles.

Sunday 15th February. Normal start time (09.00 for 09.15 departure)                               Bronze Ride.   North Weald Aerodrome. The Squadron Café.  40 miles.                       Silver Ride.  Bretts Buttery White Roding via Sabines Green  Navestock and Norton Heath. Return via Ongar Toot Hill, Stapleford Tawney, Passingford Bridge, Hook Lane, Redbridge Cycling Centre.  50miles.

Sunday 22nd February  Normal start time (09.00 for 09.15 departure)                         Bronze Ride.   Via High Beech and the Gunpowder Park to the Apollo Café Waltham Abbey. Return via Upshire, Ivy Chimneys and Toot Hill. 38 miles                                 Silver Ride. The Shed Coffe House, Sawbridgeworth.  55 miles

Sunday 1st March  Normal start time (09.00 for 09.15 departure)                           Bronze Ride   Short Ride to the Bake House, Cooks Mill Green. 38 miles                             Silver Ride    Long Ride to the Bake House, Cooks Mill Green.  55 miles.

Sunday 8th March Normal start time (09.00 for 09.15 departure)                                       Bronze ride The Mucking Mudlark. A ride across the Essex lowlands to Old Church Hill Laindon onto the café near Mucking at the Thurrock Thameside Nature Park SS17 0RN. 43 miles.  NOTE. This ride will go via Collier Row and NOT Chigwell Row           Silver Ride.    Café on the Lake, Hanningfield Reservoir.  55 miles

Sunday 15th March   Normal start time (09.00 for 09.15 departure)                                  Bronze Ride.  Short ride to Writtle, the café opposite Writtle College. 40 mile
Silver Ride.  Long ride to Writtle, the café opposite Writtle College. 55 miles

Saturday Training Rides.                                                                                                  
40 and (occasionally) 30 mile training rides are held every Saturday Morning, leaving 09.30 from the Cycling Centre. The route is always the same:  Abridge – Toot Hill – Moreton – Fyfield – Willingale – Walls Green – Pigstye Green – Norton Heath – Nine Ashes – Kelvedon Hatch – Navestock – Shonks Mill – Stapleford Abbots – Lamborne End. The 30 mile route cuts out the route north of the A414.   NOTE, these are training rides where, unlike Sunday social rides, we don’t wait for stragglers.

NOTE.  All those taking part in rides must have with them the following:  pump, spare inner tube with valve of the correct length, puncture outfit, tyre levers, lightweight tool kit.  Also make sure you have front and rear lights.


2 thoughts on “Club Rides

  1. Hi I am moving back to wanstead in september and am looking for a friendly group. I would be a novice and wondered how fast your introductory rides would go?



  2. Hi Poorva

    You are very welcome to join us on our next introductory ride, which has now been put back to August 18th. The average speed will be around 12 – 13 mph and we wont leave anyone behind.


    Paul O’Kelly Membership Secretary