Racing, Time Trials and Sportives

Open and Club Time Trials

The Redbridge C.C., based at The Redbridge Cycling Centre (Hog Hill) , organises a number of Club Time Trials at 10 and 25 miles, mostly in the Leaden Roding area from February to October, and eight Evening Events at 10.4 miles using a circuit that starts and finishes in the Coopersale area. (Entries for Evening Events close seven days prior to the event).

The Club has Annual Trophies at all distances from 10 miles to 12 hours. Riders qualify for events at 10 and 25 miles by riding our Club events. Riders wishing to qualify for Trophies and Competitions at 30, 50 and 100 miles and 12 hours need to enter CTT Open and Association Time Trials listed in the CTT National Handbook.

For further details, please contact:

Trevor Benson

6 Lowshoe Lane, Collier Row, Romford, Essex, RM6 5TR.
Tel: 01708 723897  Email:  

Open Road Racing
Graham Rudd contested the final sprint in a recent evening race gaining 6th place a fraction of a second behind the winner,  It was the penultimate race of a series of races on the Dunton circuit promoted by the Ford CC.
Graham performed well throughout the race, working well both on the front and in the bunch. He gave it a go to get a prime lap, but not wanting to burn himself out backed off, and came second. With two laps to go, he noticed Ryan Savage (Crest CC) try for a break, and Graham jumped across, and together that held a few seconds lead into the final lap. After some indecision from the peloton, it organised itself on the final hill to chase them down. Graham tucked himself back into the bunch once caught, and was able to contest the sprint.

Road Racing Promoted by British Cycling (BC)
By virtue of the Club’s Membership of British Cycling (B.C.), all Club Members who affiliate to British Cycling (current cost Gold £64.00, Silver £36.00 or Bronze £13.50,) can take out a Racing Licence (current cost £32) and then enter British Cycling events on the Road or Closed Circuits.

Day Licences are usually available at an event for both British Cycling Members and Non members.
Regional A/B: Non Member £10. Bronze Member £10; Silver Member £5; Gold Member £5.
Regional C+ and C: Non Member £10. Bronze Member £5; Silver Member (Free); Gold Member (Free).
Go Race: Non Member £5. Bronze Member (Free); Silver Member (Free); Gold Member (Free).
Youth: Non Member £1.50. Bronze Member £1; Silver Member £1; Gold Member £1.

Road Racing for Veterans (Men and women over 40 years of age).  The LVRC (League of Veteran Racing Cyclists) promote road races both on the open road and circuits throughout the year.  If you are interested in competing in these event you must be a member of the LVRC (go to their website). LVRC events coming up soon are:

27th April Paul Simon Homes RR from Thaxted, 4th May Braintree Velo Spring RR, Victoria CC/Ciclos Uno RR on 18th May. If you are interested contact Chris Eschle our road race secretary.

Fancy riding any of the following sportives.  James Carranante is planning to ride some of them.

1. Essex Roads Spring Lambs 6th April..100 miler
2. Wiggle Cobbler Sportive in Northampton 23rd March .. a
flat ride good for wheelsucking practice!
3. London Phoenix Easter Classic 54km or 115 km. starts at
Fairlop Waters
3. Basildon Rotary Club Bike Ride 18 May…35 or 70 miles
4. Dunwich Dynamo 12th July. Night ride from Victoria Park London to Dunwich on the Suffolk coast. 120 miles
5. London to Cambridge 27th July 60 miles and back
6. Essex Roads Autumn Leaves 21st September

Contact James or Paul O’Kelly if you are interested in riding any of them (or any other sportives for that matter)

….. and there’s another organisation that promotes road racing on closed road circuits. The League International promote a number of events during the year. Go to their website for more details.

The Club has Trophies for the Junior Champion, Senior Champion and Veteran Champion.

Points are accumulated for placings in events throughout the summer season.

For further details, please contact our road race secretary Chris Eschle.

Trevor Benson

6 Lowshoe Lane, Collier Row, Romford, Essex, RM5 2AA
Tel: 01708 723897  Email: