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Winter Bike Rides 2022/23

The Winter Bike Rides take place between end of October and March on Sunday mornings, with the exception of the festive period and when the Sunday Cross Country League events are happening. The Sunday rides are grouped by average speed starting from an average of 14mph upwards and last between 2 and 4 hours, the intensity increasing as we head towards Spring.

They are not coached sessions, but there will be a Group Ride Leader who will plan a suitable route. The actual route for each group will be posted up on the EETC Facebook page on or before the Friday prior to the ride taking place. This will detail the distance, speed and meet location for the ride along with any other relevant information. This gives everyone the opportunity to review and download the route before meeting up on the Sunday.

If you would like to join us on these rides we ask that you first read the important key points for group cycling in the club (on this page)

The rides generally start from Rayleigh or Battlesbridge and this will be announced on Facebook by each group leader during the week leading up to the ride. Map of car parks

Please can all experienced riders and Group Leaders ensure that they have the route for the day on the bike computer in case they are needed to assist and lead at short notice. 

Key points for Group Cycling with East Essex

  1. Helmets are COMPULSORY for all East Essex Cycle Sessions.
  2. Road Traffic regulations state that lights are required when cycling in darkness and twilight - this will be more of an issue in December and January; please ensure that your bike as suitable and adequate lights fitted prior to setting out.
  3. Ensure your bike is in good working order and you carry spare tubes and means to inflate them.
  4. High visibility clothing with reflective material is recommended.
  5. Carry your EETC membership card ensuring emergency contacts are up to date
  6. Carry a fully charged mobile phone and your ride leaders contact details
  7. Have a good breakfast before you start and bring some food/energy drink with you.
  8. To ensure the most effective and safest ride for the whole group, please also familiarise yourself to the more comprehensive guide here.