Essex Season Ender

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Essex Season Ender
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Take on this incredible autumnal sportive, with a route weaving through the beautiful Essex countryside. With 42 mile and 72 mile distances on offer, this event caters for both cycling novices and experienced athletes. Come for the spectacular views and the quiet country lanes.
72 Mile Route and 42 Mile Route
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Sun, 5 Nov 2023
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Ilford, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Redbridge Cycling Centre, Forest Rd, Ilford, Romford IG6 3HP, UK
Start times
Sunday, 5 Nov 2023
72 Mile Route:
7:30 am |
42 Mile Route:
8:30 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Essex Season Ender
72 Mile Route
42 Mile Route
Route information
This is the perfect way to close out your cycling season and maintain your form over winter. The route for this Season Ender will allow riders to enjoy the stunning countryside with as few junctions and crossings as possible to ensure your pace isn't interrupted.
Beginning at Redbridge Cycling Centre, this event offers two amazing routes that head northeast onto quiet country roads. Riders tackling both courses can expect hills such as Hoe Lane, flatter sections and incredible views.
42 Miles
This route caters to novice cyclists, so this is ideal for those looking to enter their first sportive. This follows the long route for 21 miles, before heading west and rejoining the others at Moreton. Riders will take on Hoe Lane and complete a final 1k loop of the closed track at the Cycling Centre.
72 Miles
The 72-mile option takes participants out further into the Essex countryside, taking in charming villages including Doddinghurst, Willingale and Good Easter before turning towards High Roding. The route then goes south towards Hatfield Heath, Epping and Toot Hill. It then rejoins with the short route cyclists to take on Hole Lane and tackle the closing 6 miles, finishing at the Cycling Centre.
This route is suitable for more experienced riders, with a few more challenging hills!
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What's included
  • Event HQ with facilities
  • Plenty of parking
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Well-stocked feed stations
  • Free energy drink and snacks
  • Online web results
  • Mechanical support
  • Emergency support
  • Event photography
  • Pick-up wagon
How to get there
Redbridge Cycling Centre, Forest Rd, Ilford, Romford IG6 3HP, UK
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By Car
The event HQ is minutes away from the A12 between Wanstead and Brentwood. It is a 1-hour drive from central London and a 39-minute drive from Chelmsford.
By Public Transport
Redbridge Cycling Centre is easily accessible by public transport.
The closest tube station is Hainault, which is located on the Central line. From Hainault Station, it is a 35-minute walk to the event HQ. Alternatively, you can catch the 247 bus from the station towards Romford Station, alighting at Fowler Road, and walking the 10 minutes to HQ.
The closest mainline station is Chadwell Heath, which has regular services to London Paddington and Shenfield. From Chadwell Heath station, you can walk to Chadwell Heath Lane and get on the 362 bus towards Grange Hill, alighting at Forest Road. From there, it's a 6-minute walk to the Redbridge Cycling Centre.
Event day logistics
07:30 Event HQ and registration opens
07:30 72 mile start waves begin
08:30 72 mile start waves end
08:30 42 mile start waves begin
09:30 42 mile start waves end
Feed Stations
There are stops along the route where you can refill your bottles and have snacks to keep you going. However, please bring some spare food and drink to keep you going in between the feed stations.
Toilets and Changing Facilities
Toilets and changing facilities will be available at the Cycling Centre.
Wearing a helmet is compulsory - failing to do so will results in refused entry.
Can I get public transport to the start of the Essex Season Ender?
Yes, Chadwell Heath station is very close and provides regular services to/from London.
At what time does the Essex Season Ender start?
The start waves for the 72 mile route start at 07:30, and the start waves for the 42 mile route start at 08:30.
Do I need to wear a helmet to participate in the Essex Season Ender?
Yes wearing a helmet is compulsory and you will be prevented from entering without one.
Can I hire a bike at the Essex Season Ender?
You must bring your own bike for the event.
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SceneryStunning scenery
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
ShoeFlatGood for beginners
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