London to Southend

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This mid-summer bike ride from London to Southend promises to be a fantastic celebration of cycling. The picturesque route takes you through quaint villages and rolling countryside to end with music, refreshments, a beer tent and a well-earned medal!
London to Southend
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Sun, 21 Jul 2024
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London, United Kingdom
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Where and when
West Ham Park, Upton Ln, London E7 9PU, UK
Start times
Sunday, 21 Jul 2024
London to Southend: 7:30 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for London to Southend
London to Southend
Route information
Take on this beautiful ride from West Ham Park in Newham, East London to Priory Park in Southend, Essex. The route will take you out of the city onto quieter, country roads, through picturesque villages and the gently rolling countryside.
You'll fly through Noak Hill, Mill Green, South Hanningfield, Battlesbridge and Great Stamford, before reaching Priory Park, where you can expect to find music, refreshments, a beer tent and your finisher's medal.
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What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Fully-signed route
  • Marshals
  • First Aid
  • Refreshments
  • Music
  • Beer tent
  • Packing and postage for race packs
  • Support vehicles
How to get there
West Ham Park, Upton Ln, London E7 9PU, UK
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By Car
The start is 2 miles from Stratford Station and Stratford International Car Park, International Way, London E20 1YY. 24-hour parking costs £6.00. The route to the start will be signed.
There will be no parking at the finish (Priory Park) for riders' vehicles. However, there are two pay & display public car parks near to the finish at University Square and Victoria Shopping Centre.
By Train
Special Bike Events charter trains will run in the morning from Southend Victoria to get you to London (Stratford) for an 08:00 start. The trains will also call at Hockley, Rochford and Rayleigh
Tickets for these special services will be available for purchase through the Bike Events website. These tickets will be valid ONLY on the two charter services running from Southend Victoria.
Bike Events service times:
Train 1
  • 06:24 – Southend Victoria planned for platform 2
  • 06:31 – Hockley
  • 06:38 – Wickford platform 3
  • 07:22 – Stratford platform 10a
Train 2
  • 06:33 – Southend Victoria planned for platform 1
  • 06:37 – Rochford
  • 06:48 – Rayleigh
  • 07:33 – Stratford platform 9
For regular services please check the Greater Abellio website.
In the afternoon, trains will run every 20 minutes from Southend Victoria, taking you and your bike to stations to London Liverpool St. Simply buy your ticket at the station before boarding the train.
Event day logistics
07:30 - 09:10 Start time
*Riders will be released in waves. You can select your preferred start time at checkout.
Age Requirements
All riders must be aged 14 or older on the day of the event. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18 throughout the ride.
Race Packs
Race packs will be sent out via post in the weeks leading up to the event. Postage is included in the price of your ticket.
Are there age requirements for London to Southend?
Yes, all riders must be 14 or older on the day of the event. anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult over 18 throughout the ride.
Is the London to Southend ride hilly?
The total elevation gain is 1750ft. There will be a few decent climbs, but the ride is still suitable for most abilities.
How do I get to the London to Southend ride?
The start at West Ham Park is accessible via Stratford Station and is also accessible by car, with parking available close by. If travelling from Southend, you can book onto one of Bike Events' special chartered services between Southend Victoria and Stratford.
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