Tour de Tendring

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Tour de Tendring
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Join this fun-filled cycling event, the perfect way to spend a May weekend. With a choice of distances ranging from 3 miles to 60 miles and start locations at Harwich and Clacton-on-Sea, you'll be able to take in some of the area's amazing scenery along quiet roads. Come along for the post-race refreshments and entertainment as part of the Tendring Festival.
60 Miles and 20 Miles
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Sun, 19 May 2024
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Harwich, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Low Rd, Dovercourt, Harwich CO12 3TA, UK
Start times
Sunday, 19 May 2024
60 Miles: 8:00 am20 Miles: 8:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Tour de Tendring
60 Miles
20 Miles
Route information
This popular cycling event based in Essex offers a choice of route options in the picturesque district of Tendring. Choose from a 60 mile or 20 mile circular route, or a short, closed-road route at Clacton, and enjoy quiet roads, coastal scenery and some incredible views.
The 60 mile route starts from either Dovercourt in Harwich or Clacton-on-Sea, whilst the 20 mile route starts from Harwich. The 3 mile short route is based entirely in Clacton. Route highlights include St Osyth's historic Martello Tower, the villages of Great Bentley and Great Oakley, and Clacton with its iconic pier.
This event takes place at the same time as the Tendring Festival, so you'll have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments and entertainment at both finish points.
What's included
  • Signed route
  • Marshals
  • Mechanics
  • First Aid
  • Refreshments
How to get there
Low Rd, Dovercourt, Harwich CO12 3TA, UK
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Harwich Start Location: Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles, Wick Lane, Dovercourt, Harwich CO12 3TS
Clacton-on-Sea Location: Hazlemere Park, Lyndhurst Rd., Holland-on-Sea CO15 5HT
By Car
To get to Dovercourt (Harwich), take the A12 to Colchester, then the A120. Just before Harwich, turn right onto B1352 to Dovercourt and then the B1414. You can then follow signs to the parking area next to Dovercourt Swimming Pool. Ample free parking is available on-site during the day.
To get to Clacton-on-Sea, take the A133 to Clacton and continue to the seafront. Turn east on Marine Parade East - Eastcliffe Recreation Ground will be half a mile away on the left. There is ample parking available at the neighbouring Hazelmere Car Park, CO15 5JB.
By Public Transport
Dovercourt Station is approx 1.5 miles from the race start. Please check with the operator regarding carriage of bikes.
Clacton-on-Sea Station is under 2 miles from the Start. Follow the A133 to the seafront and turn east on Marine Parade. The start/finish venue will be on the left.
Event day logistics
08:00 - 09:00 20 mile and 60 mile routes
09:30 3 mile closed-road route starts
Age Requirements
  • 60 mile: 14 years or older
  • 20 mile: 12 years or older
Cyclists under 16 must be accompanied by an adult over 18.
ALL riders aged 17 years or under MUST have a signed parental consent form. The form is emailed to each rider and posted in rider packs with the Ride Guide. Please email the completed form to or bring this to the check-in on the day. 16 and 17 year olds may cycle unaccompanied, but those under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
Participants can use road, hybrid or mountain bikes, which are suitable for both routes.
ALL riders MUST wear a hard-shell helmet. A selection of helmets will be available for purchase on the day.
How old do I have to be to take part in the Tour de Tendring?
60 mile route entrants must be 14 or older and those entering for the 20 mile route should be 12 or older.
What bike should I use for the Tour de Tendring?
Road, hybrid and mountain bikes are suitable for both routes.
Where does the Tour de Tendring start and finish?
The 60 mile route starts from either Dovercourt in Harwich or Clacton-on-Sea, whilst the 20 mile route starts from Harwich. The 3 mile short route is based entirely in Clacton.
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