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Ware’s Essex

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Wares Cambridge has been one of the most talked about Sportives of recent years, weve decided to apply some of that magic to Essex. Wares Essex? will take place on Sunday the 6th of October.

Weve designed this route so that youll be able to take advantage of some of the great roads that the 2013 TDF took in and experience some beautifully tarmaced surfaces. Whatever the weather throws at us, this route is made for the beginning of Autumn, keeping your motivation high for the coming months.

How to enter the Ware’s Essex

  1. 100 Mile Route

    Bike 100mi
    £25
    Event passed
  2. 70 Mile Route

    Bike 70mi
    £25
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  3. 40 Mile Route

    Bike 40mi
    £20
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  4. Fun 18 Mile Route

    Bike 18mi
    £15
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Ware’s Essex routes

With the autumn months fast approaching, SportiveUK have come up with the perfect way for you to get your last big bike ride on the clock. Whether it’s the Long 100 or the short 40, there’s something for everyone looking to keep those legs moving. Don’t fancy the full Essex 100 loop? There’s the medium distance of 70 miles that will take you as far as Finchingfield, you’ll be able to tuck into the home made flapjacks, cheeses and crackers. There’s even a fun 15 if you’re not quite up to the 40.

All routes start and finish at Ware, Hertfordshire, where you’ll head out North east through the picturesque villages, and then onto sweeping countryside roads of rural Essex. The fast rolling roads of the 100 will take you out towards suffolk, coming within 5 miles of the county town of Sudbury.

Event Details

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
Raceday Logistics

The event HQ will be manned from 7.15am to 4.30pm.


Long Route Registration will be open from 7.30am.
Medium Route Registration will be open from 8.00am.
Short Route Registration will be open from 8.15am.


Fun 15 Mile Registration will be open from 8.15am.


Long, Medium and Short Route will sign on and collect your pack which will include your timing chip, number and map.

Get your free energy product.

Head to the start line where you will be given a briefing on the route and signs to look out for.

Toilets and changing room facilities are available.


Please do not arrive earlier than your route’s allotted registration time as you will not be able to register earlier.

Long Route

Registration starts from 7.30am onwards, we aim to get you going from 8.00am.

Riders must be on the road by 9.00am.

Approximately 20 riders will go off with 2 minute intervals between each group.


Medium Route

Sign on starts from 8.00am onwards, and we aim to get you going from 8.30am.

Riders on the medium route must be on the road by 9.30am.


Short Route and Fun Route

Sign on starts from 8.15am onwards, and we aim to get you going from 8.45am.

Riders on the short route must be on the road by 10am.

Kit List
There are stops on route where you can refill your bottles and tuck into some food to keep you going. You should however bring spare food and drink as the route is rural and may not be near shops.

Wearing a helmet is compulsory. Failing to do so will result in refused entry.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I receive my race pack for the Ware’s Essex?
Race packets for the Ware's Essex events will be picked up on the day of the event. Registration is at 7:30AM for the Long Route, 8:00AM for the Medium Route, and 8:15AM for the Short and Fun Routes. Please do not arrive earlier than your routes allotted registration time. You will not be able to register earlier.
What facilities are available for the Ware's Essex?
Toilets and changing rooms are available for all participants and guests.
At what time does the Ware’s Essex start?
The Ware's Essex event will start at 8AM. The Long Route will begin at 8AM with a rolling wave start. All Long Route riders must be on the road by 9AM. The Medium Route will begin at 8:30AM and all participants must start the course by 9:30AM. The Short and Fun Route will begin at 8:45, and all riders must begin 10AM.
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Ware’s Essex weather forecast

Rain until evening.

17°C
Predicted highs
11°C
Predicted lows
IconHigh chance of rain
IconModerate breeze possible, up to 13mph

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