Essex Sportives announces its 2016 rides

The Essex Roads Cycling Club through ‘Essex Sportives’ launches its County-based sportives programme for 2016 with new courses and distances. With over 15 years of event management experience this is a club well used to laying on quality events for cyclist of all abilities. The courses – all designed by regular club cyclists offer unparalleled use of minor roads actively seeking out undulating topography to give riders a real challenge.

The first event – the Spring Lambs Sportive on 3rd April 2016 provides one of the earliest season challenges in the area, and for this year a shorter 100 Km route has been added to complement the longer 150 Km for those new to the sportive world. This ride, starting and finishing at the Brentwood Leisure Centre is fully stocked with more food and drink than you’re used to, plus full maintenance and toilet facilities en-route.  

Our second event –
Orchid Cycle Essex on 12th June 2016 is a sportive event run in cooperation with the Orchid Cancer Appeal, and offers rides of 20 and 40 miles plus 75 and 100 mile sportives. This event, now running for 15 years has raised over £300,000 for Orchid. If you would like to help defeat male cancers then this is a sportive ride where you can.

  Our third event – the Autumn Leaves Sportive on 18th September 2016 is another quality event giving you your late-season opportunity to test your hard-earnt fitness gained in the summer. Once again, two routes are on offer at 100 and 150 Kilometres. We again carefully chose the roads used to put you right in the thick of hard riding territory within the County. We finish with our usual hot-food feast where you can relax and recount your days’ experience with your friends.

  Information on rides can be found at Essex Sportives (click on picture)!

Cyclists and Horses
Please see this important Poster.
We’ve also had communication from Sustrans asking us to be understanding in the way we interact with horses ridden on the counties roads. In full recognition and agreement Essex Roads Cycling Club has developed a protocol for its riders to follow so as to reduce the risk of horses becoming frightened by passing cyclists. If you are an Essex Roads Member then please read the Sustrans Code of Conduct and follow our ERCC protocol for passing horses on Essex roads.

Essex Roads Club Kit Sale - still 50% off
To find out more Click here.

Billericay Circular Cycle Ride
In order to bring further leisure cycling to the local area, Essex Roads Cycling Club has recently worked in cooperation with Billericay Town Council to produce a 15 mile cycle route taking in the best sights of the country within the locality. Essex Roads officially cycled the route on Saturday 1st October 2011 after meeting at Billericay train Station. This is a lovely ride, so please try it out!

Bike store discounts
Did you know that by joining Essex Roads Cycling Club you can get generous discounts in some local bike shops! On production of your membership card Herongate Cycles in Herongate will be able to give you very good deals on an array of bikes and equipment, and Momentum Cycles in Brentwood are able to give you 10% off any shop price listed, as well as Yellow Jersey Cycles in Billericay. So, there’s every reason to enjoy your cycling even more with Essex Roads CC.


. . . . . and we are still welcoming new members :-

Have you ever thought just how you might start cycling with a club? Did you know that every Sunday we organise four types of rides: novice, touring, club and training rides so you can pick the distance and speed to suit you best - then graduate to the next group up as you get fitter. We even do early-bird rides on a Sunday starting at sun rise. Everything is possible with Essex Roads!

And we don’t just cycle on-road, we go off-road riding too. Practically every other Saturday we organise off-road rides in all parts of our beautiful county. We also organise off-road and on-road trips and endurance rides. You can experience this too with Essex Roads!

Are you a youngster who is keen to take up cycling – we are a registered British Cycling Go-ride club and can start you off in the right direction.

Are you a more mature rider and have waited long enough to achieve your cycling ambitions – many of our riders are in their 60’s and 70’s and cycle every week!
Are you a lady cyclist – we have many lady members in our club, and families too. All these things are possible with Essex Roads!

How about taking part in a time trial – a race against the clock like they do in the Tour de France? We organise weekly events of this type from April all the way through to August. Have you thought about competing in national time trials along with riders from other clubs – our members take part in many ECCA events each year.

Ever thought of riding a sportive . How about developing your fitness in the dry over the winter – every Wednesday we hold a winter turbo training class right through from October to March to develop your core fitness and cycling techniques. This is happening with Essex Roads!

And in 2016 we are going even further! We’re introducing more member benefits so that you can save even more on your cycling by becoming a member of our rapidly expanding club. We are working on developing more events and expanding our portfolio of activities to appeal to even more cyclists. Above all, we are turning into a cycling club for everyone. Come and meet us and we will turn you into the cyclist you want to become!



ERCC Event Calendar

ERCC TT Events & Results

"Post-it" page
See 12th June
Orchid Cycle
Go-Ride Event
See ECCA Go-ride
Race Report
Race Results
See Race Report
Go-ride Seies
Sunday 10th April
See 2nd May
ECCA Go-Ride Event
See Race Report
Go-ride Seies
Sunday 28th February
Poster for
Go-ride Winter Series
See Dates of
Essex Regional Youth Circuit Series
See Race Report
Go-ride Seies
Sunday 14th February
TOWIE 50 mile
Charity Ride
Sunday 3rd July
CTC 75 mile
Reliability Ride
Sunday 28th February
Southend Wheelers
Charity Event
Sunday 7th February
Results of
Boxing Day TT
Track Session on
28th October
Track Page
Turbo Training Poster
and Event Calendar
for for dates
Results of
31st August
Open 25 TT
Bike Maintenance
See Calendar
for Turbo Training dates

See Results of
7th December
Go-ride Racing
See Calendar
for Turbo Training dates


Essex Roads Cycling Club is a proud supporter of the Orchid Cancer Appeal, researching the causes and finding cures for male reproductive cancers!

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