2018 Canewdon Closures

Canewdon Village Hall will be closed a few times this year and pretty much all of July, but fear-not, here are some suggestions for a leisure / training ride if you are not riding or marshalling the event in question. Remember, if you are going to watch a time trial or road-race, ride in the opposite direction to the racers. Racers are generally riding anti-clockwise so that they only encounter left turns - if you are riding the course, do so in the opposite direction and give encouragement to the racers. Always ask a marshall if you are unsure.

Sunday 11th February - Burnham & Baddow Cycle Challenge
All club members asked to support this event; a choice of unsupported 25mile or 60 mile routes from East Hanningfield to the Dengie peninsular.

Sunday 29th April - Club Hilly Time Trial
This event is based at South Hanningfield and the racers ride 2 or 3 laps (depending on age) from South Hanningfield down to Rettendon Common, turning left onto the A1245 towards Howe Green, turning left up Church Road to South Hanningfield and then left again into Middlemead and back to South Hanningfield (notice all the left turns!). One option for a leisure ride from South Hanningfield is to West Hanningfield along Middlemead (encouraging the riders hurtling towards you in the opposite direction), then onto Lower Stock Road to Leather Bottle Hill and then back to South Hanningfield via either Downham Road or Dowsetts Lane, Ramsden Heath and Downham. Refreshments will be available in South Hanningfield Village Hall.

Sunday 3rd June - Southend Wheelers Road Race Championships, Hog Hill
In 2018 we return to Hog Hill for the Championship Race, Novice Race, Ladies Race and other events that have included elimination, relay and tandem races in the past. Event is open to club members only.

Sunday 1st July - Norman Wells Open 50
The event HQ is Steeple Village Hall. The riders compete in an anticlockwise direction from Steeple to Latchingdon to Ashedham and back to Steeple. If you are riding out from Battlesbridge / Woodham Ferrers please ride straight to Steeple from Latchingdon so that you are travelling in the opposite direction to the racers. Please do not drive to Steeple due to lack of parking. There will a "red-style" ride to Steeple, meeting at The Hawk, Battlesbridge at 9am

Sunday 8th July - Championship 10 Mile Time Trial, Bulphan West Horndon
You will probably be riding this event; even if your medal chances are slim, this course is faster than Steeple so if you are not riding the E2 at Newmarket this season then this is your best chance of a PB.
The TT course at Bulphan is out-and-back along the A128 so please avoid this road but West Horndon Village Hall is easily accessible from Laindon / Basildon / Langdon Hills via Doesgate Lane which meets Lower Dunton Road close to the Essex Wildlife Centre at Plotlands. Please keep off the course by riding to West Horndon on the minor road to the west of Bulphan rather than via the A128

Sunday 15th July - Track Championship, Herne Hill
The track championship continues at Herne Hill with it's novice friendly 22 banking and 400m track. Track bikes are available at the circuit.

Saturday 15th September - Andrews Trophy Road Race

This event is based at East Hanningfield Village Hall and features several (a dozen?) laps of a circuit from East Hanningfield to Howe Green, turning left onto the A1245 (the old A130) and left again into Pan Lane and looping back round to How Green, repeating many times until finishing on Pan Lane. Refreshments will be available at East Hanningfield Village Hall

Sunday 23rd September - Championship 25 Mile Trial, Steeple
Like most time trials, this is based at Steeple village hall. A pleasant ride from Battlesbridge via Radar Hill and Stow Maries. If you are riding over to support the event, please don't ride on the course in the same direction as the athletes; from the mini-roundabout at Latchingdon, continue directly up the main road to Steeple, cheering the racers as they pass you on the other side of the road.

Sunday 21st October - Club Hill Climb, Little Baddow
Some, if not all, of the the ride out to Little Baddow features most weeks for the 9am riders but if you are riding the Hill Climb then the ride out is a good warm up and if you are just going out to watch (or marshall) then the ride out is equally enjoyable.

Sunday 28th October - AHM, Paglesham Village Hall
Today's club rides will finish at Paglesham Village Hall for the Annual General Meeting (club members only)

Sunday 16th December - Christmas Pudding Time Trial and Lunch
Surely you will all be riding the event, but if not the ride out to Steeple on a crisp winter's morning is delightful. And if you find that you have eaten too much pudding or drunk too much wine at the dinner afterwards, you can always get a train home from Southminster (though do check that engineering work hasn't turned your train into a bus)



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