Southend Wheelers Cycling Club
A selection of leisure rides

Click on the links to routes of some popular routes from the Southend area. Southend Wheelers' Club Runs generally start from Canewdon Village Hall at 9am and 10am. The 9am group generally ride a loop of around 45 miles returning to Canewdon for tea/coffee and cake around 11:45. The 10am group generally remain in the locality of Canewdon exploring the local lanes, Pagelsham and Wallasea Island. A ladies group often meet at The Anne Boleyn for a ride around Barling and Shoebury before returning to Canewdon. Click on the links below for Google Map routes of popular rides - note that these are not necessarily Sunday Club Run routes.

Routes as ridden by the new colour coded groups for 2018
Red Group - 18/02/2018 - Map - GPX File - Rettendon, Stock, Margaretting, Highwood, Ingatestone, Stock (again!) and home
Red Group - 14/01/2018 - Map - GPX File - Rettendon, Woodhill and Bicknacre
Red Group - 06/01/2018 - Map - GPX File - A hilly route taking in Leather Bottle Hill, Woodhill and Radar Hill
Blue Group - 06/01/2018 - Map - GPX File - Tour of the Hanningfields

Thaxted and The Blue Egg - A 75+ mile loop to/from Battlesbridge, so easily the basis for a 100 mile loop from Southend to The Blue Egg, the long way via Thaxted and then returning via Maldon so easy to extend to the Tea Rooms at Heybridge Basin. Alternatively keep on the Maldon Road from Hatfield Peveral for a small detour to the Peartree Tea Rooms on Spring Lane.  GPX File

3 Peaks of South Essex - A 50 mile loop taking in North Hill, Radar Hill and Hagg Hill. Can easily be extended westwards towards Stock in the early section, east towards Maldon in the centre and east towards Southminster in the latter stages to create a 100 mile loop. GPX File

West Hanningfield and Ulting - A 50 mile loop taking in South Hanningfield, West Hanningfield, Great Baddow, Woodhill, Little Baddow, Ulting, Woogham Walter, Danbury, Bicknacre and Rettendon, flirting with North Hill but not taking the main ascent. A route at the top-end of mileage for a Sunday run from Canewdon so not a good route for a double puncture. GPX File

Magaretting Tye and Butts Green - A shorter loop of just 41 miles but one that can easily be extended by returning via Woodhill and/or West Hanningfield. GPX File

Tillingham and the E21  - A 55.5 mile loop from Canewdon taking in the E21/50 course via Tillingham. Out via 'Fish-man Hill' and back via Radar Hill. Can be extended slightly to take in the Bradwell loop of the E21/10 course. GPX File

The Viper and Beggar Hill - A 52.5mile loop from Canewdon to The Viper and Beggar Hill via Margaretting Tye, as ridden on 11th June. If starting from Battlesbridge, the route can easily be extended to include Highmore (before The Viper) and Blackmore (after Beggar Hill). Ingatestone can be avoided by using the ford as per the route of the London-Southend ride. GPX File

Woodham Walter Loop - Canewdon - Tropical Wings - Bicknacre - Woodham Walter - Paper Mill Lock - Boreham - Sandon - West Hanningfield - Leather Bottle Hill - Warren Road - Rettendon Village - Battlesbridge - Canewdon. 51 miles, as ridden on 28th May at almost 20 mph. GPX File

The Burnham & Baddow Cycle Challenge - the route of our annual winter reliability ride. Approximately 60 miles starting and finishing at East Hanningfield Village Hall
GPX File

The Blue Egg - one option for a longer ride to the (in)famous Blue Egg cafe near Great Bardfield. This is a 75-80 mile round trip from the Southend area, route shown is from The Hawk, Battlesbridge. GPX File

Boreham and North Hill - with an option for an extra loop via Fuller Street and Terling. One of the Webmaster's favourite routes. GPX File.

Wakering Stairs - a favourite for the Ladies group; meet at the Anne Boleyn and loop around Barling, Wakering Stairs, the seafront, both Pagelshams and Wallasea Island before tea and cake at Canewdon Village Hall. GPX File

The Legs of Steel - a favourite outing to the Surrey Hills for 52 miles of climbing featuring all the well known hills of the area. GPX File

Garons Park to Canewdon - a mainly off-road route from Garons Park to Canewdon devised by John Gretton to defeat the icy road conditions

ECCA Festival 100km Audax - the 2017 ECCA Festival Audax Route, with approximate locations of the Control Points. GPX File