Leisure and Training Rides
Southend Wheelers members meet every Sunday at Canewdon Village Hall where you can participate in a number of rides suited to your ability.
Note: If this is your first experience of group riding, you should attend the later 10am rides for the first few weeks. When you arrive at Canewdon Village Hall introduce yourself to one of the ladies behind the counter and they will suggest someone to ride with of similar ability.
9am at Canewdon Village Hall Group 1– Fast training rides for experienced cyclists used to group riding. These rides cover distances in excess of 40 miles or more traveling out to the Hanningfields, Danbury, Woodham Ferrers or Steeple areas, returning to Canewdon by mid day. Depending on numbers, or the fitness of the riders, the group may split into two groups at Hullbridge, with a faster group riding at an average speed in excess of 20mph and a steadier group at around 16-18mph. It is common sense, but please only join longer rides if you have your puncture-repairing kit with you. Please note that the village hall is not open at 9am.
9am at Canewdon Village Hall Group 2 - A medium paced group (typical average 16mph) also starts from Canewdon at 9am, riding out to the Hanningfields, Maldon, Writtle, Boreham or Stock before returning to Canewdon by 12 noon. The two groups usually split at Hullbridge or Battlesbridge by natural selection.
Please remember to bring sufficient food and drink with you as well as basic tools including a puncture repair kit / spare tubes and pump / gas cyclinder.
10am at Canewdon Village Hall - for more social and shorter distance rides around Canewdon in groups suitable for all abilities ensuring that you can enjoy your experience on the day. By using a range of circular routes from 3 miles to 8 miles in length riders are never more than 4 miles from the village hall or another group out on the road.
Canewdon village hall offers access to parking and toilets where riders can obtain tea, coffee or soft drink along with cake all for a small donation. The location of the village hall can be found on this Map. So if you are thinking about riding a local charity ride and need to get fitter for it; looking for a club training ride or just wish to ride your cycle on a Summer Sunday morning around the lanes then why not come and join us? Selected local charity rides and sportives are listed below.
Mike O'Kill will be at Canewdon most Sundays to meet new riders.
Note: The village hall is not open when the club is promoting
prestigious events, such as the Burnham & Baddow Sportive, Andrews
Trophy Road Race, August Bank
Holiday Criteriums at Redbridge Cycle Center or the Christmas Time
Trial. Click here for more
details on options for Canewdon Closures
Click here for a selection of popular routes from Canewdon / Battlesbridge
Read about adventures of various Wheelers at the links below
A guide to cycling in the
4 Wheelers in The French Alps