As the Cycling season draws to a close, good Sportives are becoming harder and harder to find. If like us you don’t want to lose your form over the winter, you’ll be looking for a November ride that is challenging yet suitable for the Autumnal conditions.
Well, we have the ride for you. The Essex Season Ender takes place on Sunday the 17th of November 2013, covering roads that can be thoroughly enjoyed at any time of year. We’ve worked hard to take this route through some beautiful countryside that can be enjoyed by all, but at the same time minimised junctions and crossings so that all you fast people can get a real rhythm going.
The Perfect End of Season Sportive
Our event HQ is the prestigious Redbridge Cycling Centre, here the ride starts off with a circuit of the newly built closed track. The raised location of the land in this part of Essex gives you a stunning view of the City of London while still being surrounded by the peace of the countryside.
The Essex Season Ender offers two stunning routes that head out North East from Redbridge Cycling Centre onto quiet rolling countryside roads. Both routes take in stunning scenery that are extremely popular amongst local cyclists due to the variety of terrain on offer – as both routes take on hills such as Hoe Lane, as well as offering flatter sections for those looking to get their average speed up.
After a 1 km lap of the track, the 72 miler goes out through scenic villages such as Doddinghurst, Willingale and Good Easter before heading west towards High Roding. It then heads south towards Hatfield Heath before Epping and Toot Hill. For the finale all routes have to climb Hoe Lane at 6 miles to go before a final lap of the 1 km circuit.
The 42 miler follows this same route up until 21 miles – where it cuts off west to rejoin the full route at the feed station in Moreton.
So don’t miss out on this season’s last chance to have a ride with friends and like minded people. Let’s keep that summer form for as long as possible!