A little Essex R&R
107km cycling event starting from Witham, Essex. Controls at Stock and Latchingdon, plus 1 information control. Two reservoirs crossed and views of some rivers on a B road tour of central Essex.
Mainly on quiet Essex B roads and some single track lanes with visits to two reservoirs and a few rivers. Commercial controls, and 1 info control, simple food & drink at the start and finish included in the entry fee A Little Essex R&R starts from the Labour Hall with plenty of free car parking and is very close to Witham Railway Station which has frequent services to/from London and Ipswich/Norwich. A light breakfast bar & drinks will be ready to welcome you at the start and also some refreshments at the end. A gentle leg warm up will bring you to the foot of one of Essex's infamous non-flat bits when you climb North Hill then head off for your first reservoir as you ride around 3 sides of it visiting the old village of Stock. Then it's off for some views across the River Crouch to the South. Not an official control but at a little over half way the time may be right for a refreshment stop in Maldon; it abounds with cafes and pubs. Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre gives you your second reservoir visit of the ride. A laney return to Witham but can you squeeze in another cream tea opportunity at the Tiptree Wilkins Jam Factory cafe? ***Entry on the Line is accepted***
- 05:21 BST
- 20:46 BST
- G L P R T X (125)
- Shoestring event few or no facilities or AUK controllers
- Parking free or reasonably priced, at start
- Toilets at the start
- Left luggage secure(ish) at the start
- Refreshments free or reasonably priced, at start and/or finish
- GPS files available from organiser
- Audax Club Mid-Essex
- Entries to:
- Grant Huggins
76 Bryony Close
- 12-30 kph
- Total Climb:
- Event No:
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