This ride will be on the roads around the Essex countryside and will be between 30 and 40 miles, the route will be adjusted to take account of conditions on the day. The pace will be brisk averaging 12-13 mph. Please note this is not a ride for beginners, it is for confident riders with experience and there will be some sections on busy roads. You do need a reasonable level of fitness because of the distance and be happy to sit in the saddle for at least 2 1/2 hours.
There maybe a cafe stop halfway if the route allows or at the end but please bring a snack and drink and we can stop for people to take a breather whenever needed.
If you are planning on arriving by car please let me know and I'll advise you on parking.
The Breeze champion carries some tools and will help if anyone has a puncture or basic mechanical issues; however, we don't carry spare inner tubes, so bring a spare suitable for your bike as well as any specific tools for your bike.
We will ride for about 2 1/2 hours around the West Essex countryside.
We will mostly ride on country lanes but there will also be sections on B roads and A roads with fast traffic.
We will usually stop for tea and coffee at the end of the ride.
Bring a spare inner tube, puncture repair kit and any specific tools for your bike and water and a snack.