Essex Ramble - Strong Plus

Sunday 24th March at 9.00am This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
Seven Kings Park Aldborough Road IG3 8QQ
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
2 hours 30 mins  (1 hours 50 mins cycling)
Bike Type You probably don’t want to drag your road bike across bumpy trails. Maybe you want to make the most of the suspension on your mountain bike. This helps you match your ride to your bike.
Hybrid (road tyres), Road 

Sky Ride Local in Redbridge

Challenging rides on the road for adults only

If you’ve been riding a road bike for a while, and perhaps been thinking about joining a cycling club, these rides – brand new for 2012 – are for you. The prospect of a speedy pace over twenty to fifty miles, and the strong likelihood of some hills thrown in along the way, means our Ride Strong Plus rides are not for the faint-hearted.


Come and join us on this great 26 mile route as we escape the city and head for the Essex countryside.  Starting and finishing at Seven Kings, we loop out past the M25 towards Weald Park. There are some hills to negotiate on the way and some great fast stretches and rural lanes. The route is harder than the profile looks, especially if there is a strong northerly wind blowing, it's quite a challenge!


If you've already tried one of our Ride Strong Plus rides and you're ready for the next challenge, why not try a British Cycling Sportive?

Additional Information

As these are adult only rides, designed for cyclists progressing from the standard Ride Strong level, the pace of the ride could increase to 15mph at the discretion of the Ride Leader.

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
Please bring equipment with you to repair punctures, Ride Leaders are there to help but are not responsible for your bike.
All rides leave at the time stated you must arrive early Ride Leaders will not wait.

Car Parking
Yes, at on road near the start, charges may apply
Nearest Train Station
 

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Monjurul Haque Monjurul Haque
  • Nick  Gorman Nick Gorman HI MY NAME NICK GORMAN,I HELP COACH AT LEA VALLEY YOUTH CYCLING CLUB OFF ROAD AGES 5-18 AT REDBRIDGE CYCLE TRACK.Im A LEVEL 2 TRAINEE COACH.
    LAST YEAR BE CAME A SKYRIDE LEADER, LEAD AND ASSISTED 14 RIDES IN AND A ROUND LONDON HAD A GREAT TIME MEET LOADS OF NICE PEOPLE ON THE RIDES. THIS YEAR HAVE BECAME A ROUTE MAPPER FOR THE SKY RIDES HOPE YOU ENJOY ALL THE NEW ROUTES AND HOPE TO MEET YOU ON SOME OF THE RIDES.
    ONLY GOT BACK INTO CYCLING A YEAR AND A HALF AGO WITH MY 10 YEAR OLD SON MILO TO KEEP FIT (WHO HELPED MAP THE RIVER LEA RIDE).

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