Essex R&R


213km cycling event starting from Witham, Essex. Controls at Stock, Burnham-On-Crouch, Tillingham, Sudbury, Great Bardfield and Witham.

***CANCELLED in 2020*** Mainly on quiet Essex B roads and some single track lanes with visits to two reservoirs and a few rivers. Commercial controls and checkpoints.

The 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 included in the entry fee. 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 to the famous yachting town of Burnham-On-Crouch with some views across the River Crouch to the South. Head out to the quant little village of Tillingham in the Dengie Hundred for some real open countryside. Not an official control but at almost half way the time may be right for a lunch stop in Maldon; it abounds with cafes and pubs. Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre gives you your second reservoir visit of the ride. Following the River Stour there's a brief interlude in to Suffolk at Sudbury before returning to the best of Essex in picturesque Finchingfield and final pause at the spiritual home of the Audax Club Mid-Essex (ACME) The Compasses Inn at Littley Green.

Event Date and Location

200 km (213 km) in 14h55
08:00 to finish by 22:55
Starting from:
Witham, Essex
Closing Date:
Event has been cancelled
Entries close at:
200 riders
Please Note:
This is a cancelled event - it was previously listed but is no longer being run. Note that events that have been postponed are not marked 'C' - they will be found later in the Calendar, marked with a 'D'

PARENTAL CONSENT is required for entrants under 18 years of age. We are currently unable to accept online entries for non-member riders under the age of 18. If you are under 18, please complete a postal entry. Parents should note the information on the entry form and be aware that this is an individual ride without leaders.

Event Information

14.3-30 km/h
Audax Club Mid-Essex
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Organiser Information

Grant Huggins

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Download routesheet (.zip) updated 28 07 2019
Download GPS (.zip) updated 22 07 2018


GPS files available from organiser
GPS files available from organiser
Secur(ish) luggage storage at start
Secur(ish) luggage storage at start
Parking at start
Parking at start

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Essex R&R

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