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Hi Carlos. Yes, this is something we are looking to update. Feel free to email over anything you feel should be included.
I have just changed the club’s event details to allow pre-entry by the website.
Can you try this link http://www.essexroads.com/events/boxing-day-tt/ and see if you can make a booking.
My son is looking for Go-ride road race to try, and I found your event on 12th March on the British Cycling website. His 10th birthday is on 8th March. He has a little experience as a member of the Ely+District CC and has enjoyed doing the Muddy Monsters events this winter.
Can I sign him up for this event? Is there an on-line form? Does he still race with the under-10’s?
Hello, I want to ask a couple of questions about the Spring Lambs Sportive. I have emailed firstname.lastname@example.org which is shown at the bottom of http://www.essexsportive.com/ but the email was bounced back to me, email address unknown. Can you send me an email address so I can send some questions please?
Sorry about that, we will have to look at why that happened.
In the meantime you can email email@example.com.
Thanks Matt, I have just sent an email.
I’ve signed up for the 100k via Sientries yesterday (Dave Ammon) and i’ve had nothing in my email from them to confirm, pretty sure it all worked but would appreciate someone confirming i am booked on.
Also can you tell me where i can get a tcx/gpx of the route please?
What’s the vertical ascent on Sunday for the long route?
Dave – GARMIN files for download here: http://essexsportive.weebly.com/route-map1.html
No email verification but if you log on to sientries.co.uk the event is under ‘my entries”
What were the gold / silver / bronze guide times? I thought I saw gold at 5’45” and fruitlessly chased that (and shot myself in the foot stopping to assist a puncture afflicted rider in the home stretch…).
Excellent ride as ever, splendid weather if a fair bit breezier than forecast indicated!! First time I didn’t stop to take advantage of the excellent feed stations as I’d taken enough on the bike to get me around without dead time in transition!
Shame the route overlapped with a road running event, but can’t have everything and it was splendid as ever.
Is it ok to turn up on the night or do I need to register in advance for your TT I’m not from your area but I will be working in Basildon on the 10th
It is ok to turn up on the night as a guest but there is a maximum number of riders that are allowed to take part so if I have already reached the maximum I am not allowed to let any more people ride.
I will pop along then and see.
Do you need a TT bike for this or can you do it on a road bike?
The TT can be done on either a road or TT bike.
Normally best to do a few TT’s on your road bike first before spending any hard earned cash on a TT bike.
Can I just come along in the morning and join a ride?
Hi. Yes new joiners are welcome and there are new people coming along all the time. Anyone will be able to direct you to the most appropriate group. We suggest joining a couple of rides before making a decision on joining.
Havent participated in a TT before Is it possible to participate?
Im a member of welwyn a (CTT club)
if so where can I find the details of the course and the event?
Think it is a bit late to reply now as you turned up last week. Been busy with other cycling related stuff so not be logging onto the club’s website to reply to comments.
Hi do you have to be a member of Essex Roads to do the TT.
A member of any cycling club is always welcome to code and ride the TT. There is no restriction to the number of times they do this. The only thing we would ask it hey do more than 4 is to offer to help out by volunteering to marshal at one of the TT’s.
People who do not belong to a cycle club are only allowed to ride 2 club TT’s per year. This is a CTT rule. It is not just 2 TT’s per club but 2 TT’s per calendar
Do you or would you accept private riders. I was trying to sort a ride out for a junior in the club (Maldon)
His name is Harry Wood .
A member of another cycling club is always welcome to code and ride the TT. There is no restriction to the number of times they do this. The only thing we would ask it hey do more than 4 is to offer to help out by volunteering to marshal at one of the TT’s.
People who do not belong to a cycle club are only allowed to ride 2 club TT’s per year. This is a CTT rule. It is not just 2 TT’s per club but 2 TT’s per calendar
Thank you. See you tomorrow
Hi Neil, yes he is more than welcome to come and ride at our events. All he needs to do is contact len at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will also need to sign the relevant CTT forms and have parental consent to be able to ride.
Is it possible for any child to turn up on the day or do you have to be a member to join in on the racing?
Is this for mountain bikes or road bikes?
Can I join fir tomorrow level 1 cycle ride please
Hi ya, I have just bought a bike and would like to start ride ing with the bike club, do I just come along tomorrow morning and join then?
Hi Trish. Yes just come along. It’s best to come on a couple of rides and then you can decide if you would like to join. Steve Bristow is the club ride secretary who should be there else anyone in an Essex Roads top will be more than happy to direct you to the most appropriate group to start with. Thanks!
Yes I would like to join you tomorrow morning started to ride 3 weeks ago.
Great! Steve Bristow is the the club ride secretary and should be there else anyone in an Essex Roads top will be more than happy to direct you to the most appropriate group.
Hi. I wanted to post a big thank you to the guys who stopped to look after me today when I came off my bike just outside of Roxwell where the road resurfacing is quite dangerous. I think Steve was the name of the Essex Roads member ( sorry if I got that wrong. ) no major damage done, just some grazes and bruises, wonky handle bars and a little pride bruise.
Thank you all again. Much appreciated.
I’m thinking about joining and wanted to try out a ride tomorrow, but can only make it to the early bird ride. Is it ok to just come along?
Hi Danny. Yes it’s fine just to turn up. Anyone in Essex Roads kit will be happy to direct you.
Due to a very successful result at the Finsbury Park RR, I have now achieved my 1st Cat status for the 2018 season and would like to have some time off the bike for a while.
So it is with regret that I won’t be attending the race this weekend, I totally understand this is late notice and obviously a refund is out of the question but at least it might allow for a reserve to participate.
All the best,
Hi there, are you accepting EOL for Sunday’s race?
If you contact Len via Len@essexroads.com, he will be able to advise if spaces are likely on Sunday.
How about North Weald base 300mmetres up side(?) lane with field and toilets available, all subject to our local permissions, could this work for you in Assoc with other club not cyclists who need funding assistance?
Hi was with the social group today lost everyone else after North Hill, stayed with jane as she was lost. Made sure she got back ok before I left to get home. See you again soon Mark Toublic.
Hello, could you let me have details of where to send the payments to please. I want to enter my daughter into the full series.
Rob. Its best to drop an email to Dave the coach at email@example.com. Many thanks.
Well done for Sunday really well organised as always.
All members of Barking & Dagenham CC really enjoyed thereselfs.
Many thanks for the feedback Dean, great to read everyone enjoyed their racing and we hope to see you all again at the next event.
On behalf of LVYCC please pass on our thanks to the organising team. Our riders really enjoyed themselves and for some it was their first race.
Looking forward to the rest of the series and hopefully it will get warmer !!
Thanks so much for the feedback Tim, all the riders who took part seemed to enjoy the day’s racing despite the cold weather and i agree, let’s hope we get some warmer weather as the series progresses.
would this be fine for my 8 year old
Hi Robin, yes the coaching sessions will be fine for your 8 year old. I’ll email you further details on our sessions and hope to see you there.
Trying to enter but I can’t find my membership number. I’ve looked in my subscription confirmation email from British Cycling and the members area of this site. Any tip?
My son would like to race, he’s 10 yrs old, and a member of Hackney Cycling Club, and British Cycling. Membership no. 1450927
I can’t see where I sign him up for the 4th Feb races, so please can you assist me?
Many thanks for your message, i’ve sent you a PM with all the details you need for entering the event.
Hope to see you on the day.
Hello, I am a 15 year old keen road cyclist with HCC, I would love to race on 4th Feb. Do I need to apply by post to guarantee me a place or can I just turn up on the day and be able to race?
Hi Max, Thanks for getting in touch i’ve sent you details to your email address with all of the details you need for racing next Sunday. Hope to see you on the day.
Hi, hopefully this is useful… http://www.essexroads.com/how-to-obtain-your-british-cycling-membership-number/
Thanks Matt, but maybe I’m a little confused. I thought I needed an ERCC membership number to get the discounted entry fee for Spring Lambs?
You can use your British Cycling membership number
Hope this helps
Hi can you confirm if there are spaces available for this race in the U14 boys and U10 groups?
Yes we have spaces available for both races. You will need to complete the entry forms on the day for each rider and payment on-the-line is £5.50 per rider.
Hope this helps.
My son is 12 years old and is keen to get into cycling having been to Hadleigh farm last year. How can he get onto your coaching programme?
Hi Sara, Thanks for your email and interest in our coaching programme, i have emailed you some details on the sessions which i hope are of interest.
Thank you for a great event.
All the members of Barking & Dagenham CC really loved the day.
Really enjoyable just wished it was a bit warmer.
Really Looking forward to the 25th
Hi Dean, Thanks for the great feedback again,it’s a pleasure to see so many Barking & Dagenham members taking part and doing very well. Fingers crossed for warmer weather on the 25th 🙂 Best Regards Dave
Hi, is Round 3 on the 18th or 25th February
Both dates mentioned above.
Hi Trevor, round 3 is on 25-02-18 and round 4 is on 18-03-18. I’ve spotted the error on our website and amended to show the correct Feb date. Thanks for getting in touch.
Hi Dave – will you be posting the round 2 results up at any stage?
Hi Matt, Thanks for getting in touch the results and race report for round 2 are now up on our website. Hope to see you at the next event on the 25th Feb.
I’m happy to help this Sunday (25th Feb) but sadly Laura not available
That’s lovely thanks for your help and see you Sunday. If you get there for around 12.30, the first race is off at 1.15pm.
Does the cancellation include the Hainault Hilly?
Someone left a comment on Jo’s post asking if the Hainault Hilly was running. I added the following reply…..
The Hainault Hilly is run by the Hainault RC (not Essex Roads CC), organiser Graham Mann has sent an e-mail to all riders stating that he will drive the course and send out a further e-mail to confirm whether the event is to be run or not, Saturday pm latest. If you are a confirmed rider you should have received the email but I don’t see your name on the rider list. Cheers, Matt
My son is keen to have a go at the next winter series on the 18th. Is there an entry form on the club site or is it as easy to do an on the day entry? We will be coming from Oxford so would appreciate knowing before hand!
Fingers crossed the weather keeps away so we can race Simon. Hope to see you Sunday
Hi Dave – at the moment are you still planning running the event tomorrow?
Thanks for your email, we are unfortunately going to have to cancel and postpone to next Sunday 25th March. I’ve just been speaking to the team and not sure how the weather is where you are but the snow is settling on the roads now over in this part of Essex and it’s got to continue throughout the night so the situation is sadly not going to improve!
At least on the plus side you can have a lie in now 🙂
Hope to see you Sunday 25th March.
Just checking the date – is this on Sunday 25th March?
I have looked on Redbridge Cycling Centre website and this appears to be listed as Sunday April 8th
Hello Philip, yes the date is this Sunday 25th March. I’ll contact Redbridge to amend and to avoid any confusion.
Thank you for a really great go ride series all the members of Barking and Dagenham CC loved it and are really looking forward to the next series.
Thanks so much for the great feedback and it was a pleasure having so many Barking & Dagenham riders taking part this series and well done to your medal and race winners on the day, look forward to seeing you at the summer events.
My son took part in the go-ride today (Sunday 25th March), and at the end I inadvertantly took home the race number (67, FYI).
Should I post it back to you at the address on this web page? Or would it be better for me to send it to a different address?
Hi Robert, no problem if you could please post back to me at 11 Trinder Way, Wickford, Essex. SS12 0HQ that would be much appreciated.
Looking to join a club I have purchased for the 1st time a road bike . Can you give me some info on how I should do this .
Thanks in advance.
Thanks for your message and interest in our great club. Please contact Trevor Dyster at firstname.lastname@example.org and he can give you all the info you need about joining.
Hello Thomas, I put a link in my post which takes you to the British Cycling page where you can join Essex Roads Cycling Club. There is also a “Membership” link on the ERCC website under the “About The Club” pull-down menu.
I’m looking to join Essex roads and participate in your evening TTs. Do I need to pre register to enter or can I turn up on the night? Hoping to attend this weds (18th).
You can pre-enter the TT by emailing me at email@example.com.
Email will need to include your name and emergency contact details (Name & number)
As a non-member of a cycling club you can only do 2 time trials per year.
If you want more details about how to join the club you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Len (TT Secretary)
Just wanted to drop a note to say thanks for yesterday’s race.
It was tough, be really enjoyable and all ran very smoothly.
I am a past member of ercc and I live in Stock. This morning I was cycling past The Ship pub in West Hanningfield when I came upon a Rapha black phone/money wallet. Could you ask any of your members if it belongs to them please . My contact number is xxxxx xxxxxx. Or my home number xxxxx xxxxxx.
Many thanks and kind regards
Matt Haigh removed Tel No’s for Elaine’s privacy, contact me on here or on FB if you want them
I’m Stefan, organiser of the Windmill Audax Event (18-271,18-272) and you are my last hope. We usually use Victoria CC club hut for our mid-way stop. At very short notice I received notification yesterday, that they have water damage, so can’t use their hut. Lea Valley are not fit for purpose and I just got an email that the Shaftesbury hut is not open for outside hire.
So I would be very grateful, if we could use your hut as control stop for these rides.
Unfortunately, I could not find a direct contact number on your site, other than BC.
Due to the urgency, could you please reply asap, or call me on 07503 163469?
Thank you very much in anticipation.
I have emailed you about this as we might be able to help.
last week i entered my first time trial at East Hanningfield,
I was told it is at west Hanningfield please confirm
The TT you entered was on the East Hanningfield circuit.
Thank you for your reply.
Yes I would like to enter again tomorrow night East Hanningfield
Is there going to be a summer series?
There were issue with booking Hogg Hill on dates when we would have club members available to assist Dave.
This meant that we are not able to run a summer series at Hogg Hill.
I would like to have a go at the tt on Wednesday, do I need to pre book and be a Enver or just turn up?
It is best top pre book so that you know a start time.
When you sign up on the night you just get the next available number which could mean that that you go off late.
To prebook send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi .Is the E22/24 TT rescheduled for 2nd sept still open for entry.
The TT is still open for entry online. Closes at 23:59 on 21st Aug.
Any dates for the next series of go rides. Our young members of B&Dcc can’t stop talking about it.
Hi Dean, i trust all is well with you. We have the dates now finalised.
Dates for the Winter Series are:
Rd 1: Sunday 20th January 2019
Rd 2: Sunday 10th February 2019
Rd 3: Sunday 3rd March 2019
Rd 4: Sunday 31st March 2019
I’m doing the poster and setting up on-line entry via the BC website so will forward this to you once done. We will have entry on the day too.
Hope to see you and all the young members of B&Dcc in full force at the series.
That’s brilliant Dave ill let everyone know
Hi Dean, i hope you are all keeping well. All the dates for the 2019 winter series are now on BC events website and our own website with booking on-line now set up to make things easier. Hope you and all at B&DCC have a great Christmas and New Year. See you soon. Best Wishes Dave.
CLUB NIGHTS ARE GRADUALLY PICKING UP. I FEEL ITS A SHAME THAT MORE MEMBERS DO NOT POP BY OR HAVE A SPIN. WE HAVE NOW OPENED IT UP TO OTHER CLUBS TO JOIN IN AND OTHER RIDERS WITH CYCLING INTERESTS.
IF YOU FEEL WE SHOULD HAVE SOME LECTURES AND HELP WITH EITHER MAINTENANCE OR DIETARY OR TRAINING SCHEDULES THEN PLEASE INBOX ME WITH YOUR SUGGESTIONS
This Sunday November 11th, High Street closed in morning.
Could be up for this
I really hope you can help me? My Son who is 14 year old and is relly keen to start a cycling club (especially a club where he can use he’s road bike?) I called Thurrock cycling club yesterday and a really nice gentaman said he needs to join a club which offers Go ride coaching because my son is under 16?
so he gave me your club web site/email
Is it possible to talk to sameone please ? to see if i can get him into the club or to put he’s name down as he is driving me mad? I would also like to ask a few questions if possible?
Hi Stacey, Thanks for your email i can see Matt has already replied to you, i hope this was helpful and please feel free to contact us for any additional information.
Hi, my 14 year old daughter is interested for 20th January race. Please could you tell me the distance of the race.
Hi Dawn, Thanks for your email, there are two races, the first race is bunch start and the 2nd is a handicap race. Both races are 3 x laps, which are approx 1.15km per lap so they are fairly short in distance.
Hi David, i’ve just entered my son in Sundays U12’s race. How many laps\distance is it? Thanks Andy
Hello Andy, great news we look forward to seeing you both on Sunday. There are two U12 races, 1st is a bunch start and the 2nd is a handicap race where riders are set off at timed intervals with the rider finishing first in the first race starting last in the handicap race. Laps are 1.12km long on the lower circuit and there are 2 x laps per race so not too far for young legs!
Hope this helps and see you Sunday.
My daughter Anna did the Redbridge cycling race last week.
She is keen to come along for the training.
Please conform if it’s still on and if so where is the meeting point in the park
Thanks for your email and yes training is still on tomorrow starting at 10am. We meet at Hadleigh MTB park and the meeting point is down on the main start / finish area next to the podium meeting at 10am.
Thanks for email.
Bit of a silly question just checking it is on road bike
These sessions are off road, so a mountain bike or cyclocross bike will be required. We are in the process of obtaining a road circuit for road sessions, bit this is still in working progress at the moment.
I hope this helps.
Thanks for email, going to give it a miss, thought it was on the road
RIP Bill Thorncroft
Thank you for your message Keith, may he RIP.
Bill was a stalwart of timetrialling from the late 1940s to end of the century. He was a specialist long distance man, riding several 24 hour time trials. He was part of the team that held National Competition Record for 25 miles in 1947. Always passionate about the sport, he soon took to organising behind the scenes. He served on the RTTC (forerunner of Cycling Time Trials) committee at national level, he served on ECCA, on the now-defunct Essex Cycle Racing Associaton, and on London East District Council, as well as club committee positions, and he promoted time trials too. He timekept, he measured courses. He provided support and encouragement to riders. When I was riding for Essex Roads CC in the 1980s, I couldn’t afford racing wheels and he lent me a beautiful light pair of 28 spoke sprint wheels with Clement Number 3 silk tubulars (the equivalent of riding on top end discs and tubs today) which I used in national championships and Best All Rounder timetrials. He was a total gentleman, very kind, very genuine, with quick wit, dry humour and always wanted to see just, fair play in the sport. RIP Bill.
Hi Sue, that’s a lovely message with so much detail about his passion and contribution to our great sport and the many, many riders including yourself who he encouraged and supported along the way on their cycling journey, thank you. I didn’t know him personally, however he was clearly a key figure in the sport, not just for ERCC but also for the time trialling scene locally and nationally, i’m sure he will be missed by many who new him. RIP Bill from all at ERCC and also from the cycling community far and wide.
Hi interested in my son trying 10th Feb
What the distance please
Thanks for your message. What age category is you son?
Hi, is the session still on 2nd of febuary?
Hi Connor, next coaching session is on the 9th Feb then racing at Redbridge Cycle Centre the following day the 10th Feb.
Hope to see you there.
Thanks for posting – and organising the races
Hi Nick, thanks for the feedback, our club really enjoy putting this series on, we hope too see at the next round.
Once again Dave massive thank you to all involved in this go-ride series. Essex roads are doing a brilliant in the future of youth racing. All the members from B&Dcc really love these races and always come away smiling. Role on race 3
Thanks Dean, we really appreciate the feedback and it’s always our pleasure to run these evens for the youth riders across the region, there are some future professional riders in there i’m sure and thanks to the Barking & Dagenham CC for another excellent turnout with excellent results across all the categories. We look forward to seeing you all again at round 3.
Who’s the skinny lad in the middle?
I wish they’d let me ride for Essex Roads.
Give me double cake,I need to catch up with these fat boys.
One of us isn’t mediocre…..
Thank you to all at Essex roads for putting these great go ride events.
The organisation of these races have been brilliant as normal
Everyone at Barking & Dagenham cc really enjoyed the series and are already looking forward to the next one
You’re welcome and thanks for the great feedback, as always it’s great to see the Barking & Dagenham CC riders and all the other clubs and riders taking part. Wishing you all the best of success for the season and hope to see you all again soon.
Agreed – what a great day of racing, and brilliantly organised. I wish we’d discovered them a little earlier in the winter. We’ll keep an eye out for a summer series!
Thanks a lot to Essex Roads
Thank you Dan, really appreciate your feedback. Hope we see you soon and as mentioned on the day we hope to have a summer series this year so watch this space.
Thank you so much for running the winter series.. we’ve had such a wonderful time. They’re such friendly, supportive races, and it’s been great to see how my son Joe has improved over the series. Thank you again, and we look forward to the summer 🙂
Thank you Nikki, so pleased you enjoyed the races and that Joe has had a great series. We hope we can run a summer series so please watch this space.
I live in Southend but work in Chelmsford and on driving home one night I saw one of your TT taking place.
I am a cyclist looking to get back into some sort of training and it looks ideal.
Do you take entrants on the day? Do you require the annual membership? I’d love to hear more so I can consider this and hopefully make it part of the healthier lifestyle I’d like to get back.
We do take entries on the day but if you are not a member of a cycling club then you can only enter twice per year. This is one of the rules of the national governing body for Cycling Time Trials.
Dates, location and times are on the club’s calendar
Thanks for coming back so quickly. Would the same apply to British Triathlon Members also? What are the entry fees for entrants on the day?
I would like to enter the TT this coming Wednesday (1st)
How can I reserve a space?
You just need to send an email to email@example.com. Will need your name and name and telephone number of emergency contact.
Hello Dylan, only just noticed your follow-up question. British Triathlon is not a CTT affiliated club although some triathlon clubs are, see here https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/find-clubs.
I believe the non-member entry fee for our club time trials is £4.50
Look forward to seeing you at TT HQ
The entry fee for a non Essex Roads member is £5. If you are not a member of a club affiliated to Cycling Time Trials then you are only allowed to enter 2 time trials per year.
Thank you Len,
I’ve only just seen this reply! Is it too late for me and a friend to enter still for tomorrow?
The cuttoff for pre-entry is me receiving an email before 10pm on the Monday before the TT.
Other option is to sign-up on the day and take the next available slot.
Ah that’s a shame! We will both show up tomorrow and grab the next available slot,
Im new to road cycling and would like to join a club or group to cycle destress and also get fit
Oliver if you email firstname.lastname@example.org you will be able to get more information about joining the club.
Stellar ride by Colin on that course! Chapeau
Do we just turn up?
You can just turn up and ride but you may want to check with Steve, email email@example.com, first.
Yes, Paula please just come along we are a friendly bunch. Arrive about 8:45 and introduce yourself to a ride leader in ERCC kit – see u soon Steve.
Can i come along to 24th july TT, only membership is with British Cycling, guessing you will be busy
Michael you can come and sign on to the TT this evening. Only requirement if you want to ride more than 2 TT’s in a calendar year is that you have to be a member of a club affiliated to Cycling Time Trials.
Len just checking there is a time trial tonight as we have a set of rollers to return to you.
Sorry, just seen this! It was an Open event. Normal TT’s resume next week and run until end August
Tonights TT is cancelled due to weather conditions. There will be a coffee/tea brewing in the hall for anyone who does turn up.