Learn to Ride’s – Fully Booked

Our August “Learn to Ride” sessions are now fully booked, but there are still lots of opportunities for you to come and ride around the track during our drop-in sessions on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday* from 10am – 12 noon. Please be aware that sessions do get busy and you may need to wait for your preferred bike(s).

*Thursdays are only during August and are funded by “Find Your Active”.

Thursday sessions in August!

More exciting news, as a summer special, we will be opening as a drop-in for August for the 4 Thursdays from 10-12 noon as well as as regular Tuesdays and Wednesday. (no date for Saturdays yet but we are working on it)

So all sessions are now back to being a drop-in, following Covid restrictions being lifted but please keep safe and respect others space, Covid is still active and spreading. A bike cleaning station and hand gel will be available at all our sessions.

Our donation to ride from August will be £2.50 per rider but carers and parents of children riding are still free.

Open from 20th July

Latest news. We are open as a public drop in again. No need to pre-book as Government restrictions are lifted. We are fully open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 20th July, 10am till 12 noon every week.

We will have a bike cleaning station, with sprays, towels and hand gel for everyone to use.
Please respect peoples space and remember Covid is still active, so enjoy your ride but be aware and keep safe😊.

Update: 23rd April

Just Ride Southend have been holding trial sessions with reduced numbers, so far these have gone very well. Thank you to all who have attended and to our amazing volunteers for your support.

These sessions are INVITATION ONLY. If you would like to secure a space please email justridesouthend@gmail.com and we will let you know of any availability.

These sessions are NOT open for people to drop in at present and information on others days of opening will follow in the weeks to come, please keep an eye on Facebook for regular updates. At the moment these sessions are just for general use of the track, they are not Learn to Ride sessions.

We are so pleased to be open and can’t wait to see you all again. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Hi Everyone, If you are Amazon shopping would you consider using the link below? We will receive 0.5% of your shopping spend as a donation from Amazon direct into our account as your chosen charity.

We look forward to seeing you with our new a booking & payment system in 2021, watch this space.


We are working with the relevant partners to look at how Just Ride Southend can reopen in a safe and secure way within the Covid19 Guidelines.

We hope to be able to trial this before the end of the year. New procedures will include having an online booking system, most likely very limited numbers and small group bookings of six riders. We hope to post details and trial dates as soon as possible but this is dependent on issues outside of our control.

The safety of our volunteers and those using Just Ride Southend is our highest priority and we want to ensure that our services stay inclusive to all.

We are missing being at the track just as much as you, thank you all for your patience. ❤️🚴‍♂️🤞

Brian’s farewell speech as chairman

“Just Ride is six years old this month. In reality seven as it took a year to get up and running. I’ve been around since the start as Chair of the Trustees and a session leader. The time has come for me to move onto other projects. I leave at a strange time in all our lives, but hopefully one in which we will all be able to find a way of enjoying life to the best of our abilities.
I want to take this opportunity to say what an absolute privilege it has been to work with the most inspiring volunteers I’ve ever met. Your kindness and thoughtfulness have been outstanding. As with all of us who are human I occasionally have a down day and feel sorry for myself. Five minutes in the company of so many good people and I include all our users here serves to put a huge smile on my face.
Thank you to everyone I encountered over these seven years, you have made my life really worth living and I hope to be able to count you all as friends in times to come.”
Wishing you the best of luck Brian, you will be missed! Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication, we wouldn’t be here today without you. 🚴‍♂️❤️

FURTHER UPDATE 25th July 2020

Please read below message from Fusion:

“Following the government announcement that leisure centres may reopen, we have been analysing the safety and financial challenges ahead. The Covid crisis has had a huge financial impact on the sector and UKactive have confirmed that projected footfall and income will be significantly down over the next year, whilst operating within the new guidelines.

We are working with Southend-on-Sea Borough Council to look at the options for a phased return of leisure centre provision, but we do not expect all activities at all facilities to resume immediately. At this stage Southend Leisure & Tennis Centre will not be opening on the 25th July. However, please be assured, we are working closely with Southend-on-Sea Borough Council to assess the situation and will bring you news as soon as possible. We know your leisure facilities are really important for your health and well-being and we want them open again as soon as they are safe and viable, so we hope that you will bear with us during this time.”

Just Ride Southend will be unable to go ahead with any sessions. As soon as we know more we will update you all. We thank everyone for their ongoing support and hope to see you again very soon. ❤️🚴‍♂️

Update – 24th June 2020

Hi Everyone,
We would just like to give you another quick update.
We are still unsure as to when the centre will officially open again and unfortunately until this happens we have no choice but to remain close.
Without the centre we do not have any access to water or toilet facilities.
We have had many discussions and will ensure a safe plan is in place for when we resume. As soon as we have any new details we will update you.
In the meantime thank you all for your continued support and patience, we look forward to seeing you at the track, hopefully soon. ❤️🚴‍♂️

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