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We had a crazy idea….

As some of you already know Just Ride Southend are taking on a huge challenge this year… we are going to cycle to Manchester in a day!

June 2019 we will be completing our 250 mile cycle in one day as a relay team. If we use all the daylight hours around midsummer we need to average 15mph to achieve our goal. Not Tour de France speeds but still a very real challenge on roads that are open to traffic.

Our number will include three tandems as well as solo riders. The tandems will include an all female bike, a visually impaired rider and one of our trustees who has Cerebral Palsy.

Simply Cycling (based in Manchester) were our inspiration and mentors from the beginning. It’s our 5th and their 15th anniversary next year so this challenge is the perfect opportunity to fundraise and celebrate all we have achieved.

Simply cycling are going to travel over a number of days and arrive as a team and then stay over with us. We are all so excited!

Here’s Gwen and Helen, first practice run on the tandem!


We are delighted to announce that Just Ride Southend have been selected as a finalist for Procter & Gamble’s Community Matters Charity Awards!

Procter & Gamble will be doing some filming at the track on Saturday 10th November, so please all show them your biggest smiles, as always!

If you do not wish to be on film please take the necessary precautions to avoid being in the shot.

Mencap Magazine

As many of you know David and Brian took part in the London to Southend Bike Ride in July. Have a little read of their amazing accomplishment. David raised a massive £1,015 in total!


Just a quick reminder that we are closed Saturday 11th August due to a prior booking at the track!
See you all next week

Charitable Status

We have some very exciting news…
Just Ride Southend is now an official charity!
The application process took longer then expected but we are finally there, massive thank you to all involved.
Our Charitable Incorporated Organisation number is 1179453.
We are all over the moon! Another reason to be celebrating at our 4th Birthday celebrations on Tuesday 14th August! 🎉😁🚴‍♀️


These sessions are aimed at adults and children who would like to learn to ride two-wheeled bikes (without stabilisers). The cost is £2 per rider and places need to be booked in advance. You are welcome to bring your own bike and helmet, or you can borrow ours. The session will take place on the High Jump area of Garons athletics track during our regular Just Ride session.

The session times are as follows:

Wednesday 15th August
10:00 – 10:45
10:45 – 11:30
11:30 – 12:15
12:15 – 13:00

Saturday 18th August
10:00 – 10:45 Fully Booked
10:45 – 11:30
11:30 – 12:15 Fully Booked
12:15 – 13:00
If you would like to book a place, please email stating the name and age of the rider and your preferred date and session times.


A massive congratulations to David and Brian who completed Sunday’s London to Southend bike ride. They were the second tandem to cross the finish line!
What a great achievement! Thank you to all who supported and donated.

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