Ingatestone Pedallers Social Cycling Group are a Cycling UK affiliated group.
We undertake rides at least monthly, between March and December, all starting at Market Place, Ingatestone, Essex. These vary in length from between 10 to 30 miles. We also undertake several walks each year, also usually starting at Market Place, Ingatestone. Many of our rides are themed around local history and landscapes and therefore we are not adverse to a stop or two!
Since 2020 we have been affiliated to Cycling UK and have also been involved producing ride maps based on our routes with the assistance of funding from Essex County Council Sustainable Transport. We have also taken part in cycling campaigning (Bike Week etc.) and undertaken litter picks in the local area to encourage the responsible use of the countryside and aid the tourism industry locally. Ingatestone has a mainline railway station, easily accessible from London Liverpool Street and from East Anglia generally. Since Le Tour de France passed through this part of Essex in 2014 we have seen a large increase in cycling locally.
Information about the group rides
The rides are advertised by emailing list and locally in the media, riders varying up to some 20 members. We have a small annual membership fee or a nominal sum for each ride. We try to factor in a stop at a local cafe of which there are a number in the area, another attraction of this part of Essex with cyclists. Several members also ride off-road and there are a number of nice rides on bridleways nearby and other routes accessible from here taking cycles in vehicles or by train (we have cycled around parts of the Essex coast).
Contact Name: Robert Fletcher