I forgot about High Beach. I used to live in Loughton and was often over that way. . .unfortunately in my pre-cycling days.wyno70 said:High beach near Waltham Abbey - Various steep routes up it and you can throw in a few of them to make a decent set!
Seems like there's a few riders from my area. I'm based in Rayleigh so know these well. Crown Hill was always a laugh on my knackered old station bike when coming home after a night out after work in the city.Domestique said:Local to Southend
Essex Way/Vicarage Hill in Benfleet
Heading west from the seafront, past Chalkwell then Leigh railway stations and up to the A13.
Bread and Cheese Hill Thundersley
Church Hill Thundersley
Crown Hill, Hambro Hill in Rayleigh
That's North Hill. It runs from Paper Mill Lock at it's North end (fantastic cake at the coffee shop) passing a couple of very nice pubs on the climb and finishing on the road that leads into Danbury. I'm doing the Essex Tunner sportive next month and I believe it ascends the hill after about 80 miles. Should be interesting.frank9755 said:I remember doing a fair old climb into Little Baddow from the North last summer.
From a quick look at the map it looks like 300ft of elevation over about a mile, from the river to the top of the village.
It is, yes. This thread just bought it to my attention and like a fool (doing the Norwich 100 the week before) I've just signed up for the 75 miler. Nostelgia - I used to live in Witham and the ride looks as if it'll go by my childhood homeheliphil said:Is that the Orchid one from Billericay ???
I would definitely not fancy it fully loaded. I almost through my bidons away 'a la tour' to save some weightfrank9755 said:I did it last year after having come from Frinton, so maybe 50 miles in, carrying full load including camping gear. That's why it sticks in my mind!