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Red Fox Cycling

Escape the City to the Essex Countryside 2022

Regular price £225.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £225.00 GBP
Tax included.

A 2 day weekend cycling and camping experience suitable for less experienced road cyclists and experienced cyclists looking for a more leisurely ride!

Dispense with any preconceptions of Essex! Its northeastern corner borders the beautiful Suffolk countryside and is dominated by acres of farmland, which means seemingly endless networks of quiet country lanes. Expect thatched country cottages, meticulously ploughed crop fields and quaint streets lined with colourfully-painted townhouses. The area is also home to the gorgeous Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which we'll have chance to explore on our second day.

          Details of the ride

          Start Dates : 
          Saturday 14 - Sunday 15 May 202
          Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 September 2022

          Start Point : Marks Tey station

          Start Time : 9:45am

          Number of miles per day : 36

          Hours of cycling per day : 4-5

          Overnight Camp : Little Ropers Woodland Camping

          End Point : Marks Tey station

          Ride Difficulty : Moderate

          The experience

          A fully guided, fully supported 2 day cycle experience in the Essex and Suffolk Countryside.

          A moderately relaxed ride with 2-3 short but steep hill climbs each day.

          Delicious Saturday picnic lunch in the pretty hamlet of Castle Hedingham.

          Opportunity to sample a selection of local wines in our campsite purchased from the local Dedham Valley Vineyard (exclusive supplier to a number of top Mayfair restaurants).

          Relaxed Saturday night dinner at the cosy Shoulder of Mutton country pub in Assington, a leisurely cross-country stroll from our overnight camp.

          Cosy wild camp at the hand-picked Little Ropers Woodland Campsite at Dorking Tye (tents, air mats, travel pillows and camping chairs all set up and provided by us).

          Secure bike storage overnight.

          Breakfast courtesy of Dorset cereals. 

          Relaxed al-fresco Sunday lunch on the magnificent green behind Polstead village hall.

          Bike hire

          Want to hire a bike for the weekend? We provide a choice of hybrid (+£79), road bike (+£90) or eBikes (+£125).

          What should I pay now?

          Choose to pay in full now or just £25 to reserve your place. We'll be in touch 6 weeks before the ride to remind you to pay the remainder.

          What's included?

          2-day guided ride.

          Support vehicle to carry bags and provide mechanical support.

          Lunch each day of the ride (2 lunches).

          Breakfast each morning of the ride (1 breakfast).

          Camping accommodation at Little Ropers Woodland Camping (tents, air mats and travel pillows all set up and provided by us).

          Snacks & water.

          A selection of wines to taste from the Dedham Vale Vineyard.

          What’s not included in the price:

          Dinner at the Shoulder of Mutton pub in Assington on Saturday night.

          Towel (for on-site showers).

          Sleeping bag.

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