London to Southend 23rd March 2018
Ride leader: Titus.
After the quiet winter months the long awaited Fridays Night Ride season is almost upon us again with the chance to enjoy the wonders of nocturnal two wheel adventures with friends and strangers as we make our way along the Thames Estuary to Southend on Friday 23rd March 2018.
The Southend Ride like all London based Rides this year will be starting at the new Fridays Central which is now located under Waterloo Bridge on the Southbank next to the British Film Institute.
After the usual briefing we will set off at Midnight crossing the Thames and following the Embankment to the City with its amazing views. Here instead of joining our usual route along the Mile End Road we will join the Thames Path through St Katherine’ and Tobacco Docks and onwards to Wapping before we head East once again through East London and Essex.
The halfway stop once again will be the Services at Junction 31 which may not be great for food choice but offers space and warmth if the weather isn’t being kind. When we head back onto the road again we will heading north into the stunning Essex countryside before turning south towards Southend and breakfast. If the weather is against us we will take a more direct route instead.
Breakfast once again will be at Beaches Cafe bases on the beach with south facing views overlooking the pier and Thames Estuary.
The Southend Ride being our shortest and flattest route is always the perfect way to start the season or experience your first Friday’s Night Ride to the Coast.