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Essex 100
1 September 2019


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Essex 100 Frequently asked questions

Question: Do I need insurance?
Answer: We recommend that you have appropriate cover for you and your bike.
Question: Are spare parts available for my bike?
Answer: Yes, for most common bikes. Spares are chargeable.
Question: What happens if I get lost or get into difficulties on the day?
Answer: On the day you will be given a contact number for our ride control, who will help with any issues.
Question: How long do I have to complete the ride and what happens if I can't complete the distance?
Answer: The ride closes at 6.00pm. Very slow riders may be picked up and moved on.
Question: Do I need to wear a cycle helmet?
Answer: You must wear a cycle helmet to take part.
Question: How old do I need to be to take part?
Answer: You must be at least 16 on the day of the event; if you are under 18 you must be accompanied by an adult.
Question: What facilities are available?
Answer: There will be basic changing facilities at the start and finish and most of our feed stations will have toilet facilities. Your belongings/valuables should be locked in your car or carried with you. There are feed stations and lunch is provided on route, including vegetarian options. Riders and supporters will be able to purchase food at the finish.
Question: What are the timings for the day?
Answer: REGISTRATION: Champion: 6:45 - 7:45 Classic: 7:45 - 8:30 Cool: 8:30 - 9:00. START TIMES: Champion: 7:15 - 8:15 Classic 8:15 - 9:00 Cool:9:00 - 9:15 RIDE CLOSED: 7.30pm
Question: Is parking available?
Answer: Yes. details tbc
Question: Are there any refreshments at the start and finish?
Answer: Yes. details tbc. Food on the route at feed stations is included in your registration fee.
Question: When will I receive my number and final information?
Answer: You will receive a full information pack about 1 week ahead of the event by email and this will also be added to the website at You will collect your number with your timing chip on the day at registration.

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Key information

Event date

1 September 2019


Cool: £26.00 Classic/Champion: £38.00

Location: Colchester Community Stadium, Colchester
Registration: 6.45 - 9.00am
Start times: 7.15 - 9.15am

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Route options

Cool: 39 miles
Classic: 68 miles
Champion: 102 miles

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Event includes

    Chip timing
    Route options
    Circular route
    Feed stations
    Mechanical support
    Full signage
    Emergency cover

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