Get on your bike with National Express
National Express East Anglia is once again giving its support to local cyclists taking part in the annual London to Southend bike ride on Sunday 19 July.
To get more than 400 local cyclists to the start of the event at Victoria Park in East London, National Express East Anglia, is laying on two special trains from Southend Victoria to Stratford. The two trains, which are exclusively for the use of cyclists participating in the event, leave Southend Victoria station at 06.30 and 06.33 respectively. The 06.33 service will call at Rayleigh (0645) and Wickford (0652).
The ride, now is its tenth year, follows a 58 mile route through the villages of South Essex, finishing with music, refreshments and sports massages at Southend’s Priory Park. The route is fully signed and marshalled with mobile First Aid and cycle mechanic support. Refreshment stops are provided along the way.
To get weary London based cyclists home again after the event, National Express East Anglia will also be putting extra carriages on its Southend Victoria to London services throughout the entire day.
Barry Laver National Express East Anglia’s Station Manager at Southend Victoria said: ‘We are once again delighted to be supporting the London to Southend bike ride, by making travel simpler for local cyclists both before and after the event’.