Pedal Power returns at Ride for Helen Essex!

Registration is now closed but you can still sign up on the day!

If you would like to register on the day please print this form, fill in and bring along with you to make the sign up process quicker!

Click here for the Ride for Helen sign up form

We are delighted to announce that our annual cycle event Ride for Helen Essex is taking place on Sunday 15th May 2022 for its ninth year and registration is now open! 

Headline sponsors

We are also pleased to announce that Bellway are headline sponsors of Ride for Helen Essex 2022! 

Greg Spires​, Land and Planning Graduate at Bellway said; “As a major developer across Essex, we are delighted to be sponsoring and supporting Helen Rollason Cancer Charity for the ‘Ride for Helen’ event in 2022. We have admired the outstanding efforts of Helen Rollason across the county, and indeed the country, for many years and we are optimistic that the event will be a resounding success. We have been consistently supportive in our fundraising efforts for our own charity partner, Cancer Research UK, and we are relishing the opportunity to show our support for Helen Rollason as they continue to do an invaluable service for those affected by cancer.” 

Cyclists from across the county and beyond will be meeting at Crix in Hatfield Peverel, Essex to take part in this fantastic, family-friendly event which offers a choice of five cycling routes to suit all capabilities. All ages and abilities are welcome to join in as individuals or as a team and included in the registration price is a fundraising pack, route maps, route signage, first aid support, mobile mechanic support and recovery, refreshments and a medal for finishers. 

This year there are five scenic routes through the beautiful Essex countryside with distances of 6 miles, 15 miles, 30 miles, 50 miles (back for 2022!) and 65 miles all starting and finishing at Hatfield Peverel. 

6 miles – For the beginner or families with children, cycling on country lanes and roads around Hatfield Peverel. All adult registrations for the 6 mile route qualify for TWO FREE CHILD places.  

15 miles – For the occasional cyclist looking for a pleasant ride passing through Church End, Rank’s Green, and Fairstead. 

30 miles – For the regular cyclist looking for a challenge, cycling on roads passing through Rank’s Green, White Notley, Silver End, Kelvedon and Great Braxted. 

50 miles – For the keen adult cyclist on roads passing through Gt. Leighs, Felsted, Thaxted, Stisted, Black Notley and Fairstead. 

65 miles – For the experienced adult cyclist looking for a challenging ride passing through Great Leighs, Felsted, Thaxted, Steeple Bumpstead, Finchingfield, Stisted, Black Notley and Fairstead. 

Helen Rollason Cancer Charity ‘spokes-person’ and Community Fundraiser Karen Mitchell said; We are pleased to announce that registration for our Ride for Helen Essex event taking place on Sunday 15th May 2022 is now open! 

We are so excited for Ride for Helen Essex 2022, and plans are already well underway. Bellway have kindly decided to be our Headline Sponsor, which is incredible! We want 2022 to be the most successful year to date so please sign up today, individually or as a team! 

It costs around £850,000 annually to keep our charity operational. Therefore, we really need to make this event a success and raise as much money as possible to keep supporting those with cancer.” 

Please note, should the event be cancelled due to Coronavirus you will be entitled to a full refund.  

If cycling isn’t your thing but you’d still like to get involved, why not volunteer on the day? We have lots of fun and exciting roles for you to get stuck into – call us on 01245 380719 for more information or email  

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