Spectators

SPECTATOR GUIDE

There are countless ways you can get involved, spectate and cheer on the riders taking on the 100-mile and 50-mile challenges! This page will be updated closer to the event to feature key locations and hotspots where you can make the most of the celebratory atmosphere and enjoy a fun filled day of family activities. You can also find our top tips for spectators below.

THE BEST SPECTATOR LOCATIONS ON THE DAY

If you are putting something special on for your local community on the day of the event, and would like to be featured on this page, please email route@veloessex.com.

HERE ARE OUR TOP TIPS FOR SPECTATORS

·            Signs at the ready! Make your own signs, bring your flags, and get ready to cheer and clap to give the riders the boost they need.

·            Come rain or shine… dress appropriately and bring sun cream or a raincoat as required.

·            Stay hydrated and bring water with you, or why not pop into one of the fantastic local tea shops or pubs along the route to stay refreshed?

·            Plan your travel: Satellite Navigation Systems such as Google Maps will recognise the road closures and can offer alternative routes. You can also take a look at the road closures here to figure out the best route.

·            Parking: Think about parking and plan your parking location ahead using appropriate parking locations. Please respect our hosts and do not block any exits, lanes, bridleways or other vehicles. Leave enough space for emergency vehicle access.

·            Take a look at our best places to watch on the day! The Finish will be located at Hylands Park where spectators will be welcoming riders back, but there are plenty of other great viewing locations all around the cycling route, so why not make the most of the celebratory atmosphere throughout Essex.