A nice rolling route that heads down through Stansted and then eastwards, through Thaxted for the shorter rides and looping up to Steeple Bumpstead for the longer.

Care should be taken on the road down to Stansted, though traffic should be quiet at that time of day.

On the 3h tempo route care should be taken coming back through Hempstead as traffic can back up - consider going in singles and leaving a gap for cars to hop through if necessary.

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2 hours - steady

2 hours - tempo

3 hours - steady

3 hours - tempo



2 hours - steady

Total distance: 29.45 mi
Max elevation: 400 ft
Min elevation: 190 ft
Total climbing: 1532 ft
Total descent: -1529 ft


2 hours - tempo

Total distance: 34.7 mi
Max elevation: 403 ft
Min elevation: 192 ft
Total climbing: 1790 ft
Total descent: -1787 ft


3 hours - steady

Total distance: 43.39 mi
Max elevation: 410 ft
Min elevation: 164 ft
Total climbing: 2195 ft
Total descent: -2195 ft


3 hours - tempo

Total distance: 51.72 mi
Max elevation: 400 ft
Min elevation: 161 ft
Total climbing: 2566 ft
Total descent: -2566 ft