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 17mph 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 at 15mph

2 hours at 17mph


3 hours at 15mph

3 hours at 17mph

Ride 2h 15mph

Total distance: 29.97 mi
Max elevation: 400 ft
Min elevation: 177 ft
Total climbing: 1424 ft
Total descent: -1421 ft

Ride 2 hours at 17mph

Total distance: 35.38 mi
Max elevation: 400 ft
Min elevation: 177 ft
Total climbing: 1686 ft
Total descent: -1683 ft

Ride 3 hours at 15mph

Total distance: 44.2 mi
Max elevation: 410 ft
Min elevation: 164 ft
Total climbing: 2146 ft
Total descent: -2146 ft

Ride 3h 17mph

Total distance: 52.38 mi
Max elevation: 400 ft
Min elevation: 161 ft
Total climbing: 2461 ft
Total descent: -2461 ft