- 30th Mar 2018 - 2nd Apr 2018
- Park Inn by Radisson
Clarion Cycling Club Easter Meet Weekend 2018 in Southend-On-Sea Friday 30th March to Monday 2nd April
Venue: Park Inn by Radisson Palace Hotel, Church Road, Southend-On-Sea SS1 2AL Tel: 01702455155
The Park Inn Hotel overlooks the Adventure Island amusement park, pier and seafront. It is a short walk from both Stations and opposite the multi-storey car park (discounts available to hotel guests). A number of hotel rooms are available at a special discounted price; just call the hotel and mention Clarion Cycling club.
Programme of Events
Friday Evening, sign in, collect your goody bag which will include an Easter Meet Ribbon together with some special Clarion themed Rock! Friday evening is primarily an informal get together with a welcome drink in the hotel bar and a short welcome speech. A relative of Tom Groom one of the founders of the Clarion Cycling club will also be attending. Meals available in the hotel or there are lots of places to eat nearby.
10 am Conference (AGM) at Hadleigh Park Essex, SS7 2PP. Coffee will be available from 09:45 for those attending conference as well as those exploring Hadleigh Park.
Explore the 500 acres Hadleigh Country park
Visit Hadleigh Castle
Visit the Rare Breed Centre and meet Dylan the Donkey or Cookie the Exmoor Pony
Opportunity to ride the 5km 2012 Olympic Mountain Bike Course
Test your MTB skills on the Pump Track
Bike Hire is available at Hadleigh Park, photo ID is required to hire bikes.
6 pm Get together in the hotel, Watch a selection of cycling short films including the Tricycle Marathon made by Pathe and the recently produced film on the last Clarion House which includes some Blackpool Clarion members!
8 pm Disco
10 mile Time Trial, contact Steve Clarke to reserve your place
There will be two social rides one of which will be to Foulness Island. We have been given special permission for a limited number of Clarion cyclists to cycle onto Foulness Island which is normally closed to the public. Cycle Helmets must be worn at all times and no photography is allowed. For more details please contact London Clarion or to sign up see Alex or Alan on Friday evening.
3 Course Dinner including a speech by guest of honour Maurice Burton and Prize Presentation. Menu choices will be requested after tickets have been purchased. Formal dinner on Sunday evening includes a glass of wine or a pint of one of our two special Clarion Real Ales brewed in Sussex.
Raffle which includes a chance to win various prizes including tickets for the Revolution series, as well as prizes donated by Brompton Bikes.
The weekend is family friendly with both cycling events and lots to see and do in Southend. You can take a trip along the longest pier in the World, visit Adventure Island amusement park or stroll through the quaint fishing village of nearby Leigh on Sea. For those cycling, there will be both Mountain Biking and Road Cycling as well as an opportunity to visit the 2012 Olympic MTB course Hadleigh Park.
Do I need to be a member of the Nation Clarion Cycling Club to attend?
Yes, you do. If you are not already a member of the National Clarion Cycling Club then please join your local section or join as a private member. https://clarioncc.org/join-us/
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is a car park opposite the Park Inn Hotel
There is a car park at Hadleigh Park for Saturday
Southend Central train station is 5 minutes walk from the Park Inn Hotel.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s the refund policy?
14 days before the event starts.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Can I buy a ticket without using Eventbrite?
Yes you can buy tickets by sending completing Clarion Cycling Club Easter Meet 2018 – Offline Booking Form and sending a cheque payable to London Clarion Cycling Club to 24 Brunel Road, London, SE16 6HZ
What is the Home of the 2012 Olympic MTB Course Hadleigh Park like?
There are several videos on YouTube about Hadleigh Park here are a couple:-
A special discounted early bird hotel rate has been negotiated with the Park Inn Hotel which will be the HQ for the weekend. You can learn a bit about the Park Inn Hotel and it’s history on the BBC website Learn a bit about the history of the Park Inn Hotel Southend
To benefit from the special rate you need to call the hotel Tel 01702455155 and mention National Clarion Easter Meet 2018. Early booking is recommended to ensure availability.
- £60 Bed/Breakfast Twin / Double Room
- £55 Bed/Breakfast Single Room
- Per Room Per Night
- £10 Extra per room per night for a sea view