THE official route for a world-renowned cycle race due to be partially staged in Southend was confirmed earlier this month, and it could be right near your front door.

Organisers have now announced the official route of the fourth stage of the race, which will start from East Beach in Shoebury.

It will then head north to Little Wakering before turning west onto Great Wakering and up to Rochford.

Competitors will pass through Great Stambridge, Canewdon, Ashingdon and onto Battlesbridge before they will then complete a circuit of the Maldon district.

They will eventually be brought back to Battlesbridge where they will head south through Rawreth and onto Rayleigh, onwards to Leigh, down through Chawkwell and finally crossing the line on Western Esplanade in Westcliff.

To view the route, click here.


The route is approximately 117.5km long and it is the first time one

Bosses were forced to reschedule this year’s event for October after the initial dates in June were moved due to Covid restrictions.

The Women’s Tour gets underway in Oxfordshire on October 4 and will arrive in Southend on October 7.

The fifth stage will be held in Colchester and Clacton the day after.

The event will start in Oxfordshire on October 4 where racers will visit Walsall and Atherstone before arriving in Southend.