The flat terrain and quiet roads make the island a perfect place for cycling. Riders of all ages and abilities can reach Churchend, the island’s quiet old main village. The four mile circuit beyond the village includes a stretch of gravelled road suitable only for touring cycles or mountain bikes with stout tyres. Three circuits round this will complete your 23 mile trip and allow you to reach the most isolated part of the island.
The area is rich in wildlife and a haven for birds. You stand a good chance of seeing avocet, geese, herons, kestrels, merlins and many other birds.
Remember however that the island is owned by the Ministry of Defence and that photography, including the use of webcams, is not allowed on the island.
Why not get a group of your family and friends together and have a really enjoyable day out whilst giving a boost to your favourite charity?
This is the most important source of money for your chosen charity. Please try and get as much support for your ride as you can. If you wish to support the charitable aims of Rotary International we invite you to submit your sponsorship online through VirginMoneyGiving at no cost to you. Go to www.uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charities/tbayrotary
All entrants will receive a commemorative medal on completion of the ride to recognise their achievement.
Our warmest thanks go to the MoD, QinetiQ and to the Parish Council of Foulness for their assistance, and to the residents of Foulness Island and Great Wakering for their co-operation and forbearance. Without them this event could not be held.