Braintree District, Brentwood Borough, Chelmsford City, Colchester Borough, Epping Forest District, Harlow District, Maldon District, Tendring District, Uttlesford District
Benefits of cycling
Cycling is a great activity that can help you get active and improve your overall health. Cycling is a low impact activity so it can be enjoyed by absolutely everyone.
reduces the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke
boosts your mood and keep your weight under control
is easy to fit into your daily routine by riding to the shops, park, school or work
has low impact- it causes less strain and injuries than most other forms of exercise
is a fun way to get fit– the adventure and buzz you get from coasting down hills and being outdoors means you are more likely to continue to cycle regularly, compared to other physical activities that keep you indoors or require special times or places
Trailnet run a number of cycling activities in Brentwood.
Cycling in the Braintree district
Saturday gentle rides with Happy Handlebars – PDF poster
Wednesdays Easy Rides with Easy riders- PDF poster
Learn to Ride: Do you want to learn how to ride a bike in fun and sociable environment for ladies only? If so, why not give Women time a go? The sessions, running until June are designed to give you the confidence and to try cycling, whether you’ve not ridden a bike for years or have never ridden a bike.
Cycling- led cycle rides: Do you want to go for a bike ride in a fun and sociable environment for like-minded ladies? If so, there are a number of sessions for you designed to use existing riding skill or new skills learnt, but give you the confidence on and off road. Find out when and where they are taking place.
Colchester Orbital – Approximately 14-15 miles in length, the Colchester Orbital is a circular walk/cycle route around the periphery of the town, taking advantage of and connecting some of its loveliest green spaces and off-road pathway networks.
Happy Handlebars is a project to encourage everyone in Essex to discover the pleasure of cycling. In partnership with en-form (Colchester’s environmental information centre) we host a vast selection of cycle rides, groups and activities for people of all ages. Visit their website for more information.
Cycle Colchester – its website seeks to keep the community up to date with what is happening locally to promote and support cycling, whether you are a beginner, looking to cycle more, or into the sporty/competitive side of cycling.
Bike and Go is a flexible bike hire scheme which is available from 70 participating train stations across the UK including Clacton-on-Sea and Colchester train stations . Whether you’re visiting friends, commuting to work or you fancy a day out.
Bike & Go is the ideal solution to get you to your destination quickly and with ease. For more information please visit the Bike and Go website.
Led ride program available for introductory cycling session. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website.
Epping cycling for health programme
The Cycling for Health programme is a series of weekly led rides in the Epping Forest and Lee Valley organised by Epping Forest District Council Community Services. All the Cycling for Health routes are generally traffic free as we use bridleways or walking paths. The rides are approximately two hours long and we cover a distance of between 6 to 10 miles. All our routes are graded easy through to hard. Find out more on their website or email: email@example.com
Cycling in Uttlesford
Uttlesford is a largely rural district, which can make it harder to get about on a bike. However, there are some lovely cycle routes that can be enjoyed as part of a leisure activity. If you are interested in this place visit the Uttlesford District Council website for a list of all the cycling routes.
Cycling in Tendring
Holland on Sea residents association runs a monthly bike ride on traffic free route 150 on the last Sunday of every month. Meet at Kingscliff Hotel at 10.30am. Find out more here.