Cycling in Essex

Riding a bike is a great way to get about in Essex, since the area is quite flat and there are some really good off-road cycle routes.

Visit Essex have created five cycling routes passing through various locations in Essex. The routes provide the perfect opportunity to explore much of the county. A number of shorter alternatives are incorporated in each one of the routes for those simply wanting a few hours of pleasant exploration. The maps allow you to pick up the route at any point and follow it in either direction. All maps also provide information on places of interest and attractions to visit along the way together with accommodation and places to eat. However, please remember that these are recommended routes only, and those straying away from it will still find many equally rewarding alternatives.

The cake escape is encouraging Essex residents and visitors to grab their bikes and cycle through some of the most beautiful places in Essex. The cake escape combines a little exercise with exploration of the countryside and the best of local café culture. Find out more here!

You can find a wealth of information about cycle hire and where to ride in Essex, by clicking on the links below. Happy cycling!

Basildon, Castle Point and Rochford



Braintree and Witham




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Essex all time stats

  • 133 Organisations
  • 2,162 People
  • 473 New riders
  • 1,712,421 Miles
  • 126,299 Rides
  • 220,840 lbs CO2
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