Cycling in Essex

Safer Greener Healthier aims to make it as easy as possible for people in Essex to travel more sustainably - walking, cycling, e-scootering or taking the bus or train – especially for shorter journeys.

Our vision is to deliver and enable safer, greener and healthier travel for current and future users of the transport network in Essex. Check out the all the information by clicking on the logo above or following the link here!

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




Bike Month - 2021

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Bike Month - 2021

  • 4 Workplaces
  • 356 Participants
  • 14 New riders
  • 34,944 Miles
  • 2,139 Trips
  • 1,223 lbs CO2

Bike Month - 2021

  • 262 Workplaces
  • 17,342 Participants
  • 794 New riders
  • 1,471,776 Miles
  • 91,189 Trips
  • 67,874 lbs CO2

Essex All time stats

  • 147 Workplaces
  • 2,262 People
  • 507 New riders
  • 2,051,333 Miles
  • 146,652 Rides
  • 234,188 lbs CO2
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