Cycling in Essex is a great way to stay fit and enjoy the outdoors. Though brushing up to London, Essex offers breath-taking countryside and excellent cycle routes. Indeed, the 2014 Tour de France passed through our region! Essex is rich in cycle clubs and cycling routes, making it a great place for local families and Londoners alike to get out in the fresh autumn air.
Why Go Cycling in Essex?
Cycling has a number of benefits for health and well-being. From strengthening your immune system to encouraging weight loss, or growing your social circle and cutting your risk of heart disease, cycling offers a number of advantages. With great transport links to London and the Southeast, Essex is a great choice for weekend cycling trips. While Essex may suffer from some unfortunate stereotypes, our region’s exceptional countryside, great cycle routes and active cycling community will surprise and delight you. For example, The Cake Escape route takes you through stunning villages and countryside and rewards you with stops at some of our finest local cafés.
Rural Cycling in Essex
As with walking in Essex, our region has done well developing a network of cycle routes. These routes take in miles of countryside and coastline, bringing you through some of the most beautiful areas of the Southeast. For example, ride through ‘Constable Country’. This area of gently rolling landscape broken by Dedham church, mills and barns was immortalised by the 19th century painter. Likewise, explore Finchingfield, ‘the most photographed village in England’ in a cycle tour through some of the prettiest English villages. Finally, with the seasons changing, enjoy autumn colour in our woodlands and gardens.
Cycle in Essex, Stay with Us
As a top Stansted B&B based in the lovely market town of Great Dunmow, Harwood House is a great place to come to after a long day’s cycling. Convenient to the Home Counties or Stansted Airport for those adventurous souls coming from further afield, we are ideally positioned for you to enjoy the scenic beauty of our region. Fancy a cycling holiday in Essex? Book online and we’ll put our local-knowledge to work for you.