Cycling is a fun, safe and healthy activity the whole family can enjoy

Chelmsford has a superb cycling network and many routes to choose from. Building on the excitement and inspiration of the Tour De France, the Council is keen to encourage more people to get into cycling and is supporting various initiatives to provide a safe cycling environment and improved facilities.



If you are out and about on the bike, why not encourage others by sharing your fun pictures by adding #cyclechelmsford.


WoMEn TIME cycling

We are supporting more women get in to cycling.

There are lots of cycling activities including Learn to Ride, Led Cycle Rides (on and off-road) for women-only . For more information click on the Women Time Cycling link on the right hand side of the page or email


Led Cycle Rides and Bike Maintenance

We are supporting CTC, the national cycling charity, to offer family-friendly cycle rides, bike maintenance and cycling sessions. There will be new courses taking place in summer 2016 so keep an eye on this page for more information.

Cycling Tips

Richard Monk from CTC the cycling charity shares his top tips for getting back into cycling. Click on the Cycling Tips link on the right hand side of the page.


Cycle Routes and Maps for Essex

A number of new cycling maps for the county have been produced by Essex County Council. Click on the Cycle Routes link at the right of the page for more information.


Chelmer Cycling Club

Chelmer Cycling Club are a really friendly cycling club where everybody is made welcome. They offer a wide range of activities ranging from their gentle ‘Family’ rides on Saturdays to high-level competitive cycling. They have an active youth development programme and hold lots of social events. For more information click the link on the right hand side of the page, or contact Chris Whiley on 01245 258784 or at


Chelmsford Youth Cycling Club

A Chelmsford based cycling club that exists to provide leisure and competitive mountain biking opportunities for children, young people and families living in the Chelmsford area. We meet to ride most Saturday mornings at 9:15am for a 9:30 start.


Get in touch via our facebook page or telephone Keith Smith on  07707 997307 or Ed Beighton on 07788 131300 for more details.


Chelmsford Chain Links

The Chelmsford Chainlinks were formed from a Cycling UK project to get people back cycling. They loved it so much that they now head out every Thursday at 10am for a cycle ride of approximately 20 miles to a nice country water hole. The emphasis is on fun and being sociable. Contact Peter Rymill on 01245 267838 or email for more information.