Boy, girl, woman and man in a line cycling along countryside trail

We are so pleased to announce our cycling program for this summer. We will have a Learn 2 Ride and balance bike open day with smoothie bike and giveaways, family cycling and Ride London events. You will also be able to Explore Chelmsford on your bike for your chance to win prizes!

Balance bike and learn to ride

Come along to our one-day event at South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre and book into a of our sessions on Thursday 11 April.

You can call South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre on 01245 605600 to book onto one of our sessions. You can also email for more information.

You can try either balance bikes or the Learn 2 Ride sessions at the following times:

  • 9.30am to 10.15am
  • 10.30am to 11.15am
  • 11.30am to 12.15pm
  • 1pm to 1.45pm
  • 2pm to 2.45pm
  • 3pm to 3.45pm

Sessions cost £1 per person and you can also make your own smoothie on our smoothie bike and receive a goody bag.

We will provide balance bikes, but you will need to bring your own bike for the Learn 2 Ride sessions.

Whitsun Half term activities

Come along and get a chance to try a balance bikes, learn to ride a bike and get certified in bikeability level 1,2, and 3. You must book to secure you place.

We will publish further details about these activities soon.

Ride London

Ride London is back! Come and cheer on the cyclists on the Ride London route on Sunday 26 May. 

We will publish further details about this event soon.

Explore Chelmsford

If you're bored of your usual cycle or walking routes, or want to get more active outside, but aren’t sure where to start, you can try our family friendly routes.

There are short, medium and long route options, so you can choose one to suit you. The ‘I Spy’ challenges keep you on your toes, answer them all correctly and enter in a prize draw!

Each self-guided route takes you through some of Chelmsford’s and South Woodham Ferrers' prettiest scenery. They avoid large roads with safety in mind, so are perfect for building confidence. The maps also highlight interesting places to visit along the way, spots to take a pit stop, and the best backdrops for a family selfie. Some of them even have ping-pong tables en-route, so you can mix it up with a different form of exercise! 

Visit for more information.

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