The partnership brings the Ford RideLondon-Essex 100, 60 and 30 mass participation rides into the county.
Essex has a strong history of cycling events, from the London 2012 Olympic mountain biking at Hadleigh Park, to the 2014 Tour de France route hosted on some of Essex’s roads – we’re certainly a county mad about cycling. RideLondon has given the county the opportunity to continue this legacy and inspire residents to hop on two wheels, whether it be in mass participation event or simply by swapping the car for active travel methods.
Ford RideLondon-Essex will enable organisations in Essex to benefit from significant funding from The London Marathon Foundation – the parent charity of the event organisers London Marathon Events. £1 million was allocated to Essex in 2022 and a further £750,000 in 2023 by The Foundation for projects that will inspire activity, support people of all ages and abilities to participate in sport and physical activity and increase participation. To find out more about the fund, click here.