RideLondon is coming to Essex

RideLondon is a legacy event from the London 2012 Olympic Games. Essex will welcome 25,000 cyclists on Sunday 29 May as RideLondon, the world’s greatest festival of cycling, comes to the county for the first time in a partnership between RideLondon and Essex County Council.

The partnership brings the RideLondon-Essex 100, 60 and 30 mass participation rides into the county. Essex will also host two stages of the RideLondon Classique, a three-day UCI Women’s WorldTour stage race for the best female riders in the world. The start and finish of the first stage on Friday 27 May will be in Maldon, while the second stage will start in Chelmsford and finish in Epping.

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.

As a result of RideLondon, communities right across the county will soon benefit from significant funding from The London Marathon Charitable Trust – funding that will inspire activity and support people of all ages and abilities to participate in sport and physical activity.

Jason Fergus, Director of Active Essex, said: “I’m delighted we are able to play an important role in bringing the prestigious RideLondon event to Essex. We know that major mass participation sporting events like RideLondon inspire people to get active, which will help to fulfil the aspirations of the new 10-year Fit for the Future Physical Activity and Sport Strategy for Essex, and our major Find Your Active campaign. Your help on the activation of RideLondon will help inspire everyone across Essex to cycle more and make physical activity a regular part of their daily lives.”


In the meantime, don’t forget to check out Visit Essex, to explore events and opportunities that are taking place across the county, throughout the year.


If you would like to see where the 100, 60 and 30 mile route takes the cyclists, use the link below.

View the route here

Do you have questions around how RideLondon – Essex may affect your area, or perhaps want to understand more?

FAQ's can be found here
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