On our bikes this summer

We are getting on our bikes again this summer with plenty of rides in the warmer months in the countryside near London. 

This year we are focussing on Essex and Herts. The rides are typically 25 to 30 miles with stops for lunch and sometimes also for afternoon tea.

Suitable for anyone who can ride a bike.


Cycling in Essex - Central London Outdoor GroupExploring the countryside on a bike




For example


  • Rickmansworth to Bricket Wood 
  • Essex villages and churches - a circular ride from Ingatestone
  • Essex villages and rivers - Chelmsford to Ingatestone via Maldon 
  • Essex woods, lanes and birdlife - Billericay to Chelmsford via Maldon
  • Essex lanes, villages and old railway line - Sawbridgeworth to Braintree
  • Essex lanes, villages and ruined castle - Sawbridgeworth to Hatfield Peverel


We are also going cycling around Lake Constance for 5 days in June and then in July we are off to Chichester for a cycling and sea kayaking weekend.


Cycling a disused railway line