Following its success in 2022, RideLondon, one of the world’s greatest cycling events, is returning to Essex!
Essex County Council has agreed a one-year contract with the organisers, London Marathon Events, to host the event again on Sunday 28 May 2023.
The most up-to-date information on the route road closures and a route map is available on the Community info page on the RideLondon website.
Grants available for communities and schools
The London Marathon Charitable Trust (LMCT) is providing a grant of £1 million to invest in encouraging people to be more active across Essex.
Find Your Active
Organisations, groups and instructors from Essex, Southend, Thurrock can apply for this funding and the money can be used to start up new activities or increase the numbers attending existing activities, all with the aim of getting more people active.
School Active Travel Grant
Schools will be encouraged to apply for the Essex School Active Travel Grant funding, to help promote healthier active travel methods for both pupils and families. Schools will be able to utilise the funding to start or expand their School Active Travel Plan and help overcome any existing barriers currently preventing communities to travel actively to school.
Essex Pedal Power
Building upon established active travel initiatives in Essex, the £1 million funding will also help to expand Essex Pedal Power; a community-based cycling initiative that has been piloted in Clacton and Jaywick Sands, where eligible residents can apply for a free bike, with the aim of making cycling more accessible for everyone. New Essex Pedal Power programmes are being planned for Colchester, Basildon and Harwich.