Cycling in Bradwell, with Bradwell Outdoors.

CYCLING IN THE DISTRICT

Short, easy circular tours or longer itineraries, mostly on quiet country lanes, allow both the occasional and committed cyclist to enjoy this area to the full. Whether you wish to visit the interesting towns, pretty rural villages or sample some of the excellent village pubs you will always find something to discover.

A Maldon Cycle map covering Maldon and Heybridge is available from the Maldon District Tourist Information Centre, along with a wide selection of cycle routes available to purchase ranging from a couple of miles to long distance routes.

Far and wide

A circular route, mostly on quiet country lanes, visiting Beeleigh, Woodham Walter, Woodham Mortimer, New Hall Vineyard and Purleigh Village. OS map 168. Distance - 14 Miles.

Two Rivers Way

A cycle route starting at Burnham-on-Crouch, heading north to explore the Dengie Peninsula situated between the two rivers Blackwater and Crouch. This guide provides alternative starting points and is described as a day ride - moderate level and circular route with some areas on the road. OS Map 168. Distance - 25 miles or 12 miles with the suggested shortcut.

The Byrhtnoth Tour

This tour takes a circular route to the south of Maldon, also visiting the north shore of the River Crouch. Visiting along the way, a vineyard, a smugglers haunt, the site of the Battle of Maldon and a 14th Century Church in a wood. OS Map 168. Distance - 22miles.

The Blackwater Ride

This tour visits two villages on the north shore of the Blackwater Estuary as it meanders through the Essex Countryside. OS Map 168. Distance - 34 miles.

NATIONAL CYCLE NETWORK

Access over 25,000 miles of walking and cycling networks across the UK. Sustrans is the UK's leading sustainable transport charity.

The Maldon District is part of National Route 1.

To find out more visit their website