Go cycling in


Come join one of our activities in Chelmsford! We operate the Women Time rides around the Central Park area alongside Chelmsford City Council.

What's on in Chelmsford?

Join our enjoyable cycle rides and confidence sessions in Chelmsford. We run Women Time and family rides, exploring the beautiful riverside and quiet cycle routes around Chelmsford from our base at Central Park and we also help people to learn to cycle or improve their skills.

We have bikes available if you don’t have one, so there’s no excuse. All our sessions are completely free, thanks to funding from Chelmsford City Council.

We meet at the container by the open space at Meteor Way, off Waterhouse Lane, CM1 2RL. You can get there easily from town, through Central Park and over the stone bridge by the railway viaduct.

Women Time confidence sessions

Tuesdays & Saturdays, 10:00am (Women only)

Happy Handlebars, in association with Chelmsford City Council, leads women-only cycling confidence-building learn-to-ride sessions every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:00am.

Whether you’ve never cycled before, or would just like a refresher, this is the perfect introduction led by our experienced instructors.

Women Time rides

Tuesdays & Saturdays, 11:00am (Women only)

Happy Handlebars, in association with Chelmsford City Council, leads Women-only cycle rides every Tuesday at 11am. We use the excellent network along the rivers Chelmer and can and follow quiet routes around Broomfield, Springfield, Chelmer Village and Sandford Mill, Baddow and Galleywood as well as everyone’s favourite – the Writtle Route all the way to Hylands.

Saturday family rides

Saturdays at 11:00am

We have gentle, relaxing cycle rides for everyone on Saturdays. We go at a gentle pace, suitable for all the family. These start at 11am in the same place as the Women Time rides.

The rides are guided by experienced ride leaders and supported by the volunteers from Chelmsford Chainlinks cycle group.

Other cycling groups in Chelmsford

There is even more cycling organised in Chelmsford, run by a variety of other groups. We’ve compiled a directory of many of these groups, which you can view by clicking the button below.

Contact us about our work in Chelmsford

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us about our work in Chelmsford.

Join an activity or ride

You can register to be part of an activity or ride from our website.