Cycling in Havering
With miles of cycle paths and scenic routes through our parks and open spaces, there's never been a better time to get out of your car and on your bike!
The borough is a great place to ride your bike - whether you're commuting to/from work or school, exercising, or simply having fun.
An extensive network of quiet traffic-free roads which form part of the National Cycle Network make travelling from A to B safe and quick, and the large number of parks and open spaces in Havering also offer great opportunities to get onto two wheels.
With lots of cyclists living in the borough and a wealth of forums, clubs and organisations to hand you are never far from a friendly group of people who you can ask for technical advice or meet up and ride with. All you need to do is ask.
Havering Council embraces cycling within the borough - for both business or leisure - and is committed to providing and maintaining a range of related services for its residents.
To encourage more people of all ages to get in the saddle and discover cycling, regular bike security marking in Romford Market, led rides around the area for beginners and enthusiasts alike, and riding and maintenance courses are all provided so that you can get the most out of your bike.
Find out more about cycling in Havering at the pages below.
- Free cycle training courses
- 'Cycling for All' scheme at the Thames Chase Forest Centre
- Local area cycle groups
- Cycling at the RSPB Nature Reserve, Rainham
Cycling for all
London Borough of Havering are delighted to be working in partnership with Positive Parents, Trailnet, Thames Chase Trust and the Forestry Commission to launch a new family initiative - Cycling For All - at the Thames Chase Forest Centre.
The council have invested in a range of specially adapted bikes and trikes so children of all ages and abilities can experience riding in the glorious open countryside at Thames Chase, Upminster.
All the family can join in as standard adult bikes and children's bikes and trikes are also available to hire.
Thames Chase Forest Centre boasts a great countryside experience with a cafe and walking and running trails. We look forward to welcoming you there.
Cycling incentives for business
Do you work for or run a business that employs more than 5 people? You may be eligible for free cycle stands and support to get your workforce cycling.
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