Cycling in Tendring

A family on a cycle ride through the countryside

There’s no better way to explore the Essex Sunshine Coast than by bike.  Offering an abundance of bike riding opportunities, the diversity of the area lends itself to all cycling preferences making Tendring the perfect area discover on two wheels!  

Whether you enjoy coastal routes against the back drop of our stunning coastline or the natural beauty and peacefulness of the Countryside, there will various points of interest for you to enjoy on your journey.

More information:

Plan your visit at or call the Visitor Information Centre, Clacton on 01255 686633.

Tour de Tendring

Tour de Tendring 2024 – Sunday, May19th.

Timings: 60 & 20 mile route: 8.00am-9.00am.

Routes:  60 or 20 mile circular routes.

Choosing a Start and Finish point in either, Dovercourt (Harwich) or Clacton-on-Sea, the shared routes will connect the two towns.  With 60 or 20 mile circular routes, cycle through the picturesque district of Tendring - perfect cycling country with quiet roads, low hills and views to the sea.

The journey will take you past many points of interest including St Osyth with its historic Martello Tower, Great Bentley - which boasts the biggest village green in England and Great Oakley, its roots stretching back to the Domesday Book and, of course, Clacton - famous for its pier, pleasure gardens and seafront.  Unwind at both Finish-points where your supporters, colleagues, nearest & dearest, friends etc. can give you a warm welcome!

CLACTON START/FINISH: Hazlemere site, Lyndhurst Rd., Holland-on-Sea, CO15 5HT.

DOVERCOURT(HARWICH) START/FINISH: Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles, Wick Lane, Dovercourt, Harwich, CO12 3TS.

For more information, route details and to take the challenge and sign up, visit


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