Getting Around The Local Area By Bike

Depending on how confident and fit a cyclist you are, there are a range of destinations that can be accessed by bike from Elsenham.

Locally, it takes just a few minutes to reach most of the amenities within Elsenham, including the Tesco Express, schools, a post office and more. Many of the local roads are residential in nature, with low speeds, making them pretty beginner friendly. You can check out our guide to road cycling, if you feel unsure.

If you’re a more experienced cyclist, with confidence on the road, it takes around 25 minutes to reach Bishop’s Storford by bike, which could be quicker than driving during peak times considering traffic and the time it can take to park. Similarly, Stanstead Mountfitchet is just under a 15-minute cycle, where you’ll find a range of amenities.

Nearby, you’ll also find both on-road and off-road sections of the National Cycle Network. The nearest route runs along Mill Lane and connects with both route 50, route 11 and route 16.

You can explore all of the National Cycle Network on the Sustrans website, where you’ll find a handy map, a list of recommended routes and much more.

For more information on cycling locally visit our useful cycling guides and resources page.

Planning a Journey by Bike

If you are unfamiliar with the local area and looking to plan a route by bike, an online route planner can be a really useful tool to use. You can enter your journey start point and end point and the route planner will display a number of route options on a handy map. Alongside easy to follow directions it will tell you how far the journey is, how long it will take, and even how hilly it is.

Cycle Streets is a handy website that allows you to plan your journey. Simply enter your start and end points and away you go!

Why cycle?

Cycling is rapidly growing in popularity, and through the CV19 pandemic has for many people become an essential travel option. Cycling has always, however, been a great way to travel around for those able to do so. It offers many personal benefits, such as improved health and cost savings. It also offers significant benefit to the environment and local community, helping to take cars off the road, reducing pollution and reducing congestion.

Cycling can also be a great commuter travel option. If you’re new to cycling or aren’t really sure where to starting with your cycle-commute then check out some of our handy guidance on buying a commuter bike, commuting by bike whatever the weather and the benefits of choosing to travel actively.