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Meet Nieky: The Cyclist that Ditched the Car

  • Date: 03/08/20

Over the last few years, increasingly more people have been ditching the car in favour of cycling, walking or taking public transport for their regular commutes. Nieky, who works at Writtle University College in Chelmsford, is one of the many people that have reaped the benefits from swapping driving for cycling, with cycling now being […]

Meet Chris: Cycle Instructor and Cycling Ambassador

  • Date: 23/07/20

Since ForwardMotion began, our cycle training has received widespread praise and recommendations from residents and organisations across South Essex. Our cycle instructors are highly-accredited and their passion for cycling has been passed on to over 1,000 people. As ForwardMotion’s cycle training sessions resume, our cycle instructors are looking forward to supporting even more people to […]

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ForwardMotion services resume as lockdown eases

  • Date: 17/06/20

We are excited to announce that ForwardMotion services are  gradually returning, although with a few differences. The team are sporting personal protection equipment (PPE) such as gloves and face-coverings and are keeping a safe distance from customers and service users. The team also carry hand sanitiser, but we do advise you to bring your own. […]

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Train and bus service updates

  • Date: 21/05/20

As the lockdown begins to ease, local transport providers continue to update their services to meet the need for public transport. To ensure you have the most up to date information, please check with the relevant operator for the service you wish to use. The latest updates from local transport providers are given below. c2c […]

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ForwardMotion’s Bike Loan Scheme for Key Workers

  • Date: 27/03/20

During this coronavirus outbreak, we are continuing to work with our providers across south Essex to deliver services that support people, whether that is helping key workers get to work or providing advice for people who want to cycle or walk for exercise. Active Cycling Projects, who run our bike loan scheme, have made the […]

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Highlights from the last three years of South Essex Active Travel

  • Date: 20/03/20

The end of this month marks three years of South Essex Active Travel, which is a good opportunity for us to recap on some of the things that have been achieved since the project started in April 2017. We have helped more than 2,000 people change their travel habits through the provision of targeted travel […]

Statement on COVID-19

  • Date: 18/03/20

In light of the recent Government guidelines regarding COVID-19, some ForwardMotion services will temporarily be suspended, with all public facing events and services postponed until further notice. As a lot of what we do relies on direct engagement with the public, this decision was not taken lightly, but we feel it is a necessary one […]

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Encouraging residents to spring clean their journey

  • Date: 28/02/20

We are asking people across south Essex to swap their car for a different way of travelling in March as part of our ‘Spring Clean Your Journey’ challenge. Launching next month, the travel challenge gives residents the opportunity to win a £250 prize for completing just one journey on a bus, train, bike or on […]


Travel Update

Road disruptions planned across south Essex

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