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With a wide variety of things for people to do along the seafront – from dining out to entertainment experiences to shopping – Southend-on-Sea is a bustling coastal town.
Cycling in Southend is very pleasant and easy, since the area is quite flat with a couple of great off-road cycle routes.
The seafront route between Chalkwell beach and Shoebury East beach is very good for those cycling to Southend town centre, as it is completely segregated from the traffic. It can be joined at any location along the route, and there is one section as you go through the centre of Southend (City Beach) where the promenade is shared with other pedestrians.
Another good route for cyclists is the Prittle Brook Greenway, which runs from the south entrance of Belfairs Park to Priory Park. This route follows the brook along a green route away from the highway but does cross several roads. It takes approximately 45 minutes to cycle the whole route.
The Queensway route takes you from the west of town all the way down to City Beach.
Southend-on-Sea is served by two National Rail lines, running from Southend Victoria north out of the town into London Liverpool Street and west from Southend Central into London Fenchurch Street.
The Greater Anglia line, run by Abellio, goes from Southend Victoria, calling at Prittlewell and London Southend Airport on its way to London Liverpool Street. Check out the website for timetables and tickets.
c2c runs trains from Shoeburyness to London Fenchurch Street. Check out c2c’s website for timetables and tickets.
Triple Ts club buddies in the high street helping out as part of Make Southend Sparkle’s responsible dog ownership event @SouthendBC @savs_southend
Will have to sort the rest later, but here’s some photos from this morning in #leighonsea #mayflower #steamlocomotive passing through! Lovely sight to see @YourSouthend
The Economic Development Officers from Castle Point, Basildon, Rochford, Southend and Thurrock Local Authorities are working in partnership to deliver a South Essex Skills Roadshow, an employability themed event for adults aged 24 and upwards.
Southend’s annual Tweed Ride is taking place on Sunday 15 September. You are welcome to come along dressed in your best tweed and vintage outfits. Vintage and retro bicycles are welcome too! The ride will begin at 2pm from Belfairs Woodland Centre, cycling to Southchurch Park where we will arrive around 3.15pm. This unique bike […]
It’s been another busy month for the ForwardMotion cycle team. With the wind behind us (quite literally), we’ve been out and about organising community bike rides, setting up Dr Bike events and promoting our Bespoke cycle training. You can keep up to date with all things ForwardMotion by following us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. […]
This spring, you have a chance to win some fantastic prizes, challenge your family and friends to a static bike race and have a go on a smoothie-making bike. Simply head down to your local town centre to join in the fun! Our Active Travel Roadshows will be more than just exciting activities and free […]
ForwardMotion is supporting British Cycling’s #OneInAMillion campaign, which aims to encourage more women to cycle. Statistics show that only 31% of women in Britain currently cycle regularly, with 64% of women saying they don’t feel confident cycling on the roads. This is something we are keen to address. Our Bespoke cycle training provides tailored sessions […]
The ForwardMotion team visited Southend High School for Boys on 19 December, 2018, to deliver a travel engagement workshop with a group of sixth form students. The workshop consisted of an interactive session and a practical e-bike trial. Students participated in an interactive session in the classroom that focused on modes of transport and sustainability. […]
If your voluntary or community or not for profit organisation is looking for funding to support people cycling, walking and using public transport, then ForwardMotion may be able to help. ForwardMotion is a new initiative to encourage people to think differently about the way they travel around south Essex. The goal is to reduce reliance […]
Thank you to everyone who took part in our Active 10 travel challenge in September and October. We are still collecting the figures for the total number of participants, but it is already looking like a hugely successful travel challenge, with lots of people across south Essex adding a brisk 10-minute walk to their daily […]
On a sunny afternoon (Sunday 16 September), over 50 people gathered at Belfairs Woodland Centre in Southend-on-Sea for the annual Tweed Ride. They arrived in style, wearing their best tweed attire and cycling on vintage bikes. There was a great atmosphere from the start. For some it was their first Tweed ride, for others they […]
Do you wish you could travel your commute by bike? If you want to learn how to build your confidence to ride in today’s traffic we can offer free, one to one cycle training with a qualified instructor, tailor-made for your individual needs. Whether you’ve never been on a bike before or just want to […]
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