The events are open to all members of the public and are an opportunity to share feedback from the 2022 event, learn about preparations for 2023 and to provide views and suggestions.
Residents can visit during the times shown below, learn about the plans for 2023, ask questions and speak to members of the RideLondon-Essex team and representatives from Essex County Council.
The public engagement events will be held as follows:
5-8pm Monday 31 October at Northumberland Lecture Hall, Lordship Campus, Writtle University College, Chelmsford, CM1 3RR
5-8pm Tuesday 1 November at Zinc Arts Centre, High Street, Ongar, CM5 0AD
5-8pm Wednesday 2 November at Leaden Roding Village Hall, Stortford Road, Dunmow, CM6 1QX
5-8pm Thursday 3 November at Epping Town Hall, St John’s Road, Epping, CM16 5JU
5-8pm Friday 4 November at Roding Valley Hall, Station Way, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 6LN
RideLondon-Essex was held for the first time in May 2022 and will return for a second year on Sunday 28 May 2023. The inaugural event saw more than 22,000 cyclists participate in mass participation rides, starting in central London, travelling into Essex and returning to the capital for the finish.
Hosting the event enabled Essex to benefit from a grant of £1 million from the London Marathon Charitable Trust (LMCT) with applications now open for projects to expand the Find Your Active small grants programme, scale up the Essex Pedal Power scheme and promote active travel in schools and communities.
No decisions have been made about the 2023 route.
Cllr Lee Scott, Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Sustainable Transport and Highways Maintenance, said: “RideLondon-Essex 2022 was a successful event but we want to make RideLondon-Essex 2023 even better. Please come along to one of our events to meet the team, get involved and make your views known.”
For more information on RideLondon visit https://www.ridelondon.co.uk/
For information on LMCT funding grants visit https://www.activeessex.org/news/lmct-funding-following-ridelondon/