Cycling

Hardie Park and its cafe welcome cyclists to enjoy the park and use the cafe facilities. The cafe is open 7 days a week from 9am to 4pm and can provide a well earned break to those travelling on two wheels. A range of Italian coffees, Rossi’s ice-creams, cakes and cooked breakfast awaits. We can offer you toilets on site and a cosy cafe setting for refreshments or choose a view of the park if the weather is good on the decking. Blankets are available if you need some warmth outside. Click here to view our menu.

Make it a place to rest your legs, fill your water bottles and pump your tyres!

Earlier in the year we successfully applied for a grant from South Essex Active Travel to set up a bike recycling and cycling engagement project at Hardie Park. The funding will allow us to recycle donated bikes and make affordable bikes for the local community. We have hired an apprentice, a local young person who will get on-the-job training while gaining an industry-standard Level 2 Bike Maintenance qualification. We’ll also be offering free training to local people who want to learn how to repair and maintain their own bikes, basically anything and everything to get local people cycling!

Exciting times at the park, if you pop along you can see the project getting itself up and running. Our beautiful wooden clad containers house the workshop. If you are interested in all things bike related and have some spare time we would love to have volunteers on board.
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Thurrock Cycling Campaign arranged an SS17 Vintage Tweed Bike Ride this Autumn. A great community day which gave an old fashioned twist to riding a bike. Artisan stalls complimented the theme and some of those involved played visitors some tunes on their ukekeles. Hardie Park provides a great setting for a bike related event, if you are looking for a venue please get in touch. You can keep up to date with Thurrock Cycling Campaign news, local rides and events on facebook
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Cycle UK have launched a competition to find your favourite Cyclist Cafe of the Year 2019. If you think that’s us we would love YOUR VOTE. Here’s their webform to nominate Hardie Park. Closing date is 21st October 2019
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A little taster of what cycling means to us at Hardie Park…