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Experience the best of local cafe culture

You can have your cake and eat it with The cake escape.

The cake escape is encouraging Essex residents and visitors to grab their bikes and cycle through some of the most beautiful places in Essex. The cake escape combines a little exercise with exploration of the countryside and the best of local café culture.

The more you cycle, the more free cake you can eat!

"My daughter and I completed the cake escape last week. We had a great time completing the challenge and thoroughly enjoyed our free piece of cake.  We thought that the whole experience of cycling to the different cafes was liberating and it also gave us confidence to cycle further than we normally would have." TK, Colchester

How to take part

why join

Whether you enjoy cycling, like cake, want to explore the Essex countryside or simply relish a challenge then The cake escape is for you – get on your bike and join us! To receive your cake escape loyalty log book let us know the following:

Number of Loyalty Log Books
(one per participant)

Cafe sign up

How to participate

Calling all cafes in Essex! If your café/tea room/coffee shop/transport café would like to become a ‘Cycling Café’ and can demonstrate that you are a destination that actively encourages cyclists then we would love to hear from you.

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Newly added caf├ęs

Added 1st December 2016


Woodlands Tearoom


Added 26th October 2016


Waterside Cafe & Bar


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