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Enjoy the benefits of cycling and discover local cafes

You can have your cake and eat it with The Cake Escape.

The Cake Escape rewards Essex residents for getting on their bikes and visiting local cafés.

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

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 card let us know the following:

Essex County Council will use your information to provide you with a log book. We will keep your information for one year and we will not share it with anyone else

Café sign up

Calling all cafés 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 cafés

Added 1st November 2023

Bedfords Park Nature Discovery Centre


Added 28th February 2023


GO4 Cafe on the Rec


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