Essex has many sports and athletics clubs. You can play cricket on a village green, go windsufing, learn martial arts, join a cycling club, play football, rugby, hockey, take up boxing or enjoy tennis and golf.
Many sports clubs provide training and coaching for children and adults and many have family sessions. Most do require membership, often paid monthly, however there are still some clubs around the county that work on a pay as you go system.
In recent years cycling has started to make quite a comeback. The roads of Essex are often filled with cyclists at the weekends. Essex is a great place for novice cyclists especially as the terrain is not to challenging as in more northern or western counties. Here are a few of the best sporting opportunities in Essex: