Essex - Join the Ride
A Feast of Cycling in Essex in 2014
What a feast of cycling we have in Essex in 2014. TheTour de France is coming to Essex on 7th July. But you don’t have to be an elite cyclist like Bradley Wiggins to enjoy cycling. Join any of our rides and activities.
Chelmsford is the City to cycle
Chelmsford cycle rides go from strength to strength. You can join us every Thursday at 10am and every Saturday at 2pm, both from Riverside Ice and Leisure, for gentle family-friendly cycle rides and you are guaranteed to come back with a big smile.
Braintree Brakes and Bells
The Tour de France passes through Braintree and CTC’s cycle rides will help you to explore the quiet lanes it passes through.
Join us on Wednesdays at 10am and on the second Sunday of the month at 11am, both from outside Cycles UK in the High Street.
Colchester – all year round cycling
The Colchester rides are the longest-established and continue all year round. As well as the main gentle weekly cycle ride that meets on a Wednesday at 11am from Leisure World, numerous extra rides take place meaning that there’s hardly a day when a cycle ride doesn’t go out, some longer and further.
Maldon making tracks
The Maldon rides have re-started with a flourish, thanks to the support of Maldon Cycling Club. We've already had a number of people joining us for the first time in 2014 and we’ve got a really friendly group to explore all the beauty spots around.
Join us on alternate Tuesdays and Sundays at 11am.
Tuesdays 11am – from outside Maldon Library
4th and 18th March; 1st, 15th and 29th April; 13th and 27th May; 10th and 24th June.
Sundays - from the Football hut at Promenade Park, along Park Drive
9th and 23rd March; 6th and 20th April; 4th and 18th May; 1st 15th and 29th June.
As if that wasn't enough join the established CTC groups.
And keep up to date with the CTC Essex Member Group.
CTC sharing some Tour Essex Inspiration
The Tour de France visit to Essex in July is an amazing, once in a lifetime, opportunity to inspire people to get back on a bike. CTC is working with the authorities to establish activities and events that will have a lasting benefit and that show off the wonderful hidden gems of the Essex countryside.
As well as cycling helping to make people fitter, healthier and happier, the next young person encouraged on a bike in Essex could one day be the next Bradley Wiggins.
CTC talk cycling to Essex Police
CTC is engaging with Essex Police to promote a strong, consistent approach that recognises how safe and positive cycling is and working to tackle some of the inconsistencies over motor vehicle driver behaviour and police and criminal justice responses.
CTC is working with local campaigners and advocates to keep a positive dialogue with Essex Police. CTC is organising training and support. If you want to support this, please contact Rhia Weston.
What Cycle Champions is all about?
- Giving people the support and encouragement to get cycling, often for the first time in years and some for the first time ever.
- Working with communities, groups and clubs to enable cycling to develop at grass-roots level.
- Developing new cycling volunteers and supporters, with new skills and great experiences that keep cycling going on long into the future.
Everyone involved is a Cycling Champion!
Contact our Area Officers Richard Monk on 01206 506412 or 07717 724089.
Alternatively, please write to: CTC Cycle Champions, Rowan House, Sheepen Road, Colchester, CO3 3WG.