Cycle Champions in Essex
- Gives people the support and encouragement to get cycling, often for the first time in years and some for the first time ever.
- Works with communities, groups and clubs to enable cycling to develop at grass-roots level.
- Develops new cycling volunteers and supporters, with new skills and great experiences that keep cycling going on long into the future.
Everyone involved in our projects are Cycle Champions!
Cycle Champions in Essex is coordinated by CTC Cycling Development Officer Richard Monk.
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
Sundays from the Football hut at Promenade Park, along Park Drive
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.
As if that wasn't enough join the established CTC groups and keep up to date with the CTC Essex Member Group.