Essex

Removing barriers to cycling in Chelmsford, Essex

Something interesting has been happening quietly in the town in the last few months. Bit by bit, a long-established part of the transport network has been dismantled.
Two bollards to Chelmsford where once were ugly barriers

CTC was delighted to be involved with Essex County Council, whose key officer in the county town of Chelmsford, now a city, aimed to transform some of the obstacles that cyclists complain about on their journeys.

ECC identified a number of sites where physical barriers had been in place for generations. Nobody could remember quite why they had been installed and nobody could see a really good reason to have them, but it was far harder to find a way of removing them than might appear.

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Want help to look after your bike now it is officially autumn?

15 October 2013
With Bike Maintenance one of this week's Cycling Weekly top 40 tips to keep you cycling through autumn and winter, there's plenty of courses on offer from CTC.
People getting close up to the bike in Essex

It’s the autumn, so when there’s less opportunity to get out at night, what about giving yourself a bit of extra confidence when it comes to fixing a puncture?

We’ve got two evening sessions planned in Colchester in November, four in Chelmsford and more training courses in Yorkshire too:

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Tiptree turns out to celebrate its new pump track

After two years of planning, a new pump track at Tiptree in Essex was opened today by the Mayor and Mayoress of Colchester, Councillors Colin and Laura Sykes. Despite the wet weather there was a fantastic turn out from local youngsters eager to try out the track.
Colchester Mayor and local youngsters raring to go !

The event was supported by BMX Braintree ensuring there were plenty of  bikes for  those who didn't have their own to enjoy a lesson and a pump track session.

The track at the Grove Road playing field wouldn't have been possible for CTC to build without the co-operation of Colchester Borough Council, who have directed funding towards this project and other very successful cycling programmes in the village.

Essex CTC

Type: 
Local Group Event (inc DATC and Audax Rides)
Cost: 
Free

Colchester

Type: 
Local Group Event (inc DATC and Audax Rides)
Cost: 
£4 postal, £5 on the line (cheques made payable to 'Essex CTC Member Group')

Rough-Stuff Reliability Ride

Type: 
Local Group Event (inc DATC and Audax Rides)
Cost: 
£5 postal and on the line (cheques made payable to 'Essex CTC Member Group')

Colchester 40 / 40

Type: 
Local Group Event (inc DATC and Audax Rides)
Cost: 
£3 postal, £4 on the line (cheques made payable to 'Essex CTC Member Group')

Colchester 40 / 40

Type: 
Local Group Event (inc DATC and Audax Rides)
Cost: 
£3 postal, £4 on the line (cheques made payable to 'Essex CTC Member Group')

Essex CTC Summer Social Meeting

Type: 
Local Group Event (inc DATC and Audax Rides)
Cost: 
Free

Peggy Thorndike 100/100

Type: 
Local Group Event (inc DATC and Audax Rides)
Cost: 
£5 postal and on the line (cheques made payable to 'Essex CTC Member Group')
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