Colchester Bike Week Bike Ride

Mass Participation Charity Ride

Meet at Leisure World, (by the skate ramps), at 11am on Saturday for a gentle cycle ride for all the family . Led by experienced ride leaders, discover the hidden gems of Colchester. We'll head out to a nice village on the outskirts of the town and have a refreshing drink in a family-friendly pub before returning by 2pm.

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.

Young Children's Festival in Colchester


CTC Cycle Champions is bringing lots of bike fun to the Young Children's Festival at Castle Park in Colchester. Come along for:


  • Free bike checks  - first come, first served, from 11am;


  • A guided gentle bike ride along the riverside paths at 11am;


  • Lots of bikes, bike seats and trailers to try for all the family;


  • Cycle fun for kids;


  • Help to ride a bike for all ages;


Cycle to Castle Park Colchester


Castle Park is hosting the Wellbeing in the East Roadshow on Saturday 17th May with the intention of making you feel great and showing off the amazing range of community projects happening in the Borough.


And there’s lots of fun on bikes for all the family thanks to CTC Cycle Champions. Amongst the attractions are:


  • Free bike checks  - first come, first served, from 11am;


  • A guided gentle bike ride along the riverside paths at 11am;


CTC at Castle Park Colchester Festival


Activities in Colchester for all the family in the beautiful Castle Park.

CTC will be bringing lots of bikes and equipment for families to try.

DR Bike will check your bike out for FREE and we'll have lots of information and advice.

Young or old, try out the Cycle Skills circuit.

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Santa is Cycling to Town ... in Braintree

Everybody is welcome on Santa's Cycle Ride around Braintree on Sunday 1st December.

There will be a FREE and friendly cycle ride circling the town using many of the cycle paths and quiet routes that Braintree has.

The ride will start at 1pm at Cycle Life on Rayne Road and staff will be on hand to provide free bike checks.

The ride will come back in good time for the switch on of the Christmas Lights and there will be prizes for the snazziest-dressed Santa's helpers.

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Pumptrack and Pumpkins – new cycle track opens in Tiptree on Halloween!

After two years planning, the new pump track at Tiptree in Essex will be opened this half-term by CTC, the national cycling charity (Thursday 31 Oct,11am ).

Press Release October 17 th 2013

To add to the fun of the Grove Park pump track's launch the grand opening will have a Halloween theme.

Richard Monk CTC’s Cycling Development Officer in Essex said “We couldn’t resist some pumpkins for the Pumptrack launch which will happen on Halloween, which luckily this year falls during half-term. As well as berms and rollers to negotiate there may be some ghosts and witches to spot too!”

Contact Information: 

CTC Press Office
Telephone: 07960 349405

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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:

Mad cycling in Maldon

Making it up Market Hill
Discover the hidden beauty of Maldon and the surrounding countryside on a bike.

The Maldon Mudguards have grown and grown and have continued cycling throughout the year. We still make the rides gentle and friendly and we’re getting new people joining every week. There are lots of rides to choose from:

Introductory gentle rides - Tuesdays at 11am from outside Maldon Library, (behind the High Street).

Family cycle adventures – Sundays at 10am meeting at the Bowls hut at Promenade Park, along Park Drive

Evening  rides for the grown ups – Mondays at 7pm from the Bowls hut, (from May to August)

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Bikes in Braintree

Riding Easy at George Yard
The Braintree Easy Riders just love to see more people cycling. With Mick finding ever fresh cycle routes, you’re never going to get bored of the stunning views of the local countryside. The group is open to all and we start gentle and do a little longer, when people are ready.

Try our rides every Wednesday at 10am or join our fortnightly Sunday rides.They start outside Cycles UK in the High Street. For more information contact us.

If you prefer your cycling a little more fast-paced with ramps and turns to fly around then there's the wonderful Braintree BMX Club near Towerlands. A great facility for young people, and the young at heart.


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