Essex

Jaywick Summer cycling taster day

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

Jaywick Community cycling display at Golf Green Hall from 1pm.

CTC will be taking lots of bikes and trailers for families to try. Lots of cycling fun for the children and we'll be encouraging everyone to join our Thursday morning rides over the summer holidays.

Pedal-powered smoothies will be delicious, especially after a quick one-minute cycle to drive the mixer.

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Police officers patrolling on bikes in Colchester

2 July 2014
Essex Police has introduced a major programme of regular patrols by bicycle in Colchester, in the run up to the Tour de France hitting Essex.
Police get on their bikes in Colchester

Following high-profile incidents police officers have been called in to increase the patrols and police presence in Colchester.

As a result the Command team have utilised continuous and highly-visible cycle patrols, which have received a highly positive response from residents. 

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Colchester Bike Week Bike Ride

Type: 
Mass Participation Charity Ride
Cost: 
Free

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

Type: 
Rally/Festival
Cost: 
Free

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

Type: 
Rally/Festival
Cost: 
Free

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

Type: 
Rally/Festival
Cost: 
Free

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
Email:laura.raymond@ctc.org.uk
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:

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