upcoming events

The Rovers are offering road race training for the over 10's during March
Film nights return to Velo! in November

Saturdays - moderate pace club run, averaging 16mph.

Sundays - Faster paced club ride, 18mph average. 

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local riders

Dr Laurel Spooner is in the hot saddle this month for the launch of our new Cycle Colchester website. 'In the open air on a bike you are truly a part of your surroundings. The air rushes by but your bike skims along so quietly you can hear the birds singing. Find out more about why she loves her bike! Read the full interview here
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regular cycling activities


Well it's been a while.....we are a bit behind on blogs due to maternity leave and illness, however fortunately this has coincided with the coldest months of the year when things are at their quietest in the local cycling calendar. We have had some lovely bright days during February, it feels like spring is in the air and with the better weather new cycling activities are in the pipeline in addition to all the regular rides.

However a blow to the cycling network is imminent with Essex County Council’s proposals to close the signalised pedestrian/cyclist crossing on Colne Bank Avenue. Read more below and find out how to voice your concerns.

In March’s newsletter find out what the Rovers are offering young riders keen to train in road racing. Get an update on Re-Cycle the charity that sends refurbished bikes to Africa and  Velo! Coffee and Cycling and meet ColVelo, Colchester’s newest cycling club.

March sees The Big Pedal and Eco Race taking place in schools across Essex to promote active travel to school and reduce traffic around school roads between the 2nd – 20th March. If your school hasn’t taken part this time around in either the Eco race or Big Pedal find out more below.

If you haven’t ridden all winter and feel that your bike needs a health check or that you need a bit of support to get you back on your bike, Colchester Cycle Champions are here to help with regular gentle bike rides and some free Dr Bikes sessions in April.

Local charity CHAPS are offering free health checks for men on the 26 March.





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