upcoming events

A fundraising challenge for St Helena's Hospice across 3 countries, with 2 pedals, for 1 hospice.
If you are interested in combining an exhilarating 290 mile, 4 day bike ride with raising money...
FREE Dr Bike, fruit smoothie and entry into raffle prize draw to win cycling goodies for everyone...
Colchester’s first Vintage Bike Ride, a slow paced ride with stops at secrets beauty stops and...

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local riders

Mike Polom has recently launched Colchester's Bike Kitchen. This month we talk to him about what cycling means to him and what inspired him to set up the kitchen, 'I first came across bike kitchens in Bristol. It was an amazing cave of parts and tools that anyone could come and use, as well as socialising with bike-minded people...' Read the full interview here
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regular cycling activities



We hope to see you for a fun filled two days at the Colchester Free Festival on the 29 and 30 August 2015. Just a reminder that if you travel by bike and use our Cycle Town bike parking you will receive a FREE Dr Bike check, FREE refreshing smoothie and a FREE prize draw ticket.

Prizes include a:

Kask helmet worth £125 courtesy of Velo Cycling and Coffee

£100 voucher to spend in the BikeHut courtesy of Halfords

£75 voucher to spend on a bike courtesy of Re-Cycle.

Remember to bring your lock, enter through the main entrance of Lower Castle Park by the boating lake, and walk your bike through the park following the signs to our Cycle Town bike parking. 

Cycle Town will include CTC Colchester Cycle Champions, Colchester and Wivenhoe Bike Kitchens, ATW Cycle Repairs, Colchester Cycle Tech, St Helena's Hospice, Walk Colchester and NHS Health Checks.

In the Earth Tribe Family Field, Sustrans and Cycle Colchester will be offering a fun acitivity for kids to decorate their own travel themed festival glasses.

Volunteers needed!

If while you are there you can spare an hour or two to help out on one of our stalls please get in touch! No great experience needed just a willingness to chat to people  and muck in! Please email cyclecolchester@gmail.com

See you there!


We hope you have been out on your bike enjoying the great weather. It looks set to continue in August so here’s a few ideas for you and your bike!

The local Colchester CTC group is looking to encourage new riders to join them. Give their 40/40 ride on 9 August a try and see whether group riding is for you?

Is your 7 – 11 year old interested in bike maintenance? Halfords are hosting maintenance workshops for kids every Wednesday during August.

Colchester hosts its first vintage bike ride on the 29 August.

If you are heading for the Colchester Free Festival in Castle Park on the 29 and 30 August, travel there by bike, park at our Cycle Town and you could be in with a chance of winning lots of cycling goodies, plus other freebies including a Dr Bike check, refreshing smoothie and more. If you haven’t heard about the Colchester free festival then it’s definitely one to check out!

In the next few weeks we will be re-launching our Cycling Centurion Treasure Trail in High Woods country park. More on that later in the month.

Is your school a Sustrans school encouraging pupils to travel sustainably? if not find out what your school could be doing to help reduce the impact and traffic congestion caused by the school run.

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