upcoming events

Choose from four routes - 5, 24, 56 or the brand new option of 100 miles and cycle through the...
Pledge to cycle to work and be in with a chance to win lots of fabulous prizes.
Come and design yourself a fabulous flag to put on your bike at the Cycle Colchester stall.
Cycling with others is lots of fun and you can lead the way by attending one of Cycling UK’s free...

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local riders

Thanks to St Helena Hospice for providing this month's profile of a local cyclist. They speak to Christopher Welham, 54 who discovered cycling after a health scare in 2008. Christopher is due to compete at the Track Cycling World Masters Championship for the second time, but still finds time to support St Helena's Hospice's fundraising cycling events. Read the full interview here
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regular cycling activities


This month as part of our promotion of St Helena Hospice’s October 2nd charity bike ride, we interview Christopher Welham who as well as competing for the Track Cycling World Masters Championship also supports St Helena Hospice’s fund raising cycling events.

Cycling with others is lots of fun, if you are interested in becoming a ride leader, Cycling UK is offering a free ride leader workshop on the 10 September.

Also on 10 September, Cycle Colchester will be at the Family Fun Day in Castle Park.

The 14 September is National Cycle to Work day, pledge to cycle for a chance to win a range of exciting prizes.

Find out about a new cycle route between Butt Road and Circular Road and work commencing to replace the bridge between Leisure World and Castle Park.

Do you know anyone in the Clacton area who likes fixing bikes and would be interested in getting involved in a project called Lads Needs Dads which aims to teach boys life skills similar to those that might be passed on by their father or similar supportive male?

More Bikeability courses are coming up in the October half term.

Read a report from the recent Myland Fete where as part of the Best Foot Forward project a cycling extravaganza was on offer.

With the return to school, have you thought about cycling if you don’t already?  Children who walk or cycle tend to arrive at school more relaxed, alert and ready to start the day.

We love to talk about the weather, but if it is the weather that is putting you off cycling, let Sustrans help you dispel some myths!


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