upcoming events

A fundraising challenge for St Helena's Hospice across 3 countries, with 2 pedals, for 1 hospice.

A few months in and Colchester bike kitchen is growing in popularity. Drop in for some help to...

Through beautiful Essex countryside with a six hour time limit...
If you are interested in combining an exhilarating 290 mile, 4 day bike ride with raising money...

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local riders

Find out who won the prize draw plus we share some anecdotes from some of the many interesting and inspiring conversations we had with people at the Colchester free festival.

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regular cycling activities


This month, we don’t just have one cyclist of the month, as there are lots of you we want to thank for cycling to the Colchester Free Festival, as well as the organisers, our funders and all the volunteers and partners who helped to make Cycle Town such a success. Thanks to everyone who chatted to us and signed up to receive this newsletter.

Just a reminder that for those we met at the Festival, we are keen to hear your views on the Cycle Town we provided. Our short survey is open until the 21 September, so please give us your feedback if you haven’t already!

Colchester Free Festival Cycle Town feedback

This month CTC host a 100km competition through Essex’s beautiful countryside.

Have you tried the Cake Escape? A fun challenge to explore the local countryside by bike while incorporating those all-important tea breaks at cafés that cater for cyclists needs! Colchester now has three Cake Escape cafés  making it easier for the whole family to take part.

Are you interested in free Bikeablity sessions for you and your family to increase your skills and understanding of how to cycle on today's roads? Find out more below and get in touch as there is an opportunity for Bikeability sessions during the October half term.

Use the Wivenhoe Trail? Sustrans are doing some maintenance repairs in the coming weeks.

Will you be starting at the University of Essex later this month, or know someone who is? What do they offer to support cyclists?

Colchester Bike Kitchen is now in its third month and growing in popularity, why not come along next month and learn how to do some simple bike repairs plus a reminder of Wivenhoe Bike Kitchens drop in sessions.

Essex County Council’s Essex Cycling Strategy is currently out for consultation. Find out how you can have your say on this important document.

Now school’s back, find out what Sustrans can offer your school to help promote sustainable travel for the school run

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