upcoming events

Back for its fifth year, Ride Helen promises to be one of the region’s biggest and best cycling...
You can buy a good second hand refurbished bike from Re-Cycle to help with their fund raising.

Everyone loves the Wivenhoe Trail, but help is needed to keep this stretch of the River Colne...

The main path through Hilly Fields will be closed for resurfacing work.

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It’s December, the Christmas lights are on, it’s dark by 4pm and the temperature has definitely dropped to a more wintery feeling.

This month we interview Roger Springett, teacher at The Gilberd and lifelong cyclist.

If you are thinking ahead to Christmas, and...


While the weather is still mild and we have had some bright sunny days, autumn is a time that brings seasonal hazards to cyclists. Find out some top tips from Sustrans on how to winterproof your bike and ride, plus where to report the build-up of slippery...


Julian Greaves, keen cyclist and Colchester CycleTech mobile bike mechanic talks to us this month about his passion for cycling.

As the evenings draw in we thought it a good opportunity to remind everyone about the importance of lights and high viz and...


Sustrans promotional advert for schools to cycle more

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...


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local riders

Self-confessed petrolhead Ashley Parmenter learned to drive a car before he tried riding a bike at the age of 19. He likes having a car for long journeys but thinks the bike is best for short trips. And learning to cycle has also provided him with some interesting jobs.

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