Do you need help?

Find out local help available to get you back in the saddle, to improve your confidence or get your bike ready to ride.


Donate your unwanted bike to be shipped to Africa and buy quality refurbished bikes at modest costs.

Colchester Cycling Campaign

For advice on what bike, local bike shops, routes beyond Colchester, Bike Drinks, local campaigning and much more.

Volunteer Led Rides

Regular, gentle rides to boost confidence and experience

Clean Air Heroes

A points-based activity for infant, junior and primary schools located within the Essex County Council Authority catchment

meet a local cyclist

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Photo of Caroline
My name is Caroline Bates and I am Fundraising Manager for the Colchester Hospitals Charity. I am based at Colchester General Hospital and my job is to support people who want to raise funds to...

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I cycled a lot when I was young, in my early teens and as a kid, and then I stopped as most teenagers do when they get their driver's licence and then I got a couple of speeding tickets and that...

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I'm Alex Davis. I am the co-ordinator for 15 Queen Street and I also do some freelance stuff, such as marketing for a classical music festival, burlesque and craft workshops. I am also the...

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Neil Allen, 60 yrs old and a resident of Colchester all my life

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The Cake Escape

Cycle around Essex and collect stamps towards a free slice of cake!

Centurion Treasure Trail

Take the kids on a treasure trail around High Woods country park and find real treasure at the end!

Wivenhoe's Bike Kitchen

Friendly community bicycle workshop offering drop in sessions twice a week

Colchester Bike Kitchen

Friendly community bicycle workshop 1st and 3rd Wednesday evening and Saturday afternoon each month