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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This month we talk to 10 year old Halim about why he loves cycling and about his bike ride to school.  'I find cycling really fun and quick. I got a bike computer for my birthday in September, and...

This month we talk to Camille (13) about why she started cycling to school '‘I love cycling, you feel so free and it is so much quicker to get to school than walking or catching the bus. I have...

James Alden, age 10, did a Bikeability Learn to Ride course at the beginning of August and, with mum Kate, talked about cycling during the summer holidays.

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...

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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