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.

Re-Cycle
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.

CTC Cycle Champions
Regular, gentle rides, cycle confidence sessions, bike maintenance and lots more - welcomes families.

Eco Race
Does your school take part in the Essex Eco Race? If not check out this free and exciting initiative to promote active travel to school.

meet a local cyclist

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This month we talk to Julian Greaves, who started cycling for leisure and sport, and then realised that cycling to work was a better experience than driving. "Cycle commuters arrive at work in a...

Winners of Colchester free festival raffle draw

Family stall at Colchester free festival 2015

Dr Bike at Colchester free festival 2015

Info stall at Colchester free festival 2015

Chris Welham at Colchester free festival 2015

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.


Photo of Mike Polo on a carnival bike
Mike Polom has recently launched Colchester's Bike Kitchen. This month we talk to him about what cycling means to him and what inspired him to set up the kitchen, 'I first came across bike kitchens...

Since becoming Mayor of Colchester in June, Cllr Higgins says that, as well as being her preferred mode of transport, cycling is often quicker, and cheaper than using the official car.


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Evanson Bike Works

Hand made bikes, bike maintenance and fresh coffee

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 Saturday each month