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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Tristan, a bar volunteer at the Waiting Room, was riding along one Monday and his frame snapped at the bottom of the headtube, right above the lug. “Sheared clean through,” he said, “all the way...

Cllr Julie Young who has recently become this year's Mayor tells us about how cycling has always been a part of family life and how her mother's enjoyment of cycling has been an ongoing inspiration...

Jan Plummer talks to us about how seeing the evidence and impact of the effects of climate change first hand while on her travels, influenced her decision to adopt her bike as her main form of...

Rob and Polly Davies, and their twin sons Ned and Fin aged 9, live in Rowhedge. After buying some second-hand bikes from Re-Cycle last July, they decided to have a cycling adventure and see if they...

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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