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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Christina Allen-Cole talked to us about the 45 minute Bikeability Learn to Ride training (funded by SERP and delivered by Essex County Council) which her 8 year old son Finn completed last week.

Dr van der Hoek compares cycling in Colchester to cycling in other parts of the UK and in Europe and explains why he sees cycling as the transport mode of the future to combat obesity and climate...

Paul Arrowsmith and his son
Paul Arrowsmith, a teacher at Home Farm primary school compares cycling when he was young to children cycling now, and tells us about how Bikeability and participating in the EcoRace Essex is...

Graham Miller
Graham Miller tells us about his Ambassador role with local charity St Helena Hospice and how this combines with his love of cycling through participating in their cycling fundraisers - 3-2-1 last...

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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