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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Roger Springett, teacher at The Gilberd, has played a key role in encouraging staff and pupils to cycle to school. He tells us how cycling has been a life long hobby and how he hopes to still be...

Keeley has cycled since she was very young, and has just completed the Bikeability Level 2 qualification, along with her daughter Anna, so that they can both ride more confidently on the road. They...

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.

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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