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

CBK to the rescue!

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 around. The only thing keeping it together was the steerer tube!”


So he called Mike of CBK for advice. “I happened to have a near identical frame at home I was looking to get rid of,” Mike told us, “so I suggested he come down to the bike kitchen on Friday and I’d help him transfer all the components over to the “new” frame.

We met at noon on the Friday, and spent the next three hours stripping his old frame down, and moving things over piece by piece. Tristan is able to do brake cables himself, but not much else, and by the end of it he had a pretty decent understanding of how everything worked.

We paid a visit to Evanson Bike Works to get his bottom bracket shell re threaded, and Colchester Cycle Stores to get a few little extras to finish it off, but everything was put together at CBK.

By the end of it, Tristan was able to ride away on his freshly built bike, having learned loads in the process! It was loads of fun, and it’s the kind of cool project I’d love to see more of.”

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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