Everyone loves the Wivenhoe Trail, but help is needed to keep this stretch of the River Colne...
The main path through Hilly Fields will be closed for resurfacing work.
Colchester Bike Kitchen will be moving to a new home - thanks to Firstsite they have an indoor space at 15 Queen Street, right next to their first home at the Waiting Room. Huge thanks are due to Marc and the Waiting Room community for helping them get established, not to mention Wivenhoe Bike Kitchen and Andy Woolf for sharing so much expertise, and their funders - Essex County Council, CCVS, Cycling UK and Cycle Colchester.
Opening times will stay the same (1-4pm on the first Saturday of the month, starting from 21 January) until they can get more volunteers to open more frequently.
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Self-confessed petrolhead Ashley Parmenter learned to drive a car before he tried riding a bike at the age of 19. He likes having a car for long journeys but thinks the bike is best for short trips. And learning to cycle has also provided him with some interesting jobs.