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upcoming events

10 - 25 June - Colchester Cycle Challenge


The Colchester Cycle Challenge is a free, fun online challenge where you can log your cycle rides and compete against fellow cyclists and other organisations for a place on the leaderboard.

Rides can be logged retrospectively up until the last day of the challenge, so it isn’t too late to start taking part next week!

It is easy to sign up and you can download an app to help log your rides. Visit the Colchester Travel Plan Club website for more information and some ideas for encouraging people back onto a bike.

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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.

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