With the better weather, more and more cycling events are now in the pipeline. Although we will continue to focus on the coming month, we will also share events as we hear about them, so you can plan ahead!
In brief this month read more on..
New to cycling? Halfords are offering a Free Women’s introductory bike workshop on the 20 May.
Colchester Cycle Champions will be in Castle Park on 4 dates in May offering support, advice and a Free Bike Health Check to get your bike ready for a summer of cycling.
Congratulations to Key stage 1 at St Lawrence Primary School in Rowhedge for winning the Spring EcoRace, find out how your school could take part.
If you have been concerned about the recent changes to cycle lanes around North Station and the proposals to close the pedestrian/cyclist crossing across the Avenue of Remembrance, then find out more about the work of Colchester Cycling (different to Cycle Colchester) who are pressing for better infrastructure and conditions for local cyclists.
Looking ahead there are lots of charity rides both local and international coming up. If you want a challenge while raising money for a local charity, check them out, places are often limited so if you are interested you will need to register soon.
Next month is National Bike Week and there will be an Essex cycle challenge. More on that later this month.
13, 14, 25 & 26 May - Free Bike Health Check with Colchester Cycle Champions. Why not cycle to Castle Park and visit the stand in Upper Castle Park near the new play area between 11am and 2pm? As well as a free Bike Health Check, friendly local cycle champions will be on hand to answer any cycle related quesions you have. Please remember not to cycle in the actual park.
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Read Wolf's insirational story about how cycling has transformed his mobility. Find out about the e-bikes he has built, his campaigning for better cycle links particularly between towns and his lobbying for ebikes to be recognised as a mobility aid. 'Getting the bus is causing me big problems, but cycling is good. Going to work by bus I’m sitting down for an hour and a half and I’d have to take painkillers before going to work, but not when I’m cycling.'