upcoming events

For children nine years and upwards, introducing them to cycling on quiet roads.
Starting from Greenstead Library at 10:30  and ending at 12:30pm
45 minute sessions for adults and children struggling to ride or who have never learnt to cycle.
Cycle Colchester will be at Firstsite between 12noon and 4pm promoting cycling as part of Black...

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13 to 21 June National Bike Week


Make this the week you try cycling! Bike Week is an annual opportunity to promote cycling as part of daily life by encouraging ‘everyday cycling for everyone’. This year's focus is on cycling to work and there are two workplace challenges that your organisation could take part in.

 

 

Bike Week demonstrates the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling. The week aims to get people to give cycling a go all over the UK, whether this be for fun, as a means of getting around to work, school and the local shops, or just to visit friends.

If your organisation is keen to promote healthier and more sustainable lifestyles then check out the challenges below.

8-28 June - Love To RIde Challenge

Love to Ride is a national fun, free workplace challenge that anyone can take part in. It’s not just your cycle to work that counts - you can ride anywhere, anytime, for just ten minutes or more to participate. So it’s great for getting new people into cycling. If you love to ride, then spread the love and get your friends and workmates riding. Find out more at National Cycle Challenge

15-28 - June - Active Essex Cycle Challenge

If you prefer something local and some more time to get organised, Active Essex is also running a free workplace Cycle Challenge between the 15-28 June with lots of fabulous prizes to win. Essex Workplace Challenge

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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.'

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