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.
This year cycling is at the heart of the Free Festival. Our Cycle Town will include free cycle parking, a free smoothie (pedalled by us!) Dr Bike and a free raffle ticket for everyone making use of our cycle parking. Colchester Bike Kitchen, CTC cycle champions, St Helena's Hospice, CoHoC and Cycle Colchester will be on hand to talk to you about cycling locally, keeping your bike in order, charity rides coming up and much more.
Walk Colchester will have their Boma available to try out.
Find us at the bottom of Upper Castle Park, inside the folley wall.
In the family area near the play area, bring the kids to decorate some funky bike, feet or scootering glasses with Cycle Colchester.
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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.