Do you need help?

Find out local help available to get you back in the saddle, to improve your confidence or get your bike ready to ride.


Donate your unwanted bike to be shipped to Africa and buy quality refurbished bikes at modest costs.

Colchester Cycling Campaign

For advice on what bike, local bike shops, routes beyond Colchester, Bike Drinks, local campaigning and much more.

Volunteer Led Rides

Regular, gentle rides to boost confidence and experience

Clean Air Heroes

A points-based activity for infant, junior and primary schools located within the Essex County Council Authority catchment

meet a local cyclist

Finn Allen

Christina Allen-Cole talked to us about the 45 minute Bikeability Learn to Ride training (funded by SERP and delivered by Essex County Council) which her 8 year old son Finn completed last week.

Christina told us “As parents, we’d tried to teach Finn to ride, but he had zero confidence, even just sitting on a bike. The Bikeability Learn to Ride training really worked wonders.

By chance, the instructor Chris was another Wivenhoe mum, and her daughter goes to the same school as Finn, so that helped.

She started by just getting him to balance on the bike, taking things really slowly. Earlier, someone had talked about taking the pedals off the bike when they got home, to use it like a balance bike, and I was thinking we’d probably have to do this, and then get Chris to do another session.

What was amazing was that just as I was thinking this, Finn did a big circuit of the playground! I really didn’t think it was going to happen, and then suddenly in the last fifteen minutes it just clicked.

We’re very involved with the local Scouts, and we’re going to Holland for a week with them in the summer, and will be cycling to places, so this has been a huge help.”

And the last word from Finn? “I recommend it to any young person who needs to learn to ride their bike”

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The Cake Escape

Cycle around Essex and collect stamps towards a free slice of cake!

Centurion Treasure Trail

Take the kids on a treasure trail around High Woods country park and find real treasure at the end!

Wivenhoe's Bike Kitchen

Friendly community bicycle workshop offering drop in sessions twice a week

Colchester Bike Kitchen

Friendly community bicycle workshop 1st and 3rd Wednesday evening and Saturday afternoon each month