September 2019 News

This month we chatted with Liz Bethell from St James’ Primary School about her work as a bikeability instructor, growing up on her bike as a bit of a tomboy and how she’s held onto her favourite bike for a long time. We might be slowly drifting into autumn but there’s still plenty happening in the Colchester cycling world, so without further ado, let’s get going…

August 2019 News

This month we bring you news of an award for Cycle Colchester stalwart Pam Nelson, the success of Sustrans’ trailblazing Winstree Rd Community Led Street Design project, more cycle security events with Colchester Bike Kitchen, beginner rides from Cycling UK, the upcoming Cycle County Active County conference in Chelmsford, some exciting job opportunities and lots more!

July 2019 News

This month we had a chat with Tori Cook, Cycling UK’s new development officer for Essex. Tori talks about big cycling challenges, taking a break and then getting back into riding through cycle confidence training and how it’s kept her happy and healthy – both mentally and physically.

June 2019 News

It’s a jam-packed issue of the newsletter this month so grab a cup of tea, make sure you’re sitting comfortably and have a read…

May 2019 News

We chatted with John McArthur about his cycling epiphany 30 years ago.

Find out about how you can pledge to make Colchester a better place with the Colchester Cycling Charter.

Bike Week is back! Find events near you.

VCR cycling club are running Colchester’s first womens road race – find out how you can support them.

There’s some exciting news from the Bike Kitchens including free classes and cycle marking.

Are you ready to join the 30:30 Essex challenge? It’s easier to exercise than you think!

And we’ve got our usual updates from Re~Cycle, as well as how you can sign up to ride 100 miles in support of your favourite charities!

Lucy Mondon

This month's interview is with Lucy Mondon. Lucy tells us about how getting an e-bike has given her a new found confidence in cycling on the road, as well as some tips and tricks about how to get the most out of your  e-bike! How did you first start cycling?  It’s the...

Liz Bethell

This month we chatted with Liz Bethell from St James’ Primary School about her work as a bikeability instructor, growing up on her bike as a bit of a tomboy and how she’s held onto her favourite bike for a long time…

Willow Mitchell

This month I caught up with Willow Mitchell in and found out all about how she went from pootling around the country lanes on her bike as a kid to working on exciting behaviour change projects with Sustrans. Via Brighton and Berlin of course.

Tori Cook

This month I chatted with Tori Cook, Cycling UK’s new Development Officer for Essex. Tori is Colchester born and bred, and is getting back into cycling after a break. She told me about how much of a help she’s found cycle confidence training, riding from London to...

Phin & Gabi Wenlock

This month we had a chat with Phin and Gabi Wenlock, father and son who have both been riding their whole lives and see it as a normal and sensible way of getting about. They invited me round for a cuppa, and I just about made it inside before the heavens opened! With...

upcoming events

  • Cycling for Pleasure
    • 16/10/2019
    • Introductory Wednesday rides from Leisure World at 11am open to all, aimed at new riders, returning riders and those wishing to improve their health.

  • Cycling for Pleasure
    • 23/10/2019
    • Introductory Wednesday rides from Leisure World at 11am open to all, aimed at new riders, returning riders and those wishing to improve their health.

  • Re~Cycle Bike Sale
    • 26/10/2019
    • Grab yourself a bargain!

  • Cycling for Pleasure
    • 30/10/2019
    • Introductory Wednesday rides from Leisure World at 11am open to all, aimed at new riders, returning riders and those wishing to improve their health.

  • Cycling for Pleasure
    • 06/11/2019
    • Introductory Wednesday rides from Leisure World at 11am open to all, aimed at new riders, returning riders and those wishing to improve their health.

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