April 2021

We've got loads of great news to share with you this month, so let's get straight into it... Northern Gateway Sports Park The Colchester Northern Gateway Sports Park is opening to the public from Monday 26th April! The new facility features both indoor and outdoor...

March 2021

Spin eScooter Trials Spin eScooter trials have come to Colchester and they’ve now been rolled out across the borough. All you need to ride is a provisional driving license and the Spin app on your phone. The trials are being run as a nationwide pilot scheme to test...

January 2021

Christmas feels like a lifetime ago, but we hope you all had some restful time off and maybe even got out for a ride or two! With another lockdown upon us, don't despair! We've got lots of news from local cycling groups to share with you. Keep local, keep riding, come...

December 2020

Well, what a year it’s been! A lot of us have completely changed the way we live and work, be that working from home or getting used to having partners around the house more. It’s been a great year for cycling too -  with a 63% increase in bike sales over the lockdown...

November 2020

Have your say on the Colchester Future Transport Strategy The strategy examines how the borough's residents, employees and visitors currently travel and where transport investements should be made in the coming years, it also forms the basis for which all future...

Rick King

This month’s interview is with Rick King. Rick’s been volunteering with lots of cycling and mobility projects in Colchester, and his story of how cycling transformed his health is really inspirational. With social distancing in place I wasn’t able to go and see Rick in person, but he very kindly answered a few questions by email instead. Read on…

Richard Harris

This month I sat down with Re~Cycle volunteer and all round bike lover Richard Harris to chat about what got him back into riding, why Re~Cycle is the best place to work, and what he’s planning for his next bike…

Wivenhoe Bike Kitchen

On a chilly Monday evening at the end of January I took a ride to meet Jo and Jay, founders of Wivenhoe Bike Kitchen. I leant my bike against the fence outside their workshop in the Canoe Store at the old Cook’s Shipyard in Wivenhoe, knocked on the door, and was greeted by Jo – and the offer of a hot cup of tea. How could I say no…

Catherine and Stuart Johnson 

This month I met Catherine and Stuart Johnson for a cup of tea and a catch up at The Minories tearoom. We talked about cycle campaigning, utility cycling and how riding a bike quite simply puts a smile on your face!  

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...

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