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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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October 2020

Fancy a challenge next year? St Helena Hospice have places available in the 60 mile London 2 Cambridge cycle on 25th July 2021. You’ll ride from the White Water Centre in north London to Jesus Green in Cambridge, with the route winding through the peaceful country...

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September 2020

Summer may be well and truly over, but Autumn is still a beautiful time to be out and about on your bike. The best news is Wivenhoe Bike Kitchen are open again every Monday 19:00-21:00 and Sunday 14:00-16:00: WBK offers free safety checks at all sessions until...

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August 2020

The Stop. Swap. GO! 60 Day Challenge is in full swing! Hundreds of people in Essex have already joined the 60 Day Challenge designed to motivate participants to walk and cycle more. The challenge launched on 1 August and already there is lots of activity on social...

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June 2020 News

We’ve got updates from Wivenhoe Bike Kitchen, the Colchester Orbital has launched, FREE bikeability training and much more

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May 2020 News

We hope you've been enjoying some cycling on the quieter roads, especially as the weather's been so nice! Sorry this month's newsletter is a little bit late but there's plenty for you to read. This month's interview is with Rick King. Rick told us about his time...

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April 2020 News

It’s been a funny old month hasn’t it? Some of us are now working from home, others are furloughed and others are carrying on in essential roles. No matter what you’re doing, thank you for doing your bit to keep us all safe and hopefully riding a bike is keeping you active and happy! We’ve got plenty of news this month, mostly on a theme you’d expect, so if you’d rather steer clear of that then we fully understand!

There’s no new interview this month but if you haven’t already then we really recommend you go back and have a read of last month’s with Re~Cycle volunteer Richard. His enthusiasm for the charity and riding his bike is infectious (if you’ll excuse the term!)

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