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...read more
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!)read more
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.
We’ve also got plenty of news this month including Re~Cycle’s upcoming sportive with local cycle club VC Revolution, Bikeability training, Ride to work week, Bikewise cycle security campaign and lots more.read more
This month we popped down to Wivenhoe Bike Kitchen in, er, Wivenhoe, to catch up with Jo and Jay who've been helping people fix their bikes in the village for six years or so. We've also got news about Bikeability, an upcoming closed rode 100 mile sportive right here...read more
Our interviews will return from next month, for now there’s plenty of news for you to get your teeth into. Fancy a ride round the Dengie? Some freebies from Colchester Bike kitchen? Got a new bike for Christmas? Why not donate your old one to Re~Cycle. Or if you’re just getting back on the bike, book yourself some cycle confidence sessions with Safer Essex Roads. We’ve also got a roundup of some interesting things that have caught our eye this week…read more
We’re sorry to say that there’s no interview this month, instead we’ve got a bumper edition of the newsletter for you. We’ve also got our usual interesting links, and a few last minute gift ideas… you better be quick though as it’s not long to go now!read more
This month we’ve got a bumper issue including updates from our friends at local charity Re~Cycle, the exciting work Sustrans are doing at Winstree Road, how to get involved with Colchester Cycling Campaign and some news from local cycle clubs. We’ve also included...read more
Find out about the Clean Air Survey, an update from Sustrans on the Winstree Road Project, the Wheels for All festival and some tips and tricks on how to keep your bike safe. We’ve also got news from our friends at Re~Cycle and the Colchester and Wivenhoe Bike Kitchens.read more
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…read more
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!read more