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January 2020 News

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…

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December 2019 News

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!

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November 2019 News

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...

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October 2019 News

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.

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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…

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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!

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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.

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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…

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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!

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April 2019 News

We spoke to Alex McNulty about his journey from commuter to long distance rider, and how he ditched his car in favour of a bike.

Cycle the full 14 mile Colchester Orbital route as part of the Jane’s Walk weekend

The Bike Kitchens are getting ready for summer, learn about Wivenhoe’s new opening hours and book your space on Colchester’s upcoming beginners course.

We’ve got an update from local charity Re~Cycle about their monthly bike sale and Easter opening hours.

There’s still a few spots left for the RideLondon Surrey Sportive through local charities. We’ve got full details on how you can sign up to represent them and help raise some money

We’ve also got full details of the Sustrans job we mentioned in last month’s newsletter.

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