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!

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.

March 2019 News

We talk to Irena and Zak Banham about how he’s encouraged his parents to ditch the car and beat congestion.

Find out how new restrictions on bringing bikes on trains in our region might affect you.

Re~Cycle are teaming up with Halfords again to offer a huge 20% discount on new bikes if you trade in your old one between 5th March and 3rd April.

Are you a clean air hero? You could be one if you change the way you travel to school, and help with rhino conservation in the process.

There’s lots of RideLondon cycle ride spots available through local charities. We’ve got links to register, and all you have to do is raise a bit of cash for them!

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...

John McArthur

We spoke to John McArthur about why he prefers his bike, his bike shop, and why we all need to learn to get along

Alex McNulty

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.

Irena and Zak Banham

Irena Banham tells us how her son Zak has encouraged both of his parents to become a bit obsessed with cycling, and how it’s now proving a great way for her to beat congestion on the school run.

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