A bike for every occasion in Essex
A bike for every occasion in Essex

Cycle Champions in Essex

  • Gives people the support and encouragement to get cycling, often for the first time in years and some for the first time ever.
  • Works with communities, groups and clubs to enable cycling to develop at grass-roots level.
  • Develops new cycling volunteers and supporters, with new skills and great experiences that keep cycling going on long into the future.

Everyone involved in our projects are Cycle Champions!

You can contact us:

  • By email
  • Phone 01206 506412
  • Facebook: ctccyclechampionsessex
  • Twitter: ctccycleessex


Chelmsford Cycle ME Time and WoMEn Time

CTC is working with Chelmsford City Council and the WoMEn Time project  and Broomfield Hospital to get lots more people cycling.

Everybody is welcome to join us and the Chelmsford Chainlinks volunteers who support every ride and training session.

There are introductory rides every Tuesday at 10am, slightly longer but still easy rides on Thursdays at 10am and gentle family rides on Saturdays at 1pm.

Join the refresher sessions an hour before.

All rides and sessions start from Cake at the Lake in Central Park from March to September.

We have bikes for you to use. Just ask.


Braintree Brakes and Bells

The Tour de France pedalled through the Braintree area and the elite Womens Tour race also visits on 18 June.

CTC’s cycle rides will help you to explore the quiet lanes they use.

Join us on Wednesdays at 10am and on the second Sunday of the month at 11am, both from outside Cycles UK in the High Street.


Colchester's Happy Healthy Bikers

You’re always welcome on any of the The Colchester rides. The rides are led by a great team of ride leaders and volunteers.

Try the rides from Leisure World.

  • Every Wednesday nice introductory rides at 11am
  • Saturday gentle family rides at 11am – check with the group for dates
  • Every Sunday at 9.30 – longer day rides with the local CTC Member group [link to CTC Colchester} who do sterling work for cycling


Maldon making tracks

The Maldon rides have really taken off and there are lots of opportunities to get the bike out of the shed and have some fun, with  the tremendous support of Maldon Cycling Club.

Every Tuesday at 11am from outside Maldon Library

Every Sunday 10am from the Bowls hut at Promenade Park, along Park Drive

Every Monday 7pm from the Bowls hut, (from May to August)


Cycling by the Seaside

As if there isn’t enough cycling, with the Tour de Tendring and the Women’s Tour of Britain returning to Clacton, CTC is running regular rides in Clacton and Jaywick to get you feeling fitter and having fun.

You can find out more by following us on Facebook and we’ll publish event and ride dates on the website regularly.


Becoming a Ride Leader

In the last couple of years CTC has trained up close on 100 new ride leaders here in Essex.

We are continuing to get even more volunteers trained up to help make the groups as self-sufficient as possible.

If you want to know more, contact us.


Revive your Bike

If you want to learn some basic skills to keep your bike in good nick, CTC will be working with the groups to provide training and support.

We start with fixing punctures and move on to adjusting brakes and gears. The charge for an introductory course is £15 per person and £25 for the next level.

For more information email us.


CTC Essex

As if that wasn't enough join the established CTC groups and keep up to date with the CTC Essex Member Group.


CTC helps women in Chelmsford to start cycling
A group of women cycling in Essex
CTC has joined up with Chelmsford City Council to assist more women try cycling through the WoMEn TIME project.
Police officers patrolling on bikes in Colchester
Police get on their bikes in Colchester
Essex Police has introduced a major programme of regular patrols by bicycle in Colchester, in the run up to the Tour de France hitting Essex.
Pumptrack and Pumpkins – new cycle track opens in Tiptree on Halloween!
After two years planning, the new pump track at Tiptree in Essex will be opened this half-term by CTC, the national cycling charity (Thursday 31 Oct,11am ).


Top tips for getting cycling this summer
Colchester cycling group enjoying local scenery by bike
2016 could be another year of British Olympic cycling champions. But this could also be the year that you achieve your own cycling personal best. Here are the four easy steps to getting back on a...
Top ten tips for looking after your bike
CTC Bike Mechanics
Taking care of your bike is important, if it doesn't work you won't ride it. That is why this month, CTC's Big Bike Revival is encouraging people to take their bikes out of their sheds...
Colchester Cycling
Cyclists using a cycle path in Colchester
Stuck for things to do in Colchester? There are lots of cycle rides, cycling groups and much more going on in Essex.

Case Studies

Diana's story - respite for mum
Diana on a bike
Diana was a reluctant cyclist when she first arrived at one of Trailnet’s introductory inclusive cycling sessions. Now, over two years later she is confidently using a bicycle and is one of the...
Removing barriers to cycling in Chelmsford, Essex
Two bollards to Chelmsford where once were ugly barriers
Something interesting has been happening quietly in the town in the last few months. Bit by bit, a long-established part of the transport network has been dismantled.
How CTC helped provide a perfect cycling solution for one family in Essex
Emily leads a group of mums cycling with their kids
CTC Cycle Champions is unashamedly enthusiastic about getting people back on a bike, often after years and sometimes for the first time ever. Many go on to make cycling a regular part of their daily...




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  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
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