This site is about cycling in and around Colchester, Essex, UK. We are Colchester Cycling Campaign and we want to make it easier for people aged 8 to 80 to ride a bike to work, school, the shops or just to meet friends. We press our councils to provide better infrastructure and conditions for cyclists, with funds coming from public expenditure and companies involved in new developments.
We love the local countryside and urge you to visit too ... on two wheels, of course.
What's Going On
We don't organise rides — but there are plenty of others that do. Colchester has a great cycling culture for a town of its size, and there are fitness rides, distance rides and fun rides for you to choose from, even if you haven't cycled for years. See the Colchester cycling diary.
We do run Bike Drinks (at the Old New Inn on the third Monday of each month except August) and we liaise with the local powers-that-be at a regular cycling forum. If you'd like to help shape Colchester's cycling future, get in touch.
About Colchester Cycling Campaign
The cycling campaign is a "democracy by participation", so if you want a say, get involved by coming to Bike Drinks, representing us at meetings, writing letters or helping at stalls. We were founded in 1990 and our successes include helping to establish the Wivenhoe Trail, the £4.2 million Colchester Cycling Town project and securing hugely improved bike parking at Colchester railway station. Want to know more? See "Campaigning News" on the Essentials page. For a list of our schemes, major, minor and at the station, click here.