Cycling and Covid-19

Many more people are cycling as Colchester comes out of lockdown. CCC is pressing Essex County Council to create pop-up cycle lanes. See our blog.  Please follow government advice on social distancing, etc. If you need advice on bikes, maintenance or routes, contact us.

Our monthly Bike Drinks is now a virtual meeting. If you would like to join in, please get in touch.

Improvements to the Colchester cycling network

Essex County Council has announced a range of improvements to the Colchester cycling network. You can view the details at 

New national guidance came out in July 2020 and councils will have to conform to it if they want their projects funded. They also have to show a commitment to active travel in order to receive funding for any other projects. The guidance was accompanied by Gear Change, in which the government spelt out its vision for active travel.

This page looks at improvements under way, as well as improvements suggested by CCC (sheet 2). You can also view this page in Google Sheets.


Thanks to the following people who have made a Go Fund Me donation to CCC to support this website: Emily Harrup, Kim Barnetson, Jean Quinn, Alan Spence, Jim Rayner, Mark Whybrow, Andrew Phillips, Des McCarron, Michael Padmore, Pam Nelson, Andrew Budd, Paul and Caroline Avison, Dilly Meyer, Will Bramhill, Alex Oldman, Mark Alston, Jo Wheatley, Keith Baker, Alan Palmer, Kevin Nunn, Mindy Turpin of Utah, US, and 2 x Anonymous


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