Essex CTC Member Group

Essex CTC Member GroupCyclists' Touring Club

Cycling Events Promoted by Essex CTC

Cycling events organised by the Essex CTC Member Group, open to all.

Date Event Location
11/12/2016 12:00Essex CTC XMAS Social MeetingCock Clarks
The Fox & Hounds

Group Bike Rides Across Essex

Group bike rides organised and led by experienced local cyclists from Essex CTC's subsidary Member Groups.

Date Start Elevenses Destination
02/10/2016 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

Short Half Day Ride
02/10/2016 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
White Roding
Bretts Garden Centre
Prince of Wales
02/10/2016 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
The Chequers
02/10/2016 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
Ingatestone Saddlery Centre
Cock Clarks
The Fox & Hounds
09/10/2016 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

09/10/2016 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Andrewsfield Aviation
Castle Hedingham
The Bell Inn
09/10/2016 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Woodlands Tea Rooms
Cressing Temple Barns
09/10/2016 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
South Woodham Ferrers
Tropical Wings

16/10/2016 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

16/10/2016 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Blackmore Tea Rooms
Matching Tye
The Fox Inn
16/10/2016 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Little Baddow
Papermill Lock
16/10/2016 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
Recess Coffee Shop
Littley Green
The Compasses

If the bike rides above seem quite a long way, not to worry as in Essex we are very fortunate to have an energetic CTC Area Officer in Richard Monk. Richard organises shorter rides aimed at new and returning cyclists and they are a great introduction to group riding.

The CTC and its Essex Member Group

The CTC (Cyclists' Touring Club) is the national cycling charity, catering for more than 70,000 members nationwide, and 1,600 across Essex. The Essex CTC Member Group has four subsidiary Member Groups, or "sections": Chelmsford City (Informal), Colchester (Informal), Havering, and South East Essex (Informal).

The CTC provides its members with a range of services appropriate for modern day cycling such as third party insurance, legal advice and discounts on all kinds of cycling and general outdoor activities. The Club also campaigns for cycling issues both at local level and in discussion with government.

The Essex branch of the CTC originated as a 'District Association' and was established in 1927. Since then the importance of cycling as a mode of travel has changed and our towns and cities are full of cars. But cycling is far from finished. In fact it's a genuinely practical means of active travel as well as a fabulous leisure activity that is the perfect way of discovering the beauty of the Essex countryside.

We hope you will join us and share in our passion for cycling and together experience the joy it can bring to our lives.


The River Orwell from Orwell Bridge, 13/09/2015
Colchester to Wherstead on 13/09/2015
Group celebrating Colchester CTC's 4th anniversary, 04/07/2015
Colchester to Maldon on 04/07/2015
Puncture number 1 a mile from elevenses, 15/02/2015
Chelmsford City to Allens Green on 15/02/2015

Route Maps

Ride Reports

These are the most recent ride reports and route maps collated from the four Essex CTC Member Groups (Chelmsford City, Colchester, Havering, and South East Essex).