Essex CTC Member Group

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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, Colchester (Informal), Havering, and South East Essex.

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.

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Cycling Events Promoted by Essex CTC

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

Date Event Location
11/05/2014 09:30Dot Sharp Memorial Ride 80 kmMountnessing
St John's Church Hall
13/07/2014 08:30Peggy Thorndyke Memorial Ride 100 kmWickford
Market Cafe
13/07/2014 08:30Peggy Thorndyke Memorial Ride 100 mWickford
Market Cafe
29/06/2014 08:30Windmill Ride 210 kmGalleywood
Galleywood Heritage Centre
29/06/2014 10:00Windmill Ride 120 kmGalleywood
Galleywood Heritage Centre

Group Bike Rides Across Essex

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

If the bike rides below 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 way to try group riding and meet new and interesting people.

Date Start Elevenses Destination
04/05/2014 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

Short Half Day Ride
04/05/2014 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Stansted Mountfitchet
Furneux Pelham
04/05/2014 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Dedham
Art & Craft Centre
Hadleigh
The George
04/05/2014 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Market Cafe
Galleywood
Lathcoats Farm Shop
Ramsden Heath
The Nags Head
11/05/2014 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Heybridge Basin
The Lock Tearoom
Purleigh
The Bell
11/05/2014 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Witham
Olivers Nurseries
Andrewsfield
Andrewsfield Aviation
11/05/2014 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Market Cafe
Stow Maries
Stow Maries Aerodrome
Bradwell
The Green Man
27/04/2014 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

Hatfield Broadoak
27/04/2014 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Great Dunmow
Widdington
27/04/2014 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Tiptree
Perrywood Garden Centre
Little Baddow
Papermill Lock
27/04/2014 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Market Cafe
Mundon
The Round Bush

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 (Informal), Havering, and South East Essex.