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
10/05/2015 09:30Dot Sharp Memorial Ride 80 kmMountnessing
St John's Church Hall
12/07/2015 08:30Peggy Thorndyke Memorial Ride 100 kmWickford
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
12/07/2015 08:30Peggy Thorndyke Memorial Ride 100 mWickford
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
26/07/2015 13:00Essex CTC Summer Social MeetingWoodham Mortimer
The Hurdlemakers Arms
28/06/2015 08:30Windmill Ride 210 kmGalleywood
Galleywood Heritage Centre
28/06/2015 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.

Date Start Elevenses Destination
05/04/2015 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

Short Half Day Ride
05/04/2015 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Thaxted
Henham
The Cock Inn
05/04/2015 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Assington
The Barn at Assington
Hadleigh
Huffers Cafe & Restaurant
05/04/2015 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
Rettendon
BHN Garden Centre
Cock Clarks
The Fox & Hounds
12/04/2015 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

Leigh-on-Sea
12/04/2015 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Abridge
Waltham Abbey
12/04/2015 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Coggeshall
Dutch Nursery
Castle Hedingham
The Bell Inn
12/04/2015 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
Writtle
The Secret Garden
Mill Green
The Viper
19/04/2015 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

Great Bardfield
The Blue Egg
19/04/2015 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station

Spring Tour
Wangford
19/04/2015 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Hatfield Heath
Wareside
19/04/2015 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Flatford
National Trust Tea Rooms
St Osyth
The Red Lion
19/04/2015 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
Little Baddow
Papermill Lock
Kelvedon
The Railway Tavern

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, 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.

Photos

Wickham Bishops Viaduct, 29/03/2015
Chelmsford City to Witham on 29/03/2015
Outside The Swan in Little Totham, 25/01/2015
Wickford (South East Essex) to Little Totham on 25/01/2015
Brian and Diana admiring the new Essex CTC jersey, 06/04/2014
Chelmsford City to Little Hadham on 06/04/2014

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.