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
04/09/2016 10:00Rough-Stuff Reliability Ride 29 mMill Green
The Cricketers Arms
25/09/2016 08:00Colchester 100 mColchester
Playgolf Colchester
25/09/2016 09:00Colchester 100 kmColchester
Playgolf Colchester

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
04/09/2016 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

Short Half Day Ride
04/09/2016 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Mill Race Garden Centre
The Eight Bells
04/09/2016 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
Lake Meadows
Mill Green
The Viper
11/09/2016 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

11/09/2016 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Booking Hall Cafe
Great Yeldham
The Waggon & Horses
11/09/2016 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Brett Vale Golf Club

11/09/2016 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
Blackmore Tea Rooms
The Two Brewers
28/08/2016 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

Littly Green
The Compasses
28/08/2016 09:00Wickford (South East Essex)
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
Tea by the Sea
Little Totham
The Swan
28/08/2016 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Elsenham Golf Club
The Star
28/08/2016 09:30Colchester
Leisure World

28/08/2016 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
Rose & Crown
Little Totham
The Swan

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.


Wickham Bishops Viaduct, 29/03/2015
Chelmsford City to Witham on 29/03/2015
Steve managed to capture himself and the group, 29/06/2014
Colchester to Castle Hedingham on 29/06/2014
Colchester CTC riders at The Cock in Brent Eleigh, 18/05/2014
Colchester to Brent Eleigh on 18/05/2014

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, Havering, and South East Essex).