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
07/09/2014 10:00Rough-Stuff Reliability Ride 29 mMill Green
The Cricketers Arms
28/09/2014 09:00Colchester 100 kmColchester
The Bricklayers Arms

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 introduction to group riding.

Date Start Elevenses Destination
07/09/2014 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

Short Half Day Ride
07/09/2014 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Mill Green
The Viper
07/09/2014 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Woodlands Cafe
Littley Green
The Compasses
07/09/2014 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Market Cafe
Riverside Nursery & Garden Centre
The White Hart
24/08/2014 09:00Wickford (South East Essex)
Market Cafe
Long Melford
24/08/2014 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home
Ramsden Heath
The Nags Head
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park
24/08/2014 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
High Cross
24/08/2014 09:30Colchester
Leisure World

The Peacock Inn
24/08/2014 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Market Cafe
White Elm Tea Room

31/08/2014 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

31/08/2014 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Great Bardfield
The Blue Egg
31/08/2014 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Gallery Tea Room
East Mersea
The Vineyard
31/08/2014 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Market Cafe
Great Baddow
The Bringey Coffee Shop
Little Braxted
The Green Man

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.