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
06/11/2016 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

Short Half Day Ride
06/11/2016 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Blake End
Timbers Restaurant
The Red Lion
06/11/2016 09:30Colchester
Leisure World

Woodham Walter
The Queen Victoria
06/11/2016 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
The Barge Tearooms
Little Totham
The Swan
23/10/2016 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

23/10/2016 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Perrywood Garden Centre
Rose & Crown
23/10/2016 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Earls Colne
Colne Valley Golf Club
Great Totham
The Prince of Wales
23/10/2016 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
The Railway Tavern
30/10/2016 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

30/10/2016 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
The Blue Boar
Stondon Massey
Bricklayers Arms
30/10/2016 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Mill Race Garden Centre
Earls Colne
The Essex Golf and Country Club
30/10/2016 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
Blackmore Tea Rooms
West Hanningfield
The Three 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.


Gathered outside the Wheatsheaf, 13/03/2016
Colchester to Tattingstone on 13/03/2016
Crossing the River Box, 08/03/2015
Colchester to Stutton on 08/03/2015
After elevenses at The Vineyard in Coggeshall, 12/01/2014
Chelmsford City to Copford on 12/01/2014

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).