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
13/12/2015 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
11/10/2015 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

Littley Green
The Compasses
11/10/2015 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Great Bardfield
The Blue Egg
Monk Street
11/10/2015 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Munnings Art Museum
The Fleece Hotel
11/10/2015 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
Ingatestone Garden Centre

18/10/2015 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

Much Hadham
18/10/2015 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Budworth Hall
Navestock Side
18/10/2015 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Dutch Nursery
Museum of Power
18/10/2015 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
Request Coffee Shop
Little Totham
The Swan
25/10/2015 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

Thames Chase Forest Cafe
25/10/2015 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
White Roding
25/10/2015 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
The Barn at Assington
The George
25/10/2015 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
The Lordship Tea Room
Cock Clarks
The Fox & Hounds

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.


Riders at the start line, 27/09/2015
Colchester 100 km on 27/09/2015
Some of the group in East Bergholt, 10/05/2015
Colchester to Tattingstone on 10/05/2015
Wickham Bishops Viaduct, 29/03/2015
Chelmsford City to Witham on 29/03/2015

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.