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
10/07/2016 08:30Peggy Thorndyke Memorial Ride 100 kmWickford
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
10/07/2016 08:30Peggy Thorndyke Memorial Ride 100 mWickford
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
14/08/2016 09:30Colchester 40 kmColchester
Playgolf Colchester
14/08/2016 09:30Colchester 40 mColchester
Playgolf Colchester
19/06/2016 08:30Essex CTC Tri-Vets 100 mMountnessing
St John's Church Hall
24/07/2016 12:30Essex CTC Summer Social MeetingWoodham Mortimer
The Hurdlemakers Arms
26/06/2016 08:30Windmill Ride 210 kmChelmsford
Chelmer Cycling Club
26/06/2016 10:00Windmill Ride 120 kmChelmsford
Chelmer Cycling Club

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
05/06/2016 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

Short Half Day Ride
05/06/2016 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Perrywood Garden Centre
The Eight Bells
05/06/2016 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Mill Race Garden Centre

05/06/2016 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
The Secret Garden Tearooms
Ford End
The Butchers Arms
12/06/2016 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

12/06/2016 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Harlow Garden Centre
Prince of Wales
12/06/2016 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
The Barn at Assington
Valley Farm
12/06/2016 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
Ingatestone Saddlery Centre

29/05/2016 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

Littley Green
The Compasses
29/05/2016 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Coopersale Street
29/05/2016 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Mistley Place Park
The White Hart
29/05/2016 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
Hatfield Peverel
D's Cafe Diner
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, 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.


New Year's Day group in Great Totham, 01/01/2016
Colchester to Great Totham on 01/01/2016
Group celebrating Colchester CTC's 4th anniversary, 04/07/2015
Colchester to Maldon on 04/07/2015
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).