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
22/02/2015 08:30South East Group's 75 Miles Reliability Ride (under 7 hrs)Wickford
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
22/02/2015 09:00South East Group's 75 Miles Reliability Ride (under 6 hrs)Wickford
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
22/02/2015 09:30South East Group's 75 Miles Reliability Ride (under 5 hrs)Wickford
Wickford Cafe Restaurant

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
01/01/2015 10:00Wickford (South East Essex)
Market Cafe

Mill Green
The Viper
01/01/2015 10:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

Decide on Day
04/01/2015 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Andrewsfield
Andrewsfield Aviation
Gosfield
04/01/2015 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Aldham
Mill Race Garden Centre
Stratford St Mary
04/01/2015 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Market Cafe
Rettendon
BHN Garden Centre
Ramsden Heath
The Nags Head
04/01/2015 10:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

Short Half Day Ride
21/12/2014 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Coggeshall
Dutch Nursery
Ford Street
21/12/2014 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Coggeshall
Dutch Nursery
Wivenhoe Park
Wivenhoe House Hotel
21/12/2014 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Market Cafe
Blackmore
Blackmore Tea Rooms
West Hanningfield
The Ship
21/12/2014 10:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

Stapleford Tawney
The Mole Trap
28/12/2014 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Heybridge Basin
Goldhanger
The Chequers
28/12/2014 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Coggeshall
Copford
The Alma
28/12/2014 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Market Cafe
Maldon
Morrisons
Bicknacre
Brewers Arms
28/12/2014 10:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

Ramsden Heath
The Nags Head

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.

Photos

Gathered at The Bricklayers for the start, 28/09/2014
Colchester 100 km on 28/09/2014
The Colchester group made up the bulk of riders at the Essex CTC Summer Social, 27/07/2014
Colchester to Woodham Mortimer on 27/07/2014
Lunch at The Cricketers Arms in Rickling Green, 16/02/2014
Chelmsford City to Ricking Green on 16/02/2014

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 (Informal), Havering, and South East Essex.