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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Group Bike Rides Today

Date Start Elevenses Destination
25/01/2015 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Rayne
The Booking Hall Cafe
Finchingfield
The Red Lion
25/01/2015 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Copford
Barnplants Garden Centre
Bures
The Eight Bells
25/01/2015 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Market Cafe
Maldon
Barge Tea Rooms
Little Totham
The Swan

Cycling Events Promoted by Essex CTC

Cycling events organised by the Essex CTC Member Group, open to all.

Date Event Location
10/05/2015 09:30Dot Sharp Memorial Ride 80 kmMountnessing
St John's Church Hall
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
01/02/2015 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Rettendon
BHN Garden Centre
Maldon
The Queens Head
01/02/2015 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Stratford St Mary
Hall Farm Shop
Earls Colne
The Lion
01/02/2015 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Market Cafe
Chelmsford
The Secret Garden Tea Rooms
Bicknacre
Brewers Arms
01/02/2015 10:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

Short Half Day Ride
08/02/2015 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Great Bardfield
The Blue Egg
Castle Hedingham
08/02/2015 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Dedham
Dedham Art & Craft Centre
Assington
Shoulder of Mutton
08/02/2015 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Market Cafe
Woodham Walter
Bunsay Downs Golf Club
Woodham Walter
The Queen Victoria
08/02/2015 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

Group at The Whalebone in Finchingfield, 02/03/2014
Colchester to Fingringhoe on 02/03/2014
Lunch at The Alma in Copford, 12/01/2014
Chelmsford City to Copford on 12/01/2014
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 (Informal), Havering, and South East Essex.