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
07/09/2014 10:00Rough-Stuff Reliability Ride 29 mMill Green
The Cricketers Arms
10/08/2014 09:30Colchester 40 kmMarks Tey
Bungalow Diner
10/08/2014 09:30Colchester 40 mMarks Tey
Bungalow Diner
28/09/2014 09:00Colchester 100 kmColchester
The Bricklayers Arms

Group Bike Rides Across Essex

Group bike rides organised and led by experienced local cyclists from Essex CTC's subsidary Member Groups.

If the bike rides below 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.

Date Start Elevenses Destination
03/08/2014 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

Short Half Day Ride
03/08/2014 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
03/08/2014 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Roy's Supermarket Cafe
The George
03/08/2014 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Market Cafe
Crystal Cafe
The Railway Tavern
10/08/2014 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home
North Weald (Station)
The Anglia Cafe
10/08/2014 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Perryowood Garden Centre
The Alma
10/08/2014 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Market Cafe
Lake Meadows

17/08/2014 08:30Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home
Norton Heath
Heybridge Basin
17/08/2014 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Greenstead Green
The Lamarsh Lion
17/08/2014 09:30Colchester
Leisure World

Clare Country Park
17/08/2014 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Market Cafe
Cooksmill Green
The Bake House
Littley Green
The Compasses

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.