Welcome to the Essex CTC Member Group
- The Magazine for Essex CTC -
Ride reports and articles.
only £6 per year (incl p&p)!
Essex is a beautiful county. This (parent) member group is sub-divided into 4 Member Groups (MG), plus two affiliated groups. Please find your quick access here:
We know this because our type of cycling takes us away from congested towns and into the countryside unspoilt by the motor car. Our rides through the villages can be like a step back in time as we admire the rolling landscape, quaint thatched cottages and the sights and sounds of authentic rural England. The pace of life in the countryside is matched only by our own modest speed.
There's a freedom and beauty about Essex that only cycling can do justice.
There's nothing special about what we do. Some of us ride with the CTC because of the companionship, some for the scenery. We all enjoy the fantastic bonus that this unstressed exercise really does keep us fit.
I hope the following pages will inspire you to get in touch with us.
If you're new to cycling, or our group, don't forget to check out our newcomers page
The Essex CTC Member Group is part of the 70,000 strong national Cyclists' Touring Club.
The CTC provides its membership 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 (see the history page). Since then the importance of cycling as a method of travel has changed and our towns and cities are full of cars. But cycling is far from finished. In fact it's a fabulous leisure activity that is genuinely practical and the perfect way of discovering the beauty of the Essex countryside.
There are more then 1,600 CTC members in Essex and 4 active CTC member groups. If you enjoy our cycling then the CTC is the way ahead.
Lynda Collins, Secretary of the Essex CTC Member Group