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
14/12/2014 12:00Essex CTC XMAS Social MeetingCock Clarks
The Fox & Hounds

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
05/10/2014 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

Short Half Day Ride
05/10/2014 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Thaxted
Great Sampford
05/10/2014 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Coggeshall
Dutch Nersery
Woodham Walter
The Queen Victoria
05/10/2014 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Market Cafe
South Woodham Ferrers
Meadow Croft Garden Centre
West Hanningfield
The Ship
12/10/2014 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home
North Weald Bassett
Railway Station
Mill Green
The Viper
12/10/2014 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Sawbridgeworth
Little Hadham
12/10/2014 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Elmstead Market
Beth Chatto
Earls Colne
Colne Valley Golf course
12/10/2014 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Market Cafe
Maldon
Request Coffee Shop
Tolleshunt D'Arcy
The Queens Head
19/10/2014 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

Pleshey
19/10/2014 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Greenstead Green
Pebmarsh
19/10/2014 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Newton Leys
Weldons Farm Shop
Hadleigh
19/10/2014 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Market Cafe
Rettendon
BHN Garden Centre
Writtle
The Rose & Crown

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.