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
02/11/2014 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

Short Half Day Ride
02/11/2014 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Dutch Nursery
Ford Street
02/11/2014 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Mistley Place Park
The White Horse
02/11/2014 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Market Cafe
The Beehive
The White Hart Inn
09/11/2014 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

09/11/2014 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station

The Leather Bottle
09/11/2014 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Marks Hall
Great Totham
The Prince of Wales
09/11/2014 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Market Cafe
Great Baddow
The Bringey Coffee Shop
Heybridge Basin
The Old Ship
16/11/2014 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

16/11/2014 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Cooksmill Green
Marden Ash
The Stag
16/11/2014 09:30Colchester
Leisure World

The White Horse
16/11/2014 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Market Cafe
Norton Heath
Norton Heath Cafe
West Hanningfield
The Compasses


Havering CTC riders enjoying warm sunshine at Cold Norton, 25/05/2014
Upminster (Havering) to Cold Norton on 25/05/2014
The cycle ride wasn't enough of a workout for Duan!, 18/05/2014
Colchester to Brent Eleigh on 18/05/2014
A liquid lunch at The cock in Brent Eleigh, 18/05/2014
Colchester to Brent Eleigh on 18/05/2014

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.