Essex CTC Member Group

Essex CTC Member GroupCyclists' Touring Club

Cycling Events Promoted by Essex CTC

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

Date Event Location
09/08/2015 09:30Colchester 40 kmMarks Tey
Bungalow Diner
09/08/2015 09:30Colchester 40 mMarks Tey
Bungalow Diner
12/07/2015 08:30Peggy Thorndyke Memorial Ride 100 kmWickford
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
12/07/2015 08:30Peggy Thorndyke Memorial Ride 100 mWickford
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
26/07/2015 13:00Essex CTC Summer Social MeetingWoodham Mortimer
The Hurdlemakers Arms
28/06/2015 08:30Windmill Ride 210 kmGalleywood
Galleywood Heritage Centre
28/06/2015 10:00Windmill Ride 120 kmGalleywood
Galleywood Heritage Centre

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
07/06/2015 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

Short Half Day Ride
07/06/2015 09:00Wickford (South East Essex)
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
High Easter
Snug Cafe
Littley Green
The Compasses
07/06/2015 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Greenstead Green
Long Melford
The George and Dragon
07/06/2015 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Perrywood Garden Centre
Little Baddow
Papermill Lock
07/06/2015 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
The Secret Garden
Littley Green
The Compasses
14/06/2015 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

North Fambridge
14/06/2015 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
The Round House
The Queens Head
14/06/2015 09:30Colchester
Leisure World

Pin Mill
The Butt & Oyster
14/06/2015 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
Butts Green Garden Centre
Cock Clarks
The Fox & Hounds
31/05/2015 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

Hylands Park
31/05/2015 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
The Shed Coffee House
Little Hadham
The Nags Head
31/05/2015 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Greenstead Green
Greenstead Green Farm Shop
Great Yeldham
The Waggon & Horses
31/05/2015 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
Crystal Cafe
The Railway Tavern

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.

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.


Wickham Bishops Viaduct, 29/03/2015
Chelmsford City to Witham on 29/03/2015
Passing The Nags Head in Ramsden Heath, 04/01/2015
Wickford (South East Essex) to Ramsden Heath on 04/01/2015
Group at The Whalebone in Finchingfield, 02/03/2014
Colchester to Fingringhoe on 02/03/2014

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.