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
10/07/2016 08:30Peggy Thorndyke Memorial Ride 100 kmWickford
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
10/07/2016 08:30Peggy Thorndyke Memorial Ride 100 mWickford
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
14/08/2016 09:30Colchester 40 kmColchester
Playgolf Colchester
14/08/2016 09:30Colchester 40 mColchester
Playgolf Colchester
24/07/2016 12:30Essex CTC Summer Social MeetingWoodham Mortimer
The Hurdlemakers Arms

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
03/07/2016 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

Short Half Day Ride
03/07/2016 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Blackmore Tea Rooms
Matching Tye
The Fox Inn
03/07/2016 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Woodlands Tea Rooms
Littley Green
The Compasses
03/07/2016 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
The Lordship Tea Room
Broads Green
The Walnut Tree
10/07/2016 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

10/07/2016 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Greenstead Green
Greenstead Green Farm Shop
Great Yeldham
The Waggon & Horses
10/07/2016 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Wickford Cafe Restaurant

17/07/2016 09:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

17/07/2016 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Heybridge Basin
The Cart Lodge Tea Room
The Chequers
17/07/2016 09:30Colchester
Leisure World

Owls Retreat
17/07/2016 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
The Secret Garden Tearooms
Littley Green
The Compasses

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 (Informal), Colchester (Informal), Havering, and South East Essex (Informal).

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.


Gathered outside the Wheatsheaf, 13/03/2016
Colchester to Tattingstone on 13/03/2016
John's new recumbent trike taken at Finchingfield, 22/03/2015
Chelmsford City to Finchingfield on 22/03/2015
Ready to go again after 2 minute silence, 09/11/2014
Chelmsford City to Little Easton on 09/11/2014

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, Havering, and South East Essex).