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
08/05/2016 09:30Dot Sharp Memorial Ride 80 kmMountnessing
St John's Church Hall
28/02/2016 08:30South East Group's 75 Miles Reliability Ride (under 7 hrs)Wickford
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
28/02/2016 09:00South East Group's 75 Miles Reliability Ride (under 6 hrs)Wickford
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
28/02/2016 09:30South East Group's 75 Miles Reliability Ride (under 5 hrs)Wickford
Wickford Cafe Restaurant

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
14/02/2016 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Littley Green
The Compasses
14/02/2016 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Hearts Delight
The Alma Inn
14/02/2016 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
King George's Playing Fields
Stondon Massey
Bricklayers Arms
14/02/2016 10:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

The Lordship Tea Room
21/02/2016 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
The Crown
21/02/2016 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Mill Race Garden Centre
The Chequers
21/02/2016 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
The Secret Garden Tearooms
Cock Clarks
The Fox & Hounds
21/02/2016 10:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home

28/02/2016 09:15Chelmsford City
Bus Station
Allens Green
28/02/2016 09:30Colchester
Leisure World
Greenstead Green
Greenstead Green Farm Shop
The Fox & Hounds
28/02/2016 09:30Wickford (South East Essex)
Wickford Cafe Restaurant
Ingatestone Saddlery Centre

28/02/2016 10:00Upminster (Havering)
Roomes Fashion and Home


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 (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.


Graham pumping his tyre up while the group watch on, 01/01/2016
Colchester to Great Totham on 01/01/2016
Swapping bicycles for guitars, 19/07/2015
Colchester to Longridge on 19/07/2015
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, Havering, and South East Essex).