Colchester Cycling UK

Ride Reports

Here are some ride reports that members have written, also published in Spotlight.

Maldon, February 25, 2018

“One evening a few weeks ago we received a message from Paul to say that he was at a ride…”

Little Baddow, September 17, 2017

“A misty start, for sure, with quiet peddling through the western suburbs of a sleepy Colchester. Most things seemed damp…”

Great Notley, May 14, 2017

“Although I had my name down as Ride Leader for some time, the destination lunch stop and morning tea stop…”

Wivenhoe, January 1, 2017

“Twelve riders turned out to do the first Sunday ride of the year. We also had a visit from Clive…”

Maldon, January 31, 2016

“Seventeen riders turned out at Colchester Leisure World for the ride plus one guest rider from Poland named Radoslaw who…”

Earls Colne, January 24, 2016

“Twenty-three turned up at the container at Colchester Leisure World for the day’s ride. Malcolm set off with 22…”

Great Totham, January 1, 2016

“For a moment there were eleven riders gathered at Colchester Leisure World, but Chris was there only to say he…”

Langford, October 18, 2015

“Eighteen cyclists gathered at Colchester Leisure World and left in two groups. Alan leading Penny and Robert, while I led…”

Tollesbury, September 20, 2015

“Nine of us turned up at Colchester Leisure World (Sarah, Clive, Robert T, the two Steves, John, Vic, Derek and…”

Wherstead, September 13, 2015

“Sixteen left Colchester Leisure World, including one newish member — Massimo (he rode with us to elevenses once in August) — and…”

Polstead, February 8, 2015

“Eleven riders met up at the container for the ride on a day a bit less cold and windy than…”

Bures, November 30, 2014

“Twelve riders in two groups set off from the bike containers at Colchester Leisure World. It was a misty and…”

Earls Colne, October 12, 2014

“Nineteen riders met at the container on the day. Two new riders to try a day with the group after…”

Stratford St Mary, September 28, 2014

“This was the alternative ride to the Colchester 100 that gave riders the opportunity to do an easier paced ride…”

Colchester 40/40, August 10, 2014

“The weather forecast for the day did not look very good. It was raining as I set off from Colchester…”

Woodham Mortimer, July 27, 2014

“Thirteen riders met up at Colchester Leisure World. This seems to be the magical number to turn up for most…”

Littley Green, July 13, 2014

“Thirteen riders met up at Colchester Leisure World for the ride to The Compasses at Littley Green. The main group…”

Castle Hedingham, June 29, 2014

“This was our third anniversary Colchester CTC group ride. Eleven riders met up at the Colchester Leisure World container for…”

Copford, December 29, 2013

“This being the last ride of the year saw ten riders turning up at Leisure World. The ride to elevenses…”

Goldhanger, December 22, 2013

“The pre XMAS ride was advertised as decide on the day. This was to give riders the option of any…”

Hadleigh, November 17, 2013

“I arrived at Colchester Leisure World to find a healthy number of riders turned out, and to see us off…”

Shotley Gate, August 25, 2013

“Five riders set off from Colchester Leisure World heading for Shotley Gate. Our encounter with water came early and unexpectedly…”

Woodham Walter, August 18, 2013

“Seven cyclists rode from Colchester Leisure World en route for The Cats at Woodham Walter, elevenses at Coggeshall Dutch Nursery…”

Great Bardfield, July 28, 2013

“The ride to The Blue Egg at Great Bardfield with elevenses at Greenstead Green Farm Shop, saw eight riders leaving…”

Great Wenham, June 9, 2013

“It’s not often you meet anyone on Glebe Bridge on the outskirts of Ardleigh, let alone a rather solemn looking…”

Kersey and Hadleigh, June 2, 2013

“Ten riders met up by the skatepark container at 9:30 am. Two of the riders were new to the group…”

Coggeshall, April 21, 2013

“And so with the oldest Spring Classic rolling our from Liege – Bastogne – Liege on Sunday, I took to…”

Greenstead Green, November 11, 2012

“A cold but bright morning greeted nine cyclists that met at Colchester Leisure World for the Remembrance Day ride…”

Great Wenham, October 14, 2012

“Eleven of us left Colchester Leisure World to head out to a new elevenses stop in Weeley. Apart from going…”

Heybridge Basin, September 2, 2012

“A more perfect destination than Heybridge Basin on a warm, late summer afternoon is hard to imagine…”

Colchester 40/40, August 5, 2012

“Twenty-two cyclists met at The Alma, Copford Green for Colchester’s annual Tourist Competition event, the Colchester 40/40…”

Stisted, June 24, 2012

“Because we’d heard that Maldon & District Cycling Club were doing a Reliability Trial and heading for the same lunch…”

Walton on the Naze, June 10, 2012

“In stark contrast to the dreadful weather in the week, it was a hot summer’s day on Sunday for our…”

Wickham St Pauls, June 3, 2012

“Six of us set off from Leisure World on a damp grey morning — Alan, Malcolm, Des, Paul, Caroline and Pam…”

Colne Engaine, May 27, 2012

“It was a great day for a ride, and a great ride we had! Fifteen of us left Leisure World…”

Rayne, May 20, 2012

“The weather was perfect for a bike ride, no rain, not too warm and a gentle breeze set to be…”

Harkstead, May 13, 2012

“A clear blue sky day greeted us this morning for our ride out to Harkstead. Eight of us (Stuart, Des…”

Long Melford, May 6, 2012

“Alan, Andy, Clive, Steve, Mike and Pam braved the grey skies and set off wondering how long it would take…”

Bures, April 15, 2012

“Eight of us set off from Leisure World (Alan, Stuart, Clive, Gillian, Chris, Pam, plus Les and Gill from Tiptree…”

Tolleshunt D’Arcy, April 1, 2012

“We had apologies from quite a few of the regulars, but six of us (Mike, Maureen, Malcolm, Trevor, Clive, Pam)…”

Harwich, March 25, 2012

“It was a cold first morning of British Summer Time but that didn’t put off a hardy group of eight…”

Kersey, March 18, 2012

“Four of us (Malcolm, Alan, Gillian and Pam) set off from Colchester Leisure World, fairly optimistic about the weather despite…”

Stisted, November 27, 2011

“I took the plunge and led my first Colchester CTC ride on Sunday, November 27, relieving Alan Palmer of duties…”

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