Our Town

Colchester is the oldest recorded town in Britain, with a Norman castle built on the foundations of a Roman temple. There's plenty to see and do on a weekend or midweek break, and northeast Essex has less rain than Jerusalem. Find out more at Visit Colchester. Follow these routes to ride from the port of Harwich.


Getting Around

Explore our town (and others in Britain) using the Cyclestreets map or the Sustrans map of the National Cycle Network. Check the weather forecast, the state of the tide (for trips to the beach or Mersea Island) or the local news.

Will you need lights on your bike tonight? Find out what time the sun goes down.


Buy, Hire, Repair

Need a new bike? A new inner tube? Want someone to fit it for you? Check our list of cycle shops and repairers in Colchester. These shops are bike shops, not just shops that sell bikes. Before buying a new everyday cycle, read the Anatomy of an Everyday Bicycle. Looking to hire a bike? Click here.

Campaigning News

There's lots going on at the moment, so take a look at the Objections and Reports page. We've also summarised projects on a Google spreadsheet.

If you'd like to have your say on anything we're doing, come along to Bike Drinks (The Old New Inn Pub at 8pm on the third Monday of each month, except August).