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Visiting Colchester?

There’s lots to see and do in Britain’s first city. The tourist office should be your first port of call

Bike hire in Colchester

Colchester Secure Bike Park run by Colchester City Council rents out cargo bikes either by the day or medium-term to businesses. The city centre bike park has various types of cargo bikes you can try. CO1 1JJ or ///boss.pirate.basic

The New Town Bike Hub hires out cargo bikes for personal use, complete with a short induction course on how to ride them. Great if you’re moving heavy items from A to B. CO1 2HE or ///dangerously.flames.claim

The Northern Gateway Sports Park (next to the A12 and run by Colchester Council) has a selection of bikes for hire both on the site and for recreational use. CO4 5YX or ///heartache.charge.embers

Bicycle Doctor of Bartholomew Street, Ipswich, offers a similar service. They can also supply a mobile workshop for cycle tours and events and they're good for hard-to-find or obsolete bike parts. Kevin Ablitt, 01473 259853

The Outdoor Hire Centre has depots in Colchester (including the Roman Circus chariot racing track) and East Bergholt (halfway between Ipswich and Colchester, handy for Constable Country).

Colchester Cycle Stores and other bike shops may offer cycles for hire. Ring up and ask!

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