Colchester has a new cycling centre

Welcome to the hub

Colchester now has a secure cycling hub that is ideal for workers, shoppers and tourists who want to linger and explore Britain’s first city

The hub, run by Colchester City Council in partnership with Spokesafe is located in Portal Precinct, just off Sir Isaac’s Walk,

The centre of the city already has more than 100 bike parking spaces on sheffield stands. These can be good if you use a Sold Secure lock.– but the new centre offers a lot more security including a unique key-code entry and CCTV.

Secure cycle parking

The hub provides a secure place for people to park their bikes in the city centre, It is operated by Spokesafe on behalf of Colchester City Council. Spokesafe runs several similar hubs across Britain. The opening times are 7am to 10pm, seven days a week. There are several membership options available, including pay-as-you-go bookings from £1 a day. Weekly and monthly memberships are cheaper. Access is instantly available to any member of the community  via the Spokesafe app. Photo ID is required for sign-ups on the app. Visit the Spokesafe website to find out more

Learn at Colchester Bike Kitchen

How do I mend a puncture, oil a chain, adjust my brakes? If you don’t know where to start, you need to visit Colchester Bike Kitchen. They will show you how to do it so you’ll never be caught out again. They also have a range of specialist tools that you can use for more difficult jobs, or just pop in to use the workshop to carry out your own repairs. For more about CBK, including opening times, visit them here.

Ecargo bike hire for businesses and individuals

Doing your shopping, or maybe you want to try carrying children in a cargo bike before buying one? You can now hire eCargo bikes by the hour, up to a day, from the cycling centre. Visit the eCargo bike library website for more details. You can also hire eCargo bikes by the day from the New Town Bike Hub.