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Lancasters to Craft Garden Centre 7mi 12 Sep 2016
Lancasters to C&As 6mi 11 Aug 2016
To the Uni 3mi 30 Apr 2016
Woodpecker to Tourist Info 7mi 6 Aug 2015
Colchester r'way stn to Endsleigh Court 1mi 20 Mar 2015
Lexden Earthworks 6mi 3 Mar 2014

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Send your yellow bike to Africa

Friday 13 June

A yellow-painted bike, no matter how creaky, has become the accessory du jour for Yorkshire businesses and community organisations to proclaim their support for the Tour de France. Fearful that all these yellow crocks…

Days Out

Weekend rides

Find somewhere to cycle this weekend. Here’s our route-planner’s top picks around Colchester:

Lexden Earthworks · 6mi round-trip
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Melford Hall · 41mi round-trip
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Mistley Towers · 22mi round-trip
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National Cycle Network

Cycle routes in Colchester

The National Cycle Network is a great way to find traffic-free routes and quiet lanes. These routes pass through Colchester:

To Oxford, Kidlington, Bicester, Milton Keynes, Bedford, Huntingdon, St Ives, Cambridge, Newmarket, Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket, Ipswich, Felixstowe, Harwich and Wivenhoe.

To Fakenham, East Dereham, Watton, Thetford and Bury St Edmunds.

To Dover, Deal, Sandwich, Fordwich, Canterbury, Herne Bay, Faversham, Sittingbourne, Chatham, Rochester, London, Harlow, Chelmsford, Hadleigh, Ipswich, Woodbridge, Framlingham, Halesworth, Beccles, Norwich, Fakenham and King'S Lynn.

Knowledge

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What are the roads like? Which are the most cycle-friendly cafés? Where’s your favourite place for a Saturday afternoon spin? Share your knowledge with other local cyclists.

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Smart Turns – new on cycle.travel's route-planner

New Saturday 23 April · 6

Today cycle.travel’s route-planner gets the biggest single improvement since it launched – a new feature we call Smart Turns. cycle.travel now casts a forensic eye over every turn…

River Rhone becomes latest Euro route

Tuesday 22 March · 1

The Rhone Cycle Route, a 1,100km tour beside the river through Switzerland and France, has been anointed as the newest member of the EuroVelo route network. The designation as EuroVelo route…