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chalkney wood-chapel rd 7mi Sun 12 May
chapel rd-chalkney wood 7mi Sun 12 May
Axial Way to High st WALKING 3mi 18 Oct 2017
Axial Way to Castle Park Colchester 3mi 21 Aug 2017
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

13 Jun 2014

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.


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New Monday 25 February

Since launching in 2013, we’re delighted to have become the route-planner of choice for thousands of bike tourers, recreational riders and city commuters. But our number one requested feature… expands to Scandinavia and Eastern Europe

19 Nov 2018 · 2

You can now use to plan a route anywhere in Europe – from the Adriatic to the Baltic and beyond. We’ve expanded our map and route-planner to include Eastern Europe…