Cycling in Colchester

There are lots of great activities to get you started in Colchester. Happy Handlebars offers cycling for families, comfy saddles rides for the more mature amongst us, Get Active activities for those with an eye on weight and fitness, as well as a friendly Cycling Sisters group for women.

In addition, there are also a number of friendly groups and clubs with rides and more activities happening throughout the week.

Easy Rides (get back cycling!)

Get back into cycling with our Comfy Saddles groups aimed at those over 50, as well as our Get Active (in partnership with ACE) rides. You can find out more about these projects on their respective pages:

Comfy Saddles (Cycling in your Prime)

Get Active with ACE

Cycling in Colchester

Family Cycling

We are currently hosting fabulous cycle rides and activities aimed at families. Join us on a relaxed and friendly ride on traffic-free and quiet routes, and get the opportunity to see the lovely parts of Colchester you can't see from the main road. Read more on our Family Rides page.

Where & When?

Starting at 11:00am from Leisure World, Cowdray Avenue, Colchester, we go for a gently cycle to a family-friendly coffee shop, before returning at 2:00pm.

Find out More

Discover the details of our family cycle rides.

Cycling for Women

Cycling Sisters is back with a friendly approach to all women who want to enjoy a good cycle ride without the racy element.

Find out More

Find more information about our rides for women.

Cycling in Colchester

Other Cycle Groups in Colchester

Alongside our Happy Handlebars groups, there are other groups that also promote our cycling message.

Cycling for Pleasure, Colchester

A lovely group of friendly people who take people out on relaxing and enjoyable cycle rides venturing from 8 miles upwards. They typically cycle to Wivenhoe, Highwoods or Berechurch.

  • Mondays @ 10:00am, starting at Leisure World, Cowdray Avenue, Colchester.
  • Wednesdays @ 11:00am, starting at Leisure World, Cowdray Avenue, Colchester.
  • Fridays @ 10:00am, starting at Leisure World, Cowdray Avenue, Colchester.

To find out more, you can contact Stuart Bailey, the group organiser, through his email address [email protected], or the group Facebook page.

Other Groups in Colchester

View the full list of groups, clubs and activities here.


If you want to find out more, or you have any questions about our cycle groups or rides, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone (+44 (0)7474 147 584), by email ([email protected]) or through our contact us form, and we'll be in touch as quickly as possible.