ColVelo is a new venture that aims to offer something a little different to the cycle community in Colchester & North Essex.

Check our About page for full details, sign up for our rides on Strava, or take the plunge and join ColVelo.

Our rides

  • The Monuments

    Our five monuments are what the ColVelo calendar revolves around every year. Kicking off with the 243km Ronde Van Anglia in early April and finishing in August with the 220km East Anglian Echapee, we offer monthly rides totalling over 1250km.

    These are truly epic!

    The Monuments
  • Club Rides

    Rolling out every Saturday, our standard club rides typically range between 70km and 160km with a pace around 28kmh but dictated by the riders, and a strict no drop policy.

    Of course, there’s always a chance for at least one coffee stop!

    Club Rides
  • Coffee & Canvas

    Every Sunday we run our ever-popular Coffee & Canvas rides.

    These are between 50-70km, with a relaxed pace of 24kmh, and always featuring a stop for a coffee and cake at one of our many favourite haunts throughout North Essex and Suffolk.

    Coffee & Canvas
  • GraVelo

    The original and best GraVelo!

    At ColVelo we’ve been seeking out the best of the local ribinou, tracks, trails and bridle paths for our members enjoyment. With plenty of local knowledge, we manage to mix routes ranging from 30km to 120km and many more planned!

  • Dawn Patrol

    Extra miles for the early risers

    Dawn Patrol heads off Saturday morning as the sun rises to grab an extra hour in the saddle before the main club ride. Finishing at Crouch Street Bakes in time for a coffee, and with enough time to join the Saturday club ride.

    ColVelo Espresso
  • Trips away

    Throughout the year we offer multi-day cycling adventures a bit further afield...

    Open exclusively to ColVelo members, we've explored the far north of the Scottish Highlands, the hills of north Wales, the fire roads of Kielder Forest, and the southern Spanish Mountains.

    Trips away

Our Blog

  • ColVelo announces new club partners for 2019

    19 Mar 2019

    We’re really pleased to be able to share that from 2019 ColVelo will be supported by two fantastic new partners in Colchester Motorglass and the Queen Street Brewhouse. Andy Colsell of Colchester Motorglass has been a club member from day one, as well as acting as driver for all of our daft long distance trips… Read more

  • Besides the rides!

    21 Feb 2018

    Here at Colvelo, whilst riding our bikes is central to what we do, we make sure to balance that out with plenty of other stuff! Here’s a taster of things we do to compliment our rides. One of our favourite ride formats is the Transit ride, a long-ish one-way ride to a destination followed by… Read more

  • 2018 ride plans

    17 Jan 2018

    Greetings all, Happy new year to all our members. Both those who’ve ridden with us in the past, and those who are thinking of riding with us in 2018. We’ve already got the season off to a great start, with both our regular Saturday Club Run and Coffee & Canvas rides logging some glorious kilometres… Read more