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!

  • ColVelo Espresso

    Something a little more spirited to compliment our Coffee & Canvas Rides.

    Espresso are regular, shorter, sharper rides on a Sunday morning, but not as structured as a chain gang on some well surfaced roads with an eye on being home before anybody knows you’ve gone!

    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

  • 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

  • RVA 2017 report by Peter Shaw

    25 Apr 2017

    The 2017 Colvelo monument season kicked off with a summery edition of the Ronde Van Anglia, 240km venturing into four counties of our beautiful region. The following report was pinched from Peter Shaw’s (@3rdcatproblems) blog post, giving a racer’s account of a Colvelo long day out! It was a pleasure having Peter and Patrick along for the… Read more