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Ride report: East Anglian Echappee 2016

Echappee is a French term, roughly translated as “escape”; a fitting description for this counter-clockwise amble through East Anglia. The ride represents the final leg of the Colvelo “Monument” season which commenced on a misty morning way back in April. A typically Colvelo peloton amassed on Bromley Road headed for Aldeburgh, made up of the… Read more

The Omanyd 2016

The Dunwich Dynamo has been running for 23 years, initially aimed at a handful of bicycle messengers who were required to pass through a series of control points on their 200km journey from east London to Dunwich, on the coast of Suffolk. Fast forward to the present day and the event attracts thousands of cyclists,… Read more

Club ride formats as of August 2016

Some observant members may have taken note that recently we have been experimenting with ride formats – roll-out locations and times, distances, paces and routes. This is to ensure that we maximise the enjoyment for all members, no matter their wants and abilities. Therefore we have devised a loose ride structure which we hope will… Read more

Transit riding

The word transit is defined as the carrying of people or things from one place to another. Therefore a Transit Ride explains itself; a one-way ride to a destination followed by a train journey back. Transit rides are a staple of the Colvelo armoury and have taken many guises, with a popular edition being a… Read more

Welsh Weekender – Hunt Open Dev

This post originally appeared as part of the Hunt Bike Wheels Open Dev series. In early May 2016, the ColVelo Collective headed back to one of our favourite haunts in North Wales. This is Rob Harwood’s story of the weekend. The Llyn Peninsula in the far reaches of North West Wales is wild, beautiful and… Read more