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

Coffee and Canvas: a great conduit to all things Colvelo

After taking a tumble on the Wivenhoe trail early last summer, Colvelo member Andy Colsell took a break from cycling, much to the disappointment of the remainder of the club who missed his matter-of-fact sense of humour and metronomic pacing on long rides. A fitting character reference for Andy would be that he won the… Read more

Ride report: Colchester Swaffham Colchester

As the professional Spring Classics period draws to a close, Colvelo pays homage to Liege Bastogne Liege with their own iteration of a testing out-and-back route spanning four counties. Ride report by Liam Hendry below — The week leading up to a long ride is often spent nervously checking the weather forecasts, and the days… Read more