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Back for its fifth year, Ride Helen promises to be one of the region’s biggest and best cycling...
You can buy a good second hand refurbished bike from Re-Cycle to help with their fund raising.

Everyone loves the Wivenhoe Trail, but help is needed to keep this stretch of the River Colne...

The main path through Hilly Fields will be closed for resurfacing work.

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This month, our interviewee is Vince Langdon-Morris who grew up in South Africa and is now Managing Director of Re-Cycle, the international charity based in Wormingford which ships bikes to trusted partners - in Africa. Read the full interview here
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This month, we talk to Re-Cycle’s new managing director Vince Langdon-Morris who grew up in South Africa.

Re-Cycle are celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year, can you help them reach their target of sending 100,000 bikes to Africa by July 2018? Find out more about how and their fundraising news.

If you are thinking about buying a new bike, if you are quick you can get up to £750 off if you trade in your old bike for a new one at Thomas Cycle Revolution before the end of April. All bikes traded in will be donated to Re-Cycle.

We update on Colchester and Wivenhoe Bike Kitchen. Bikes are still needed for 9 – 12 year old children of Syrian families. Get in contact if you can help.

Could you raise money for Re-Cycle or MS-UK by taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on Sunday 29 July?

If you are up for fund raising challenges this year, there is also the St Helena Hospice Coast to Coast challenge, a 250 mile cycle ride across three days (6-9 September) from Clacton Pier to Portishead Harbour in Somerset.

Local PC Rosanna Walker tells us about the recent apprehension of two adult males who have been charged with handling stolen bikes in Colchester and the forthcoming campaign on bike security.

We want to hear from anyone who cycles to work at North Colchester Business Parks or Severalls as we are looking for cycling buddies for businesses we are working with up there on smarter travel choices.

And from the National News..

Cycling UK President Jon Snow talks about the new #whywouldntyou safety campaign.

We share some top tips on how to keep cycling safely and to keep cool in the heat for when the sun comes back!

Can you sign a new petition to the Department for Transport to rescue Britain’s forgotten 1930s protected cycleways?

A recent study by the Institute of Transport Economics has found that cyclists consistently make better drivers than other road users. Find out why.

Finally we share another fantastic creation from Holland, a cycle powered cab for kids!

 

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