Following the enormous success of Essex Pedal Power in Clacton and Jaywick, the community-based cycling project is being expanded into Colchester. The first bike giveaway will take place in Summer 2023.

Essex Pedal Power Colchester will provide over 700 FREE high-quality bikes to residents living in eligible postcodes within Greenstead. Everyone who receives a bike will also be provided with a helmet, lock, pump and lights, and can access free learn-to-ride and cycle confidence training sessions with qualified instructors. The Essex Pedal Power team will also support recipients to maintain their bike.

The scheme aims to provide a low-cost and sustainable mode of travel, helping Greenstead residents to access employment, education opportunities and key local services. This is an inclusive scheme and where possible, we will help those with differing needs with access to cycling opportunities on specially adapted bikes.

The Essex Pedal Power team will work with the community to create new cycling groups, providing more opportunities to cycle and help people develop social connections through cycling.

Essex Pedal Power in Colchester, is a partnership of the Active Essex Local Delivery Pilot, Essex County Council, The Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS), Colchester City Council, Colchester Borough Homes, Sport England, Cycling UK, London Marathon Foundation (LMF) and We Are Colchester.

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