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Getting on Your Bike Is Quick, Healthy & Low Cost

Getting on your bike is quick, cheap and provides a number of health benefits such as a positive contribution to weight loss and mental health, and reduced chance of serious illness. Cycling is, therefore, a great way to get around the local area, or if you are a little fitter, to travel further afield.

You can cycle from the Chesterwell development to a range of key destinations in around 10-15 minutes, including Colchester North railway station, the Asda superstore, Colchester General Hospital and the Colchester Community Stadium. If you wish to avoid main roads, there is an off-road cycle route that extends for the majority of the route from the Chesterwell site to the rail station (to the east of Mile End Road/Nayland Road).

Further Useful Links


Sustrans is a national charity that promotes sustainable travel, focusing on cycling. They provide lots of helpful tips and safety advice and also manage the National Cycle Network.

Local Cycle Routes

For lots of useful information about local cycle routes click below.

Colchester Cycle Campaign

The Colchester Cycle Campaign Group provide information and advice regarding cycling in the local area.

National Cycle Route

A National Cycle Route passes through Colchester. For more information on this please click link below: