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This listing only shows photos within Colchester.
Go to the national CycleStreets photo listings for photos beyond.

You needn't have a quality bike but if you cherish what you ride use a decent lock and mind where you lock it. Broken bikes and broken locks are a too familiar sight behind the Brewers Arms on St Johns Street. See also #65993.

Bikes locked to railings at the bottom of Sheergate Steps suggesting a need for more cycle stands in the area.

Layer Marney Tower, main entrance, tea room down the hill round the back.

A bike now part of the river bank.

Broken bikes and broken locks are a too familiar sight behind the Brewers Arms on St Johns Street. See also #65992.

I large covered cycle parking within the grounds of B&Q, not sure why they have it, if it was there before B&Q? but is disused & a dumping ground for the company. be interested to know why its there.

Cycle parking at McDonalds, for their customers only.

Cycle parking, hidden away now Costa has been built & only cycle parking in whole shopping complex so lots of walking if you want shops on the other side.

I was cycling along and spotted this cycle path parallel to the road, and was about to use it, until I seen the surface was useless, and significantly worse than the road, thus decided not to use it.

This is sign 9 on The View Finder Trail, a 28km cycle trail around Colchester, Essex. Cultureshock Media have produced a short film for Firstsite Contemporary Art about the trail which can be seen on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Czyesnr ... [more]

This is sign 7 on The View Finder Trail, an artwork created by Michael Goodey in 2005. This is quite a surreal idea as there is a road traffic sign sited in a county park, a place where clearly no cars are allowed to go? What does the sig ... [more]

This is sign 6 on The View Finder Trail, an artwork, created by Michael Goodey 2005. The view is from High Woods Country Park to the north of Colchester and offers one of the best views on the 28km trail.

This is sign 5 on The View Finder Trail, an artwork created by Michael Goodey. The view is from Greenstead estate, Colchester. Visible in the distance, and common to all the pics, are Town Hall spire and 'Jumbo' water tower.

This is sign 4 on The View Finder Trail, an artwork by Michael Goodey, created 2005 for Firstsite, Colchester. This view is across Greenstead estate, built 1970's, towards central Colchester.

This is sign 3 on The View Finder Trail, an artwork by Michael Goodey, based on ten different views of Colchester, Essex. This location is at North Towers car park, University of Essex.

This is sign 1 on The View Finder Trail, an artwork by Michael Goodey. Ten signs are located on 28km cycle trail around Colchester, Essex

This is sign 2 on The View Finder Trail, an artwork by Michael Goodey, created 2005. The trail is 28km long and can be found on East of England Tourist Board Cycling Discovery Map 30

Colchester - on a bit of a hill!

Re~Cycle have relocated from Moorside to Severalls, within Gunfleet Business Park. (Enttry through the door to right of bike.)

Re~Cycle have relocated from Moorside to Severalls, within Gunfleet Business Park.

Mannequin and bike in a garden on Bromley Road, looking out to Salary Brook.

A Newton C21 tandem trike.

'Share the Space' notice at the entrance to Lower Castle Park.

Colchester Cycle Stores have taken over another shop just along from the original shop. It is currently being used as a showroom.

Crew promoting Sustrans in Colchester town centre.

Colchester BMX Park

For display only (judging by how shiny everything is).

A new supermarket store opening in Tiptree is being advertised by bicycle.

Crouch Street traders have started a petition against the controversial cycle path. This is a poster displayed in a number of shop windows.

Delicious bicycle ginger bread at the weekly CTC Cycle Champions market stall.

Two friendly "bobbies" on bikes at the Hythe Quays.

FollowMe Tandem in Castle Park.

A tandem trike locked up on the High Street.

Essex celebrates hosting the 2012 Olympic Games Mountain Bike competition.

The Visitor Information Centre has dedicated a whole window to cycling in view of the forthcoming Tour Series criterium on June 2.

The council have placed many signs around the town notifying motorists of road closures due to the Tour Series criterium on June 2. This is at the top of North Hill.

ShakeAway advertising bike parked on High St.

Ten Sheffield stands have been replaced with 6 new ones on St. Johns Street.

Lots of cycle symbols have appeared around the town centre of Colchester. This is St. Johns Street.

Lots of cycle symbols have appeared around the town centre of Colchester. This is Vineyard St.

A modified Pashley Tri-1 trike.

Sign in the window of the Tourist Information Centre advertising The View Finder Trail. See also #18989

A consultation on cycling through Lower Castle Park meant this large obstruction was in place for two consecutive days.

The Moors Movement looking after The Moors, that NCN Route 51 passes through.

Syringe found in one of the BykeBin's removed (see #28686) from St. Mary's car park.

At this point turn left for town, do not follow the road!

The Moors, part of NCN Route 51.

Workbike outside Bon Appetit, Crouch St.

Pashley workbike outside TJ Martin & Son, Canterbury Road.

Cyclelife Colchester has moved to a more prominent premises, on St. Botolphs Street.

Obstructive bollards have been removed over Hythe Bridge.

A most obstructive and unnecessarily complex "gate" has finally been removed from NCN Route 51. Just a shame the route cannot continue traffic-free instead of joining the road at Haddon Park.

Two simple bollards replace an obstructive "gate" along NCN Route 51.

Re~Cycle and Transition Wivenhoe teamed up to create pedal-powered music as part of The Tour of Britain event.

The Tour of Britain Stage 7 winner, Borut Bozic at the presentation ceremony.

Oddbins, Crouch St have the right idea!

A Dutch cargobike parked on Head Street.

Recumbent bicycle advertising on the High Street.

Video of a deer crossing the road in a hurry and taking a tumble, on Wet Lane.

The National Trust's Bourne Mill

Bourne Mill pond.

Entrance to the Bourne Valley footpath. The entrance already has provision for cyclists it seems, although the rest of it would need changes before cycling is feasible.

Entrance to the Bourne Valley footpath from Stalin Road. It and Distillery Lane could form a nice route to the Hythe.

Bourne Valley

The pen and decking are obstacles to cycling the Bourne Valley footpath. Left here to Stalin Road, or right to Bourne Road.

The Bourne Valley footpath is very scenic.

The Bourne Valley footpath would need changes before becoming a cycle route.

Entrance to Bourne Valley. Cycling isn't permitted but it could be a nice route between Old Heath Road and Bourne Road, only with changes however.

Distillery Lane is signed as private, but pedestrians and cyclists use it as a direct and traffic-free route between Old Heath Road and Haven Road.

Distillery Lane isn't suitable for road bikes.

Looking across the lake in Distillery Lane to Old Heath Road.

Distillery Lane is signed as private, but pedestrians and cyclists use it as a direct and traffic-free route to Old Heath Road, from Haven Road.

Video cycling under Chappel Viaduct.

John Malseed on his Penny-farthing.

'Easy Bike' trike parked on Crouch Street.

Sustrans Bike It banner tied to the entrance of St. Andrews Junior School, Greenstead.

Video unicycling (and cycling) along The Wivenhoe Trail (NCN Route 51) toward Colchester.

Xtracycle near Culver Square.

Andy Storey's AA Cycles, at Colcheter Market (Culver Street West) every Saturday.

Halfords (Bike Hut) on Cowdray Avenue.

Cycling is prohibited in Lion Walk.

Video cheerily "saying hello" to fellow cyclists.

Video cycling from Leisure World to the new High Woods route, off Thornton Drive.

Video cycling along NCN Route 51, between East Bay and University Quays Cafe, with CTC Colchester Cycle Champions.

At the bottom of the hill on the new High Woods route pathway.

At the bottom of the hill on the new High Woods pathway. Notice the bizarre signing: cyclists are expected to crane their neck sideways to read the route directions.

Unique cargo bike built by Neil Allen, parked at Leisure World.

Mundo cargo bike outside Re~Cycle.

Unclear what these signs are there for, the road and pavement is surely not for the exclusive use of cyclists. Left leads to a useful cut-through to Northern Approach, and right goes to Turner Road.

This style of sign is unique to the hospital and unclear quite what it means.

The view from bridge over Turner Road towards Mile End Road.

A Strida at the University of Essex.

Cyclists are met by this chicane on their way to the General Hospital and have to cross the busy Turner Road.

Sign warning motorists of cyclists presence.

The pathway and railing deviate around a tree on Napier Road.

Sign 8 of the View Finder Trail, hand-painted by local artist Michael Goodey. http://www.visitcolchester.com/Colchester-The-View-Finder-Trail/details/?dms=13&venue=0273328

'Ghost Bike' in memoriam to Daniel Andrew.

Shared pathway leading to underpass of Colne Bank Avenue and Westway.

Cycle King, East Street.

Swans on the Colne as seen from the Riverside Walk.

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