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Jun 27, 2011
emilyharrup

Strut your ‘sustainable’ stuff at the Colchester Carnival – 16 July

Join our ‘sustainable travel’ float in the Colchester Carnival and be part of a sea of colourful and vibrant walkers, cyclists, scooterers, rollerskaters and skateboarders!!

Our theme is historical characters from Colchester’s early past (Celtic/Roman/Saxon/Norman/Medieval), with the odd mythical dragon thrown in for good measure!

So what better excuse to get out your war paint, chainmail or woad, or if you are of a more gentle  nature your flowing robes and fairytale hats!!!  You can decorate your bike too, perhaps as a chariot, a dragon, a shield wall, or a castle!!!

Let your imagination run riot, historical accuracy is not important but flamboyancy, colour and noise is!!!!

The carnival procession starts at 16:30 from Circular Road North (Abbey Fields) and will make its way to the Castle Park gates along Butt Road, Head St and the High St.  If you would like to join us, or need more info, please get in contact, email Emily and Andrew at travel.plan.club@colchester.gov.uk

Jun 14, 2011
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Saddle up in June

June is Bike Month and there are lots of activities to help encourage you onto your bike. Visit the www.bikeweek.org.uk website to find out more. Highlights include:

  • Lots of opportunities for a free Dr Bike check
  • Pledge to cycle more and get a free goody bag from Cycle Colchester
  • Free beginners and refreshers cycle skills sessions
  • Led rides for everyone, gentle, short, long, fast, kid friendly, ladies only and more…
  • Fred Slattern’s Book Bike Club

 

Jun 14, 2011
admin

A sunny walking month was had by (almost) all!

May was a fabulous month for walking, with glorious sunshine pretty much every day (apart from the one day I arranged to take some photos!).  TPC members encouraged their colleagues to step out in lots of creative and varied ways.

CHUFT’s Well Being team introduced a new lunchtime walk linked in with their My Weight Matters campaign. The daily half hour walks, into the lovely High Woods Country Park,  attracted up to ten people each day.

Charlotte at the Uni gave out 210 pedometers  and record cards for her walking challenge held over ten days. 26 people returned their cards to enter the prize draw and between them walked 2,074,940 steps!

26 people took part in Colchester 6th Form’s Walk to Work challenge using the ‘My Living Streets’ walking calculator and clocked up 306 miles over 5 days.

Michelle organised a Team Walking challenge at CBC. Ten teams of seven took it in turns to wear a pedometer for a day to see which team could manage the most steps over  a week.  The teams walked 1,202,792 steps overall. The GIS Star Trekkers were the winning team with 177,709 steps and won themselves a team lunch.

Jun 10, 2011
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Intrepid walkers explore Colchester’s historical past

A walking quiz for town centre TPC members sent intrepid walkers off in all directions; exploring the historical ruins of St Botolph’s priory, discovering ammonites in the Roman wall at Duncan’s Gate, striding up Hilly Fields to find out more about the Celts. And exploring the oldest building in town, the saxon Holy Trinity Church tower, the church newly reopened as CO1 cafe.

Thanks to everyone who took part and well done to The Lion Walk Activity Centre who undertook the quiz as a team and who were the first to be picked out of the hat with the correct answers!

What’s coming up?

5 - 19 May Colchester Walking Challenge

10 - 25 June Colchester Cycle Challenge

(10 - 17 June National Bike Week)

14 June CTPC members meeting

15 June National Clean Air Day

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