Our Typical Calendar


We meet every Wednesday and Sunday except when there is ice prevalent or it is raining heavily


We will enjoy a sportive or two each season, often 60+ miles.

There are frequent charity day rides in which to participate and we will enter a few each year.

We often plan an all day ride in the summer. In 2018 we went to the Butt and Oyster Pub at Pin Mill on the Deben for a pub lunch.


We try to incorporate one long trip each year.

In 2010 a group of 11 of us cycled from Lands End to John O'Groats - 15 days cycling with a day off en route.

In 2011 we joined several hundred other cyclists to try out the Tour of Flanders the day before the actual race, and on the day itself had a great vantage point on one of the stiffest climbs.

In more recent years we have connected with the Tour de France, usually in France, and added on a further 4 or 5 days local touring.

In 2017 we had a cycle tour in Holland for 5 days.

In 2018 we visited the Vendee and watched the 3 opening stages of The Tour de France again, followed by 3 more days of most enjoyable local cycling.

The Randonneurs are surprised to find

an inspiring road sign in the Vendee

when on tour in 2018.

You are welcome to join us on any of our rides, just turn up, introduce yourself and join in. After 4 rides we will ask you to become a member. There is a modest annual fee, and this also joins you to the CTC with their third party insurance scheme.

Two happy Randonneurs
Our preferred mode of transport.




Discounts on bikes and accessories at

Cycle Revolution, Peartree Rd, Stanway, Colchester:

        15% off accessories

        10% off bikes


Velo Schils Interbike, London Rd, Marks Tey, Colchester:

          10% discount

all on presentation of your Randonneurs membership card.


Lobbs cycles, 57 High St, Halstead, CO9 2JD.

         10% discount

The Randonneurs at Pin Mill - Summer 2018