December Rides & Events in Waltham Forest

Sunday 3 December – 11am, The Mill, Coppermill Lane, E17
The Sunday Cycle
Meet outside The Mill in Coppermill Lane at 11am. Return c. 3pm. If you have questions, email Katja on katjarosenberg@hotmail.com.

Sunday 3 December – 10am, Leytonstone @ McDonald’s
The E11 / North Star Vélo Ride around Walthamstow Wetlands
Meet outside McDonald’s in Leytonstone High Street E11 for 10am departure. If you have questions, call Dwight on 07973 131429.

Monday 4 December – 10am, William Morris Gallery, Forest Road E17
Margaret’s Breeze road ride
Join Margaret, of Sick Bike Repairs, every Monday morning at 10am for a British Cycling Breeze women only ride starting outside the William Morris Gallery.  These are easy paced rides exploring parks, wetlands, marshes, towpaths and back streets around Walthamstow. We will cover approximately 10 miles, mostly off road but with some back streets. For 4 December, please sign up here on the Let’s Ride website. As with all Breeze rides, this is for women only.

Sunday 10 December – 1pm, Ancient House E17
Walthamstow Family Bike Club’s Open Spaces Ride
A relaxed and enjoyable afternoon travelling by bicycle and exploring the nooks and crannies in and around our borough. Frisbees sometimes materialise when we hit a suitable open space.
We aim to stop off at a café at about half time, but we recommend you bring a snack and some water.
Meet at 1pm at the Orford Road/Church Lane junction, E17 9RW, next to the old postbox opposite the Ancient House … see the map.

Monday 11 December – 10am, William Morris Gallery, Forest Road E17
Margaret’s Breeze road ride
Join Margaret, of Sick Bike Repairs, every Monday morning at 10am for a British Cycling Breeze women only ride starting outside the William Morris Gallery.  These are easy paced rides exploring parks, wetlands, marshes, towpaths and back streets around Walthamstow. We will cover approximately 10 miles, mostly off road but with some back streets. For 11 December, please sign up here on the Let’s Ride website.

Sunday 17 December – 10:30am, Walthamstow Town Square
Take the Peaceful Route with Nic
Meet from about 10:30 for an 11 o’clock start outside Walthamstow Library / Farmers’ Market.
Join Nic for the peaceful ride over mixed surfaces (be ready for a bit of mud!). The destination and direction of the ride will be discussed at the start and will account for wind speed and direction and may be train-assisted – so take your Oyster or contactless debit card with you.

Sunday 17 December – 2pm, Walthamstow Village Square
Walthamstow Family Bike Club’s Newcomers Ride
This ride around the quiet streets in Walthamstow Village is intended for those new to cycling, including families with young children, and will especially appeal to those who don’t have the stamina or confidence for our longer ‘Open Spaces’ excursions on the 2nd Sunday each month.
Basic skills are necessary: please make sure you are able to pedal and balance, turn corners, and brake to a halt .. all without falling off! If you are not confident about your basic skills, then we can recommend the council’s free cycle training.
We’ll keep together as a group and ‘top and tail’ the ride with marshalls, with an experienced ride leader at the front, and an expert marshall at the back to keep cars out of our convoy. We also have at least one other marshall who cycles on the right hand side of the group to help out with junctions etc.
We meet at 2pm in Walthamstow Village Square at the junction of Eden Road and Orford Road (for a map click here). We finish at the Square around 3:30pm.

Monday 18 December – 10am, William Morris Gallery, Forest Road E17
Margaret’s Breeze road ride
Join Margaret, of Sick Bike Repairs, every Monday morning at 10am for a British Cycling Breeze women only ride starting outside the William Morris Gallery.  These are easy paced rides exploring parks, wetlands, marshes, towpaths and back streets around Walthamstow. We will cover approximately 10 miles, mostly off road but with some back streets. For 18 December, please sign up here on the Let’s Ride website. As with all Breeze rides, this is for women only.

Sunday 24 December – 2pm, Walthamstow Town Square
WFCycling Ride
Join our short festive ride, and we guarantee Yule enjoy Christmas more!
Bring food and drink, though we will stop for a snack along the way. Please bring your Oyster card or contactless debit card in case we take public transport.
Meet at 1:45 outside Walthamstow Library, for a departure by 2pm. We are usually back by 3-4pm.

Monday 25 December – 10am, Town Hall By the Fountain, Forest Road
Bridget’s Christmas Morning Ride
Start Christmas right with a short, gentle ride along quiet local roads. Back to warmth and pressies within an hour!

Thursday 28 December – 10:30am, Town Hall By the Fountain, Forest Road
Bridget’s Breeze Beginners’ Ride
Join Bridget for this gentle ride, mainly off-road with just a couple of sections on quiet local roads, perfect if you want to take up cycling, or just need a stress-buster from festive family overload! Please sign up here. As with all Breeze rides, this is for women only (children welcome).

Friday 29 December – 6pm, Walthamstow Town Square
Critical Mass
Come to Belvedere Road in the Southbank by 7:30pm to join this energising bike party if you’re already in Central London, or else meet Nic outside Walthamstow Library by 6pm to ride there together.

Monday 1 January – 10am, William Morris Gallery, Forest Road E17
Bridget & Margaret’s New Year Breeze Ride
Join Bridget and Margaret of Sick Bike Repairs, at 10am for a British Cycling Breeze women only ride starting outside the William Morris Gallery.  This is an paced ride exploring parks, wetlands, marshes, towpaths and back streets around Walthamstow. We will cover approximately 10 miles, mostly off road but with some back streets. Please sign up here on the Let’s Ride website. As with all Breeze rides, this is for women only.

Every Saturday – 8:30am, Leytonstone @ McDonald’s
North Star Velo Road Rides: easy & medium paced
Whether you want to try road cycling and don’t know how fit you are, or you’re ready for a medium-paced effort, join the club.
Easy rides maximum 30 miles
Medium-paced rides c. 50 miles.
Meet outside McDonald’s in High Road Leytonstone.
Back in time for lunch, or a pint at the North Star!
North Star Velo also run frequent midweek short road rides, evening and sometimes morning so do check their website!

If you would like your ride listed here just get in touch.

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WFCC meeting – Tuesday, 28th November

Our monthly meeting is next Tuesday and all cyclists are welcome – 8pm to 9:30pm in the Hornbeam Centre, 458 Hoe Street, E17 9AH

Agenda

1 – Introductions.  Apologies for absence and appointment of minute taker

2 – Review of minutes of October meeting

3 – LCC feedback & Coordinator’s business

  • Joint meeting with Redbridge, in Wanstead TBC.
  • Film Screening, bike vs cars?
  • December meeting plan

4 – WFCC Rides and Events

  • Organising a glamour ride (Christmas Illumination ride?) to widen engagement – possibly mid December (Kidical Mass is on the 3rd)

5 – Council liaison officers’ report back

  • Feedback on any other Waltham Forest issues

6 – Social Media discussion – how might we use it better?

  • Declining Facebook followers, infrequent posting – keep it relevant to Waltham Forest.
  • Photographs!
  • Local news.
  • WordPress sharing swapped for IFTTT, which may be better.
  • Facebook Group continuing to grow and getting good engagement.

7 – Any other business

Next meeting: 28th December, 7pm in The Castle.

Any additional items for the agenda please comment below, or email Contact@wfcycling.org.uk

WFCC is part of the London Cycling Campaign, the world’s largest urban cycling organisation. You don’t need to be an LCC member to attend our meetings, but if you like what we do please consider joining LCC to help support our work. Members also receive discounts in many bike shops, insurance and other benefits.

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November Rides & Events in Waltham Forest

Sunday 5 November – 11am, The Mill, Coppermill Lane, E17
The Sunday Cycle
Meet outside The Mill in Coppermill Lane at 11am. Return c. 3pm. If you have questions, email Katja on katjarosenberg@hotmail.com.

Sunday 5 November – 10am, Leytonstone @ McDonald’s
The E11 / North Star Vélo Ride to a Thames Clipper Experience
Join the E11 crowd for a ride to Greenwich Pier and a clipper sail to Westminster!
Meet outside McDonald’s in Leytonstone High Street E11 for 10am departure. If you have questions, call Dwight on 07973 131429.

Monday 6 November
Margaret’s Breeze road ride
Join Margaret, of Sick Bike Repairs, every Monday morning at 10am for a British Cycling Breeze women only ride starting outside the William Morris Gallery.  These are easy paced rides exploring parks, wetlands, marshes, towpaths and back streets around Walthamstow. We will cover approximately 10 miles, mostly off road but with some back streets. For 6th November, please sign up here on the Let’s Ride website.

Wednesday 8 November
Stop Killing Cyclists’ Vigil & Die-In – 17:30–19:00, Islington Town Hall
Join us as we ride to be part of Stop Killing Cyclists’ Vigil & Die-In in honour of Jerome Roussel, killed by a lorry driver in Islington’s notorious Pentonville Road.
We will depart from outside Walthamstow Library around 4:30 – details to be confirmed.
Alternatively come to the Vigil and ride home with us at the end!

Sunday 12 November – 1pm, Ancient House E17
Walthamstow Family Bike Club’s Open Spaces Ride
A relaxed and enjoyable afternoon travelling by bicycle and exploring the nooks and crannies in and around our borough. Frisbees sometimes materialise when we hit a suitable open space.
We aim to stop off at a café at about half time, but we recommend you bring a snack and some water.
Meet at 1pm at the Orford Road/Church Lane junction, E17 9RW, next to the old postbox opposite the Ancient House … see the map.

Monday 13 November
Margaret’s Breeze road ride
Join Margaret, of Sick Bike Repairs, every Monday morning at 10am for a British Cycling Breeze women only ride starting outside the William Morris Gallery.  These are easy paced rides exploring parks, wetlands, marshes, towpaths and back streets around Walthamstow. We will cover approximately 10 miles, mostly off road but with some back streets. For 13th November, please sign up here on the Let’s Ride website.

Sunday 19 November – 10:30am, Walthamstow Town Square
Take the Peaceful Route with Nic
Meet from about 10:30 for an 11 o’clock start outside Walthamstow Library / Farmers’ Market.
Join Nic for the peaceful ride over mixed surfaces (be ready for a bit of mud!). The destination and direction of the ride will be discussed at the start and will account for wind speed and direction and may be train-assisted – so take your Oyster or contactless debit card with you.

Sunday 19 November – 2pm, Walthamstow Village Square
Walthamstow Family Bike Club’s Newcomers Ride
This ride around the quiet streets in Walthamstow Village is intended for those new to cycling, including families with young children, and will especially appeal to those who don’t have the stamina or confidence for our longer ‘Open Spaces’ excursions on the 2nd Sunday each month.
Basic skills are necessary: please make sure you are able to pedal and balance, turn corners, and brake to a halt .. all without falling off! If you are not confident about your basic skills, then we can recommend the council’s free cycle training.
We’ll keep together as a group and ‘top and tail’ the ride with marshalls, with an experienced ride leader at the front, and an expert marshall at the back to keep cars out of our convoy. We also have at least one other marshall who cycles on the right hand side of the group to help out with junctions etc.
We meet at 2pm in Walthamstow Village Square at the junction of Eden Road and Orford Road (for a map click here). We finish at the Square around 3:30pm.

Monday 20 November
Margaret’s Breeze road ride
Join Margaret, of Sick Bike Repairs, every Monday morning at 10am for a British Cycling Breeze women only ride starting outside the William Morris Gallery.  These are easy paced rides exploring parks, wetlands, marshes, towpaths and back streets around Walthamstow. We will cover approximately 10 miles, mostly off road but with some back streets. For 20th November, please sign up here on the Let’s Ride website.

Friday 24 November – 6pm, Walthamstow Town Square
Critical Mass
Come to Belvedere Road in the Southbank by 7:30pm to join this energising bike party if you’re already in Central London, or else meet Nic outside Walthamstow Library by 6pm to ride there together.

Sunday 26 November – 10:30am, Walthamstow Town Square
WFCycling Ride to Greenwich
Bring food and drink, though we will stop for a snack along the way. Please bring your Oyster card or contactless debit card in case we take public transport.
Meet at 10:15 outside Walthamstow Library, for a departure by 10:30. We are usually back by 3-4pm.

Monday 27 November
Margaret’s Breeze road ride
Join Margaret, of Sick Bike Repairs, every Monday morning at 10am for a British Cycling Breeze women only ride starting outside the William Morris Gallery.  These are easy paced rides exploring parks, wetlands, marshes, towpaths and back streets around Walthamstow. We will cover approximately 10 miles, mostly off road but with some back streets.  For 27th November, please sign up here on the Let’s Ride website.

Every Saturday – 8:30am, Leytonstone @ McDonald’s
North Star Velo Road Rides: easy & medium paced
Whether you want to try road cycling and don’t know how fit you are, or you’re ready for a medium-paced effort, join the club.
Easy rides maximum 30 miles
Medium-paced rides c. 50 miles.
Meet outside McDonald’s in High Road Leytonstone.
Back in time for lunch, or a pint at the North Star!
North Star Velo also run frequent midweek short road rides, evening and sometimes morning so do check their website!

If you would like your ride listed here just get in touch.

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Next WFCC meeting – Tuesday, 24th October

Our next meeting is next Tuesday evening and all cyclists are welcome – 8pm to 9:30pm in the Hornbeam Centre, 458 Hoe Street, E17 9AH

Agenda

1 – Introductions, apologies for absence and appointment of minute taker

2 – Review of minutes of September meeting

3 – LCC feedback & Coordinator’s business

  • Feedback from LCC AGM and discussion.
  • Joint meeting with Redbridge, in Wanstead TBC.

4 – WFCC Rides and Events

  • Organising a glamour ride (Christmas Illumination ride?) to widen engagement – possibly mid December (Kidical Mass is on the 3rd)

5 – Council liaison officers’ report back

  • Feedback on any other Waltham Forest issues

6 – Social Media discussion – how might we use it better?

7 – Any other business

Next meeting: 28th November, same time and place.

Any additional items for the agenda please comment below, or email Contact@wfcycling.org.uk

WFCC is part of the London Cycling Campaign, the world’s largest urban cycling organisation. You don’t need to be an LCC member to attend our meetings, but if you like what we do please consider joining LCC to help support our work. Members also receive discounts in many bike shops, insurance and other benefits.

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