February Rides & Events in Waltham Forest

Sunday 5 February – 10am, Aylmer Road, E11572407d1a3d220533109fad33c76782c
The E11 Ride: Greenway and Green Street
Meet at Carlton House in Aylmer Road, off Leytonstone High Street (E11 3AD) for 10am departure. If you have questions, call Dwight on 07973 131429.

 

Katja's Sunday Cycle2Sunday 5 February – 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.

 

Saturday 11 February – 10am, Waltham Forest Town Hall E17 4JF
Breeze Ride: Walthamstow Parks

Join Bridget for the women’s only gentle bike ride around parkland in the Walthamstow area, using quiet roads and cycle paths. As this is an official Breeze ride, please register here.
Meet for 10am departure, at Waltham Forest Town Hall, by the fountain, E17 4JF.

Saturday 11 February – 11:45am, Walthamstow Town Square
10% by 2020 Treasury Protest – Increase Spending for Cycling
11feb-increase-spending-on-cycling-posterBased on numerous studies and WHO guidelines, the UN recommends that 20% of transport budget be spent on active travel: walking and cycling. Far too long have our politicians paid lip service to action on pollution, climate change and public health without actually doing anything meaningful. Join us as we demand action on active travel: 5% of transport budget in 2017, 10% by 2020, and the recommended 20% by 2025, to make the UK cleaner, healthier and sustainable.
Assemble at Trafalgar Square for 1pm
To travel from Walthamstow with us, meet at 11:45am for midday departure from Walthamstow Town Square (outside the library).

Sunday 12 February – 1pm, Ancient House E17
Walthamstow Family Bike Club’s Open Spaces Ride
A relaxed and enjoyable afternoon travellingimg_0436 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 cafe 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.

Sunday 19 February – 11am, 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 February – 2pm, Walthamstow Village Square
img_7841Walthamstow Family Bike Club’s Newcomers Ride
The gentlest of them all continues year-round!
Walthamstow Family Bike Club is now offering an even gentler and quieter introduction to cycling, ideal for those new to cycling, including families with young children.
We’ll ride around the quiet streets in Walthamstow Village, and tailor the distance to the riders’ needs and confidence. Before we set off we’ll do a quick check on all bikes to ensure they are roadworthy.
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.

Friday 24 February – 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 February – 10:30am, Walthamstow Town Square
WFCycling Social Ride to Geffrye Museum
Join us for leisurely ride to Geffrye Museum of the home in Shoreditch
Bring lights, food and drink, though we will stop for a snack along the way.
Meet at 10:15 outside Walthamstow Library, for a departure by 10.30. We are usually back by 3-4pm.

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

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Agenda for January 24th (tomorrow!), 8pm

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

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

2 – Review of minutes of October meeting

3 – LCC feedback & Coordinator’s business

  • Press Release
  • Posters!

4 – WFCC Rides and Events

5 – Council liaison officers’ report back

  • Close Pass Scheme & narrow bike lanes (Naomi)
  • Feedback on any other Waltham Forest issues

6 – Any other business

7 – Next WFCC meeting 28th February, same time, same place!

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

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January rides and events in Waltham Forest

Sunday 1 January – 10am, Aylmer Road, E11e11-riders-201609-cafe-stop
The
E11 New Year’s Cafe Ride
Meet at Carlton House in Aylmer Road, off Leytonstone High Street (E11 3AD) for 10am departure. If you have questions, call Dwight on 07973 131429.

Sunday 1 January – 11am, The Mill, Coppermill Lane, E17
The Sunday Cycle

Just a short ride for true believers – join Katja for the regular ride on the 8th instead!
Meet outside The Mill in Coppermill Lane at 11am. Return c. 3pm. If you have questions, email Katja on katjarosenberg@hotmail.com.201701-artcatcher-sundaycycleSunday 8 January – 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.

Walthamstow Family Bike ClubSunday 8 January – 1pm, Ancient House E17
Walthamstow Family Bike 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 cafe 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.

Sunday 15 January – 11am, 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 15 January – 2pm, Walthamstow Village Square
Walthamstow Family Bike Club’s Newcomers Ride
The gentlest of them all continues Newcomers Rideyear-round!
Walthamstow Family Bike Club is now offering an even gentler and quieter introduction to cycling, ideal for those new to cycling, including families with young children.
We’ll ride around the quiet streets in Walthamstow Village, and tailor the distance to the riders’ needs and confidence. Before we set off we’ll do a quick check on all bikes to ensure they are roadworthy.
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.

Sunday 22 January – Cancelled. Unfortunately we’re unable to run a ride this Sunday – Have a nice weekend and hope to see you next month!

Friday 27 January – 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.

Advance Notice

Saturday 11 February
10% by 2020 Treasury Protest – Increase Spending for Cycling
Based on numerous studies and WHO guidelines, the UN recommends that 20% of transport budget be spent on active travel: walking and cycling. Far too long have our politicians paid lip service to action on pollution, climate change and public health without actually doing anything meaningful. Join us as we demand action on active travel: 5% of transport budget in 2017, 10% by 2020, and the recommended 20% by 2025, to make the UK cleaner, healthier and sustainable.2020-treasury-protest-increase-spending-for-cycling

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

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December rides and events in Waltham Forest

Katja's Sunday Cycle2Sunday 4 DecemberKatja's Sunday Cycle1
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 4 December
The
E11 Ride: Parks and Cemeteries of East London
Meet at Carlton House in Aylmer Road, off Leytonstone High Street (E11 3AD) for 10am departure. If you have questions, call Dwight on 07973 131429.

Sunday 11 DecemberWalthamstow Family Bike Club
Walthamstow Family Bike 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 cafe 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.

Sunday 18 December – 11am, 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.

wfbc-newcomers-2016-year-round1Sunday 18 December – 2pm, Walthamstow Village Square
Walthamstow Family Bike Club’s Newcomers Ride
The gentlest of them all continues year-round!
Walthamstow Family Bike Club is now offering an even gentler and quieter introduction to cycling, ideal for those new to cycling, including families with young children.
We’ll ride around the quiet streets in Walthamstow Village, and tailor the distance to the riders’ needs and confidence. Before we set off we’ll do a quick check on all bikes to ensure they are roadworthy.
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.

Sunday 18 December – 3pm, Hale End Library Car Park
Heales CyclesHighams Park Christmas Lit-Up Cycle Ride
Join the guys from Heales for a Christmas ride around Highams Park. Dress up with tinsel, glow sticks, spoke lights, other festive lights and decorations on your bike or clothing. Be sure to have proper bike lights too as the ride will finish after dark.
Please contact Heales to sign up to the ride.
Meet for 3pm departure at Hale End Library, Castle Avenue, Highams Park, London E4 9QD

Sunday 25 December
WFCycling Special Pre-Christmas Ride
Join Bridget for a special, 1-hour-long Christmas morning ride, the better to prepare for subsequent pigging out in blankets. Meet at 10 outside Walthamstow Library. Wrap up warmly! Back in time to cook, eat and unwrap.

Tuesday 27 December
WFCycling Special Post-Christmas Ride
Join us for a short after-party ride: meet at 2pm outside Walthamstow Library, finish by 4pm at a pub!

Friday 30 December
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.

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

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