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

  • 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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October Rides & Events in Waltham Forest

Sunday 1 October – 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 1 October – 10am, Aylmer Road, E11
The E11 / North Star Vélo Ride to Lambeth and Dulwich Parks
Meet outside McDonald’s in Leytonstone High Street E11 for 10am departure. If you have questions, call Dwight on 07973 131429.

Sunday 1 October – 2pm, Leyton Jubilee Park
Silver Sunday Ride
The point of #WFMiniHolland and all safe and protected cycling space is so that everyone can cycle, from 8 to 80. This is why we are keen to team up with the Council for this little celebration of our Seniors, and offer a fun ride especially – but not exclusively – designed for older people: join our award-winning ride leader, and no spring chicken herself, Bridget, for a gentle loop around the Olympic Park, away from motor traffic. We will be done by 3:30.

 

Sunday 8 October – 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.

Saturday 14 October – 10:15am, Low Hall Depot
Ride to Apple Day at Vestry House Museum
Family ride from Low Hall depot to the ever-popular Apple Day at Vestry House Museum in Walthamstow Village.
A lovely family event with apple activities such as apple bobbing, juice pressing, longest apple peel competition, and a variety of delicious apple cakes and recipes to try.
Also an opportunity to check out the photo exhibition at Vestry House Museum on the history of cycling in Waltham Forest featuring photos from JoyRiders and Cycle Sisters!
Meet at the depot at 10.15, arrive at Vestry House around 11am, return to depot around 2pm.
9 bikes available to borrow, first come first served.
Families, kids, individuals, anyone welcome!

Sunday 15 October – 10:30am, Walthamstow Town Square
Take the Peaceful Route with Nic
Meet from about 10:15 for a 10:30 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.
Please note the earlier start time for the dark season!

Sunday 15 October – 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.

Sunday 22 October – 10:30am, Walthamstow Town Square
WFCycling Ride to Rainham Marshes
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.

Friday 27 October – 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.

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, 26th September

Our next meeting is on 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 July meeting

3 – LCC feedback & Coordinator’s business

  • Joint meeting with other groups in north-east London.

4 – Presentation by ZED Zero Emission Deliveries (www.zedwalthamforest.co.uk) followed by questions/discussion.

5 – Hornbeam joyriders women and family cycle project, Carolyn Axtell

  • Want to recruit volunteers to help meet the demand for their beginners rides.
  • Also the Hornbeam Reclaimed Bike Library – matching donated & abandoned bikes to those who need them.

6 – WFCC Rides and Events

  • Could we organise a glamour ride to widen engagement?

7 – Council liaison officers’ report back

  • Feedback on any other Waltham Forest issues

8 – Any other business

Next meeting: 24th October, 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 a range of benefits, including discounts in many bike shops.

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September Rides and Events in Waltham Forest

Sunday 3 September – 1:30pm, Hornbeam Centre, 458 Hoe Street
Apple Scrumping Ride
Join us on a fun bicycle-assisted apple scrumping ride, to pick apples for pressing at Apple Day on 14th October.
We’ll set off from the Hornbeam Centre with fruit picking poles, bike panniers and trailers, and do some picking of Walthamstow street trees (and possibly one or two back gardens). We’ll then return to Hornbeam to pop the apples into crates lined with newspaper, and will keep them fresh in Hornbeam’s cold store.
Meet at Hornbeam Centre for 1:30pm departure, or at 2pm in Walthamstow Village at the junction of Grosvenor Rise East & Wingfield Road, where we’ll be picking from our first tree.
If you have questions please email walthamstowfamilybike@gmail.com, or call 020 8520 0648.

Sunday 3 September – 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 10 September – 10am, Aylmer Road, E11The E11 / North Star Vélo Ride to The Westminster Rock’n’Pop Cycle Ride
Meet outside McDonald’s in Leytonstone High Street E11 for 10am departure. If you have questions, call Dwight on 07973 131429.

Sunday 10 September – 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.

Saturday 16 September – 10am, Hornbeam Centre, 458 Hoe Street
Green Open Homes Bike Tour
Green Open Homes weekend is a great opportunity for people to visit homes in Waltham Forest to see how they’ve been made greener, warmer and cheaper to run. Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign will be leading a ride around some of the exhibitors on Saturday. We will meet at the Hornbeam Cafe at 10am to look at whats heppening in Hornbeam and FRP before setting off about 11am.

Saturday 16 September – 2:30m, The Mill, Coppermill Lane, E17
Cultural Family Ride to watch A Hero’s Tale
Join Nic for a family ride to watch the exciting cross-border show by inclusive performance and art groups, A Hero’s Tale, at the Brady Arts Centre. Ride participants get £1 off their ticket price (normally £5/£3).
Meet outside The Mill in Coppermill Lane at 2:30m. Return c. 6:30pm. If you have questions, email Katja on katjarosenberg@hotmail.com or Nic on nicholassfripp@gmail.com.

Sunday 17 September – 10:30am, Walthamstow Town Square
WFCycling London Open House Ride
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.

Sunday 17 September – 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 17 September – 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.

Wednesday 20 September – 6:30pm, Walthamstow Town Square
Bridget’s Evening Ride
Join Bridget for an hour’s relaxing riding around the borough, with an optional pub or café settle-down at the end.
Bring your lights as you may need them before the end of the ride!

Sunday 24 September – 10:30am, Walthamstow Town Square
Weald of Kent train-assisted ride with Nic
Join Nic for a peaceful ride along the Royal Military Canal towpath towards Rye, with a foray into the Weald (Old English for Forest) of Kent! We’ll be taking a train to Ashford, and returning from Rye, so bring your railcard if you have one.

Friday 29 September – 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.

Every Saturday – 8:30am, Leytonstone
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 McDonalds in High Road Leytonstone.
Back in time for lunch, or a pint at the North Star!

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

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