JoyRides in July

JoyRiders have released their rides list for July. Unlike other rides we publicise you’ll need to register with them and book in as places are limited – however it’s easy to do:

  1. Complete the registration form: https://forms.gle/QG6RXcvjS52VMzeTA – you will get invited to their WhatsApp group
  2. Book your place on the ride – the link for each ride is published the Friday before a ride on WhatsApp, then on Saturday on Facebook

Email address for enquiries is tuesdayjoyrides@gmail.com

Ride list:

All these rides start from Leyton Jubilee Park with limited places – you must book in advance! The rides include a stop at a cafe and bikes can be provided unless noted otherwise.

Tuesday 2nd July, 9.15am – 11.30am – Victoria Park via Olympic Park and Regents Canal.Difficulty: Intermediate. Total distance (return): 10km

Tuesday 9th July, 9.15am – 11.30am – Westfield Stratford City. Difficulty: Beginners +. Total distance (return): 10km

Thursday 11th July, 9.15am – 1.45pm – Clarion JoyRide to Walthamstow Wetlands for Balm Making and Reed Mace Bracelet workshop. Difficulty: Beginners. Total distance (return): 9km. Funded by Clarion Futures, with a free Herbal Balm Making workshop provided by London Wildlife Trust. Open to local residents.

Tuesday 16th July, 9.15am – 2pm – City Ride to Spitalfields Market via Colombia Road. Difficulty: Intermediate+. Total distance (return): 17km. Only own bike spaces for these rides. Or hire a bike for free from the council in advance of the ride, by emailing cyclehire@walthamforest.gov.uk

Sunday 21st July, 1.15pm – 3.45pm – Mini feeder ride to Walthamstow Family Bike club newcomers ride (men women and children all welcome). Difficulty: Beginners. Total distance (return): 8km – see the link for more details. There’s no cafe stop on this ride.

Wednesday 31 July, 9.30am – 3pm – Clarion Family ride to Walthamstow Wetlands for two nature activities and lunch. Difficulty: Beginners +. Total distance (return): 9km. Funded by Clarion Futures, with free nature activity workshops provided by London Wildlife Trust. Open to local residents. NB Whole day event

Queries?

Email tuesdayjoyrides@gmail.com

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July Rides & Events in Waltham Forest

Saturday 6 July – 10am – 4pm, Lea Bridge Road, Whipps Cross Junction
Dr Bike

Saturday 6 July – 10am – 4pm, Walthamstow Wetlands Visitor Centre, 2 Forest Road, London N17 9NH
Dr Bike

Sunday 7 July – 9am, Stratford International Station, Celebration Avenue, Stratford E15 1AZ
Newham Cyclists’ Canterbury to Ramsgate Ride
Taking a train to Canterbury, then cycling to Ramsgate.

Sunday 7 July – 10am, Leytonstone @ McDonald’s
The E11 Ride
Meet outside McDonald’s in Leytonstone High Street E11 for 10am departure. If you have questions, call Dwight on 07973 131429.

Sunday 7 July – 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 “Art Catcher” Katja.

Sunday 7 July – 12:30m – 3:30pm, Garner Road, London E17 4HE
Dr Bike

Sunday 14 July – 10am, View Tube, The Greenway, Marshgate Ln E15 2PJ
Newham Cyclists’ Rainham Marshes Ride
25 easy miles to RSPB Rainham & the Ingrebourne Valley.  Returning by train from Upminster.

Sunday 14 July – 1pm, Orford Rd / Church Lane by the 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.

Wednesday 17 July – 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 will need them before the end of the ride!

Thursday 18 July – 10am – 1pm, Lloyd Park, Forest Road E17 5JW
All Ability Cycle Club

Sunday 21 July – 9am, Stratford International Station, Celebration Avenue, Stratford E15 1AZ
Newham Cyclists’ Ramsgate to Canterbury Ride
Taking a train to Ramsgate, then cycling to Canterbury. Not quite the reverse of the 7th-July ride…

Sunday 21 July – 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 28 July – 10:30am, Walthamstow Town Square

WFCycling
Ride to Hadleigh Castle
Our monthly gentle-paced social ride, never more than 30 miles.
Train-assisted – bring any railcards you might have.
Also, if you have an English Heritage member, bring your membership card.
Bring drink, but we will stop for lunch along the way. Please bring your Oyster card or contactless debit card for use on public transport.
Meet at 10:15 outside Walthamstow Library, for a departure by 10:30. We are usually back by 3-4pm.

Every Saturday – 8:30am, Leytonstone @ McDonald’s
North Star Velo Road Ride
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.
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!

Advance notice:
Saturday 3 August – 9:30am, Walthamstow Town Square
Led Ride to the London Freecycle 2019
Get ready for the annual car-free ride around Central London! As always, we’ll be leading a marshalled ride from Walthamstow, but you can also hop on the Overground and join the party there!

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

Want to try family bikes and trikes? Rent one for the ride directly from Waltham Forest Council.

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Meeting – Tuesday 25th June

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

Agenda

Introductions

Review of previous meeting minutes

Campaigning, Outreach and LCC

  • 8th June – LCC Campaigner Conference – feedback
  • Decarbonise Transport group
  • London Cycling Data Project
  • Engagement Event – When is a good window to organise this? Who is available?
  • Plans, volunteers and resources.

Events

  • 30th of June – Cycling Fun Day with Masjid e Umer (Queens Road Mosque).
  • Summer social – does anyone want to run this?

WFCC Rides

  • 23rd of June – Land Sea and Air – how did it go?
  • 3rd August – Freecycle – arrangements, marshals
  • 25th of August – no ride

Council liaison officers’ report back

  • Coppermill Lane – how do we build up an activist group?

Feedback on any other Waltham Forest issues

Any other business – 10 mins

Informal chatting – 5 mins

Next meeting – July 23rd, same time same place!

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

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June Rides & Events in Waltham Forest

Saturday 1 June – 10am – 4pm, Francis Road, Leyton E10 6NJ
Dr Bike

Saturday 1 June – 10:30am, Walthamstow Town Square
E17 Art Trail Ride
A ride around some E17 Art Trail venues with short stops to appreciate the art. We’ll decide on the route once the art trail programme is published. Contact us if you want details, or just turn up if you prefer serendipity!

Sunday 2 June – 10am, Leytonstone @ McDonald’s
The E11 Ride to Crossness Pumping Station Family Open Day
Cost of entry – Adults £8; Children 5-15 yrs £2.
Meet outside McDonald’s in Leytonstone High Street E11 for 10am departure. If you have questions, call Dwight on 07973 131429.

Sunday 2 June – 10:30am, View Tube, The Greenway, Marshgate Ln E15 2PJ
Newham Cyclists’ Cake Mountain Ride
This has become a popular ride.  Well, cakes and bikes – what’s not to like?!
It’s a 40 mile round trip, mostly off road, with an option to take a train from Waltham Cross to Liverpool St, for those that would prefer not to ride back (or have eaten too much cake…)

Sunday 2 June – 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 “Art Catcher” Katja.

Wednesday 5 June – 8:30am – 4pm, Leyton Sixth Form College, Essex Road E10 6EQ
Dr Bike

Wednesday 5 June – 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 will need them before the end of the ride!

Friday 7 June – 5-7pm, Waterside in Coppermill Lane E17 7HG
Cyclists’ Tea & Dr Bike
Our popular cyclists’ tea will feature free tea, cakes and a Dr Bike. This local Bike Week institution takes place at commuter homecoming time. Dr Bike kindly provided by Margaret at Sick Bike Repairs, 07834 896442, sickbikerepairs@gmail.com.

Sunday 9 June – 1pm, Orford Rd / Church Lane by the Ancient House E17
Walthamstow Family Bike Club’s E17 Art Trail Ride
This month the family bike club will be sampling the E17 art trail as part of our ride, so expect the usual relaxed cycling through open spaces with some art added in too!

Sunday 16 June – 10am, View Tube, The Greenway, Marshgate Ln E15 2PJ
Newham Cyclists’ Monthly Ride
Our regular ride around the borough,  taking in familiar sights and discovering hidden gems!

Sunday 16 June – 10:15am, William Morris Gallery, Forest Road E17
E17 Art Trail Ride
A ride around E17 Art Trail locations with short stops to appreciate the art. This will be a fairly relaxed ride. We will decide on the route once the art trail programme is published. Contact us for details, or just turn up if you like serendipity!

Sunday 16 June – 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 19 June – 10am – 4pm, Leyton Jubilee Park, Seymour Road E10 7BL
Dr Bike

Thursday 20 June – 10am – 12pm, Lloyd Park, Forest Road E17 5JW
All Ability Cycle Club

Sunday 23 June – 10:30am, Walthamstow Town Square
WFCycling ‘Land, Sea and Air’ Ride to Woolwich
Our monthly gentle-paced social ride, never more than 30 miles.
This is a ride through some great traffic-free routes in East London plus trips on the Emirates Air Line and the Woolwich Ferry. You will need to pay for the Emirates Air Line with an Oyster or debit card.
Bring drink, but we will stop for lunch 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 29 June – 12pm, View Tube, The Greenway, Marshgate Ln E15 2PJ
Newham Cyclists’ Brewery Ride
That’s north of the river, not of the Watford Gap…
Following the successful venture south of the river for the last Brewery Ride, Bill is planning to do a ‘north’ and ‘south’ tour of the many, many breweries of London.
Full details nearer to the time and booking will be required.  Over 18’s only!

Sunday 30 June – 2-5pm, Thomas Gamuel Park, E17 8NP
Family Cycling Fun Day
A fun-filled afternoon of free cycling activities for all the family including Dr Bike, family cycling library, kids’ cycling games, taster cycle lessons, virtual reality bike, stalls, food and more!

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.

Want to try family bikes and trikes? Rent one for the ride directly from Waltham Forest Council.

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