Meeting – Tuesday 28th May

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

  • June – Feel Good Festival. Flyers and posters distributed.

Campaigning, Outreach and LCC

  • Engagement Event – When is a good window to organise this? Who is available?
  • Coppermill Lane – how do we build up an activist group?

Events

  • 8th June – LCC Campaigner Conference. Lots of workshops and skill sharing, not just for members!
  • 30th of June – Cycling Fun Day with Masjid e Umer (Queens Road Mosque). How can we be involved?
  • Summer social – lets start picking a date!

WFCC Rides – 15 mins

  • 26th of May – Alexandra Palace – how did it go?
  • 23rd of June – Land Sea and Air – mapped (?) – ride leader required!
  • 3rd August – Freecycle, do we have the volunteers?
  • 25th of August – Lea Valley – mapped, ride leader required or have summer social instead?

Council liaison officers’ report back

Feedback on any other Waltham Forest issues

Any other business – 10 mins

Informal chatting – 5 mins

Next meeting – June 25th, same time same place!

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

A recent ride photo!

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May Rides & Events in Waltham Forest

Wednesday 1 May – 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!

Saturday 4 May – 4pm, Chingford Plain
Chingford May Day Fayre
Come and enjoy the fair, including performances by Bicycle Ballet!

Ride the route to Chingford Plain from Walthamstow Central which will have marshals along it from 3pm; there are also routes from each of Leyton Midland Road, Leytonstone High Road station and Highams Park.
More details here and here.

The E11 Ride – next one in June!

Sunday 5 May – 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 12 May – 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.

Thursday 16 May – 10am – 12pm, Lloyd Park, Forest Road E17 5JW
All Ability Cycle Club

Sunday 19 May – 11am, View Tube, The Greenway, Marshgate Ln E15 2PJ
Newham Cyclists’ Call the Midwife Ride
A reprise of last year’s popular ride around the Poplar locations made famous by the TV series, based on true stories.
This is a gentle ride, suitable for all abilities. If you are a complete novice (sorry!) at riding on the road, please let us know ahead of time so that we can make sure we have enough marshal support.

Sunday 19 May – 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.

Thursday 23 May – 10am – 4pm, Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Rd E17 4JF
Dr Bike

Sunday 26 May – 10am, View Tube, The Greenway, Marshgate Ln E15 2PJ
Newham Cyclists’ Ride
The first Newham Ride of the year, taking in sights of our borough that you might not otherwise discover!

Sunday 26 May – 10:30am, Walthamstow Town Square
WFCycling Ride to Alexandra Palace
Our monthly gentle-paced social ride, never more than 30 miles.
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.

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!

Advance warning:

June is traditionally the month of rides and also the month of the E17 Art Trail. Expect lots of social riding opportunities from 1st June onwards!

Saturday 1 June – 10:30am, Walthamstow Town Square
E17 Art Trail Ride
Details TBC

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 Agenda for Tuesday 23rd April

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 – 5 mins

  • February minutes
  • March action points

Campaigning, Outreach and LCC – 25 mins

  • Who should we be reaching out to? Local contacts, Rides, Events, Campaigning and more!
  • Local campaigning discussion – what kinds of campaigns should we be thinking about?
  • June – Feel Good Festival. Details submitted to council, do we want a flyer too?
  • Feedback from quarterly coordinators meeting.

Events – 10 mins

Chingford May Day Fayre, Saturday 4th May

  • Call for ride leaders (paid) – shared on social media
  • Bike Ballet volunteers – also shared

LCC Campaigner Conference is on the 8th June. Lots of workshops and skill sharing, not just for members!

WFCC Rides – 15 mins

  • 28th of April – Rainham – train assisted
  • 26th of May – Alexandra Palace
  • 23rd of June – Land Sea and Air – mapped – ride leader required
  • 3rd August – Freecycle
  • 25th of August – Lea Valley – mapped – ride leader required

Council liaison officers’ report back – 15 mins

Feedback on any other Waltham Forest issues – 5 mins

Any other business – 10 mins

  • Mamachari email

Informal chatting – 5 mins

Next meeting – May 28th, same time same 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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April Rides & Events in Waltham Forest

Saturday 6 April – 10am – 4pm, Humphrey’s Café, Highams Park, IG8 9RF
Dr Bike

Sunday 7 April – 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 April – 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 14 April – 10am, View Tube, The Greenway, Marshgate Ln E15 2PJ
Newham Cyclists’ River Ride
Newham & Beyond…

 

 

Sunday 14 April – 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.

 

Wednesday 17 April – 10am – 4pm, Leyton Jubilee Park, Seymour Road E10 7BL
Dr Bike

Thursday 18 April – 10am – 12pm, Lloyd Park, Forest Road E17 5JW
All Ability Cycle Club

Sunday 21 April – 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.

Thursday 25 April – 10am – 4pm, Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Road E17 4JF
Dr Bike

Saturday 27 April – Old Spotted Dog Ground, 212 Upton Lane, Forest Gate E7 9NP
Newham Cyclists’ Clapton CFC Ride
Ride from the traditional and spiritual home of Clapton CFC (Spotted Dog) in Forest Gate to their temporary home (Stray Dog) in Walthamstow, to promote healthy and environmentally sustainable match-day travel, and maintain links with Forest Gate and Newham. All welcome.
Match against London Samurai.
Sign up on the Eventbrite page – http://bit.ly/CCFCRide
Optional return ride at 5.30pm

Sunday 28 April – 10am, View Tube, The Greenway, Marshgate Ln E15 2PJ
Newham Cyclists’ Ride to Walthamstow Marshes
Meet at the cafe, bring Oyster Card/contactless.

 

Sunday 28 April – 10:30am, Walthamstow Town Square
WFCycling Ride to Rainham (train-assisted)
Our monthly gentle-paced social ride, never more than 30 miles.
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.

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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