November Rides & Events in Waltham Forest

Sunday 4 November – 10am, Leytonstone @ McDonald’s
The E11 / North Star Vélo Ride to Greenwich & Testing Museum
Meet outside McDonald’s in Leytonstone High Street E11 for 10am departure. If you have questions, call Dwight on 07973 131429.

Sunday 4 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 “Art Catcher” Katja.

Sunday 11 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.

Sunday 18 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 18 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.

Sunday 25 November – 10am, Walthamstow Town Square
WFCycling Museum Ride to the City and Guildhall Complex
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 30 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.

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 notice:

Sunday 2 December – 3:45pm, Walthamstow Village Square
Twinkly Sparkly Ride
Celebrate the arrival of the winter months with a short sociable family-friendly bike ride round Walthamstow to view local festive decorations & illuminations.
You could consider decorating your bike with a bit of tinsel or more – we’ll have a prize for the best decorated bike!
We’ll set off from Walthamstow Village Square (junction of Eden Road & Orford Rd) at 3.45pm, cover 4-5 miles and end up back at the Square just around 5pm, with the option afterwards to retire to a local pub.

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 October

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

1 – Introductions and appointment of minute taker

2 – Review of September meeting minutes

3 – LCC feedback & Coordinator’s business

4 – WFCC Rides and Events

  • Christmas Illuminated ride – is anyone interested in doing one?

5 – Council liaison officers’ report back

  • Feedback on any other Waltham Forest issues

6 – Any other business

  • UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Fri 14th – Sun 16th December, Lee Valley Velopark

Next meeting 27th November

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 7 October – 10am, Leytonstone @ McDonald’s
The
E11 / North Star Vélo Ride to Matching Green
Meet outside McDonald’s in Leytonstone High Street E11 for 10am departure. If you have questions, call Dwight on 07973 131429.

Sunday 7 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 “Art Catcher” Katja.

Saturday 13 October– 11am, Walthamstow Town Square
Feeder ride to the Stop Killing Cyclists’ Pedal on Parliament event
Meet Nic outside the library for 11am departure.
Alternatively come to Lincoln Inn Fields for 12pm, or Parliament Square for 2pm.

Sunday 14 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.

Sunday 21 October – 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 21 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.

Friday 26 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.

Sunday 28 October – 10am, Walthamstow Town Square
WFCycling Social Ride to Forty Hall and Myddelton House Gardens in Enfield
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.

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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Meeting Agenda for Tuesday 25th September

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

1 – Introductions and appointment of minute taker

2 – Review of July meeting minutes

3 – LCC feedback & Coordinator’s business

4 – WFCC Rides and Events

5 – Council liaison officers’ report back

  • Feedback on any other Waltham Forest issues

6 – Any other business

Next meeting 23rd October

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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