Meeting + Michael Barratt MBE, Tues 26th February

Our monthly meeting is this coming Tuesday and we have Michael Barratt from TfL as a guest speaker.

All cyclists are welcome – 26th Feb. 8pm to 9:30pm in the Hornbeam Centre, 458 Hoe Street, E17 9AH

Agenda

1 – Introductions and review of January meeting minutes

2 – LCC feedback & Coordinator’s business (brief)

3 – WFCC Rides and Events (brief)

  • 2019 Annual Meeting, March 26th

4 – Council liaison officers’ report back (brief)

  • Feedback on any other Waltham Forest issues

5 – Presentation and Discussion with Michael Barratt MBE, Development Impact Assessment Manager, TfL from 8:45pm

6 – Any other business

Next meeting – Annual Meeting – March 26th, 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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February Rides & Events in Waltham Forest

Sunday 3 February – 10am, Leytonstone @ McDonald’s
The E11 Ride to Greenwich Yacht Club
Meet outside McDonald’s in Leytonstone High Street E11 for 10am departure. If you have questions, call Dwight on 07973 131429.

Sunday 3 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 “Art Catcher” Katja.

Sunday 10 February – 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 17 February – 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 17 February – 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 22 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 24 February – 10:30am, Walthamstow Town Square
WFCycling Social Ride to Greenwich
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!

NB: this event has moved to 3rd March!
Newham Cyclists’ Ride to the Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker
Ride through Essex lanes (with some hills) to the (no longer) Secret Nuclear Bunker. Travel to Epping by tube so bring your Oyster or contactless card.

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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Twinkly Sparkly Video

In December we ran a Twinkly Sparkly Ride for families to see the Christmas lights around the borough. The ride was a great success so we wanted to share it with you.

We’re looking forward to lots more great rides in 2019!

 

I hope you enjoyed that, and we hope to see you soon cycling about in the borough.

I’ll just leave you with a reminder about the continuing improvements to cycling in the borough – it’s getting better and better.

If you have any questions or suggestions about cycling in the borough please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

Happy cycling,

Fred

 

 

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Meeting Agenda for Tuesday 22nd January

Happy New Year!

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

2 – Review of November meeting minutes

3 – LCC feedback & Coordinator’s business

  • Redbridge meeting. cake?

4 – WFCC Rides and Events

  • Inviting Michael Barratt to a meeting
  • Annual meeting, March 26th – ideas? presentation? cake?

5 – Council liaison officers’ report back

  • Feedback on any other Waltham Forest issues

6 – Any other business

  • Could we attract more members to meetings using cake?

Next meeting – February 26th, 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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