Sunday 1 March – 10am, Leytonstone @ McDonald’s
The E11 Ride to Yi-Ban restaurant in the London Regatta Centre, Royal Docks (advanced)
Join us for the (almost) annual trip for a very special treat, the excellent Yi-Ban Restaurant! Meet outside McDonald’s in Leytonstone High Street E11 for 10am departure. If you have questions, call Dwight on 07973 131429.
Sunday 1 March – 11am, The Mill, Coppermill Lane, E17
The Sunday Cycle (intermediate)
This is Katja’s goodbye, so come and say hello! The ride will continue, but most likely with Nic permanently at the helm. Massive thanks to Katja for years for excellent rides.
Meet outside The Mill in Coppermill Lane at 11am for a gentle ride of c. 20km / 13 miles. Return c. 4pm. If you have questions, contact Katja at email@example.com or 07799 411 587.
Sunday 8 March – 1pm, Orford Rd / Church Lane by the Ancient House E17
Walthamstow Family Bike Club’s Open Spaces Ride (intermediate)
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.
Sunday 15 March – 10:30am, Walthamstow Town Square
Take the Peaceful Route with Nic (advanced)
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 15 March – 1:15–3:30pm, Leyton Jubilee Park, Seymour Rd E10 7LX
WFBC’s & JoyRiders’ Newcomers Ride (beginners)
Please note the new time and location of this popular ride, now co-hosted by JoyRiders!
The perfect ride 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.
No bike? No problem! Book a bike here!
Sunday 22 March – 10:30am, Walthamstow Town Square
WFCycling Social Ride (intermediate)
Our monthly gentle-paced social ride, never more than 30 miles in the summer and 15 miles November to February. Bring drinks, 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 – bring lights!
Sunday 22 March – 9:30–16:30, Leytonstone Underground Station (Café)
Newham Cyclists’ Ride to Much Hadham (advanced)
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.
Every Saturday – 8:30am, Leytonstone @ McDonald’s
North Star Velo Road Rides (advanced)
North Star Velo also run frequent midweek short road rides, evening and sometimes morning so do check their website!
Cycle Confident training sessions
All Ability Cycling Club
Head over to the Enjoy Waltham Forest website for dates and locations!
Beginner rides, 3-5 miles, off road or quiet roads only, flat, not next to water (e.g. canal) slow pace (e.g. 5-7 mph).
Intermediate rides, 5-15 miles, off road and quiet or moderate roads, may have some hills, steady pace (e.g. 8-10 mph).
Advanced rides, 15 miles+, hilly in parts or faster pace – see ride description.
If you have any questions or 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.