August Rides & Events in Waltham Forest

Children’s Complete Beginner and Level 1 Cycle Training:
Buxton School, Cann Hall Road E11 3NN
&
Leyton Jubilee Park, Seymour Road E10 7BL
1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 August at 9am, 11am & 1:30pm see Enjoy Waltham Forest for details of each session

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!

Saturday 3 August – 10am, Meridian Square (next to Stratford Bus Station)
Led Ride to the London Freecycle 2019

Saturday 3 August – 10am-4pm, Albert Crescent, Chingford Mount, E4 6SH     Dr Bike

Saturday 3 August – 10am-4pm, Low Hall Depot, South Access Road, Leyton E10 7AS
Family Bike Maintenance Session

Sunday 4 August – 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 10 August – 10am-12pm & 1-3pm, St James Park, Walthamstow E17 8AN
Cargo Bike Training

Sunday 11 August – 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.

Saturday 17 August – 10am-1pm, St James Park, Walthamstow E17 8AN
All Ability Cycling Club

Saturday 17 August – 10:30am-12pm, Timber Lodge Cafe, Olympic Park E20 1DY
Newham Cyclists’ Ride to Greenwich Cycle Fun Day

Saturday 17 August – 1-3pm, Priory Court, Walthamstow E17 5LX
Dr Bike

Sunday 18 August – 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 21 August – 10am-4pm, Leyton Jubilee Park, Seymour Road E10 7BL
Dr Bike

Wednesday 21 August – 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 22 August 8am-4pm, Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Road E17 4JF
Dr Bike

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

Please note there will be no WFCycling Ride on the 4th Sunday of August.

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 23rd July

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

  • Risk and Safeguarding – policy update
  • Climate Safe Streets – new LCC campaign
  • CIVI – Coppermill Lane email sent out to whole borough (oops)
  • London Cycling Data Project – maps
    • Monday 5th August meeting – timing TBC
  • Slack for discussions – https://wfcycling.slack.com

Events

  • Sunday 30th of June, Cycling Fun Day – review
  • Saturday 10th of August, Summer social 3pm – 4:30pm Leyton Jubilee Park
  • Sunday 22nd September, London Car Free Day – Hoe Street closed!

WFCC Rides

  • 3rd August – Freecycle – arrangements, marshals
  • 25th of August – no ride
  • Sunday 22nd September, London Car Free Day

Council liaison officers’ report back

Data gathering, Engagement and consultation

  • Forest Road, Century to Chatham gap
  • Coppermill Liveable Neighbourhood/Cycleway 27 consultation
  • Hilltop area (E17) engagement and timeline update
  • Markhouse series 4 workshop

Construction and implementation

  • Ruckholt Road/Temple Mills junction and cycleway
  • School Streets roll out
  • Essex Brewery Development – improving access to Courtenay Place.

Future plans an ambition

  • South Grove cycleway

Maintenance and enforcement

  • Council contractor driver behaviour – footway and cycleway parking of school coaches

Feedback on any other Waltham Forest issues

Any other business – 10 mins

Informal chatting – 5 mins

Next meeting – SEPTEMBER 24th, same time same placeAugust is our summer social!

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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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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