June Rides & Events in Waltham Forest

Saturday 1 June – 10am – 4pm, Francis Road, Leyton E10 6NJ
Dr Bike

Saturday 1 June – 10:30am, Walthamstow Town Square
E17 Art Trail Ride
A ride around some E17 Art Trail venues with short stops to appreciate the art. We’ll decide on the route once the art trail programme is published. Contact us if you want details, or just turn up if you prefer serendipity!

Sunday 2 June – 10am, Leytonstone @ McDonald’s
The E11 Ride to Crossness Pumping Station Family Open Day
Cost of entry – Adults £8; Children 5-15 yrs £2.
Meet outside McDonald’s in Leytonstone High Street E11 for 10am departure. If you have questions, call Dwight on 07973 131429.

Sunday 2 June – 10:30am, View Tube, The Greenway, Marshgate Ln E15 2PJ
Newham Cyclists’ Cake Mountain Ride
This has become a popular ride.  Well, cakes and bikes – what’s not to like?!
It’s a 40 mile round trip, mostly off road, with an option to take a train from Waltham Cross to Liverpool St, for those that would prefer not to ride back (or have eaten too much cake…)

Sunday 2 June – 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.

Wednesday 5 June – 8:30am – 4pm, Leyton Sixth Form College, Essex Road E10 6EQ
Dr Bike

Wednesday 5 June – 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!

Friday 7 June – 5-7pm, Waterside in Coppermill Lane E17 7HG
Cyclists’ Tea & Dr Bike
Our popular cyclists’ tea will feature free tea, cakes and a Dr Bike. This local Bike Week institution takes place at commuter homecoming time. Dr Bike kindly provided by Margaret at Sick Bike Repairs, 07834 896442, sickbikerepairs@gmail.com.

Sunday 9 June – 1pm, Orford Rd / Church Lane by the Ancient House E17
Walthamstow Family Bike Club’s E17 Art Trail Ride
This month the family bike club will be sampling the E17 art trail as part of our ride, so expect the usual relaxed cycling through open spaces with some art added in too!

Sunday 16 June – 10am, View Tube, The Greenway, Marshgate Ln E15 2PJ
Newham Cyclists’ Monthly Ride
Our regular ride around the borough,  taking in familiar sights and discovering hidden gems!

Sunday 16 June – 10:15am, William Morris Gallery, Forest Road E17
E17 Art Trail Ride
A ride around E17 Art Trail locations with short stops to appreciate the art. This will be a fairly relaxed ride. We will decide on the route once the art trail programme is published. Contact us for details, or just turn up if you like serendipity!

Sunday 16 June – 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 19 June – 10am – 4pm, Leyton Jubilee Park, Seymour Road E10 7BL
Dr Bike

Thursday 20 June – 10am – 12pm, Lloyd Park, Forest Road E17 5JW
All Ability Cycle Club

Sunday 23 June – 10:30am, Walthamstow Town Square
WFCycling ‘Land, Sea and Air’ Ride to Woolwich
Our monthly gentle-paced social ride, never more than 30 miles.
This is a ride through some great traffic-free routes in East London plus trips on the Emirates Air Line and the Woolwich Ferry. You will need to pay for the Emirates Air Line with an Oyster or debit card.
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.

Sunday 29 June – 12pm, View Tube, The Greenway, Marshgate Ln E15 2PJ
Newham Cyclists’ Brewery Ride
That’s north of the river, not of the Watford Gap…
Following the successful venture south of the river for the last Brewery Ride, Bill is planning to do a ‘north’ and ‘south’ tour of the many, many breweries of London.
Full details nearer to the time and booking will be required.  Over 18’s only!

Sunday 30 June – 2-5pm, Thomas Gamuel Park, E17 8NP
Family Cycling Fun Day
A fun-filled afternoon of free cycling activities for all the family including Dr Bike, family cycling library, kids’ cycling games, taster cycle lessons, virtual reality bike, stalls, food and more!

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 – 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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