April Rides

The warm sun is just begging me to quit staring at the screen and get on the bike, and I am sure you feel the urge too. Well, there’s plenty opportunity to ride for fun this month, starting with a daffodil ride!

Sunday 6 April
The E11 Daffodil Ride

The Tony Fincham Classic Daffodil Ride is back, this time in Leytonstone: meet outside Carlton House in Aylmer Road, off Leytonstone High Street (E11 3AD) to leave at 10am. If you have questions, call Dwight on 07973 131429.


Sunday 6 April
The Sunday Cycle

Meet outside The Mill in Coppermill Lane at 11am. Return by 1pm. If you have questions, email Katja on katjarosenberg@hotmail.com. This is the ride’s first edition, do turn up and give us another regular ride!


Sunday 13 April
Walthamstow Family Bike Ride 

Our aim is for a relaxed and enjoyable afternoon travelling by bicycle and exploring the nooks and crannies in and around our borough (Waltham Forest). Frisbees sometimes materialise when we hit a suitable open space.

Our pace is easy, and the maximum distance we do is 15 miles there and back. We will do our best to tailor our route to the abilities of those who turn up, so the distance we cover might be considerably shorter.

We aim to stop off at a cafe at about half time, but we recommend you bring a snack and some water (in case our plans are thwarted); plus of course a bicycle, and any children you can round up.  In the winter months, please remember your lights.

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 27 April
WFCycling Monthly ride

Meet at 10.15 outside Walthamstow Library / Farmers’ Market. The Market opens at 10am so there is just enough time for a hot cuppa or your weekly groceries. Route yet to be finalised (ideas / emerging ride leaders welcome!). We are usually back by 3-4pm.

Sunday 4 May
The E11 Ride

Meet outside Carlton House in Aylmer Road, off Leytonstone High Street (E11 3AD) to leave at 10am. If you have questions, call Dwight on 07973 131429.


The May Weekend 3-5 May
Sur les Traces de Napoleon – road ride to Boulogne

Join the North Star Velo club and cycle to France and back over the May Weekend. See details here.


Every Saturday
North Star Velo Road Ride

For those with a penchant / stamina / bike for faster longer rides, the North Star Velo club meet every Saturday at 9am close to the corner of Browning Road and Bushwood, off Bush Road in Leytonstone, and try to leave London asap – most Saturdays the only way is Essex, but they have recently ridden to Maidstone, will be riding in the Peak District in March, and in May around Boulogne in France, and even further.


Every Sunday
Lea Valley Cycling Club Runs

Another one for bar-raising bar-droppers, Lea Valley Cycling Club ride on Sundays from Walthamstow Town Hall in Forest Road E17 and often split at High Beech into faster / longer and slower / shorter rides to cater to all abilities.


Advance invitation…

Saturday 9 August 2014 – FreeCycle. Enjoy traffic-free central London for a day! Well, crummy bits of it… It’s ridiculously inadequate, but still a thrilling experience. We’ll be riding from Walthamstow (and possibly other locations in Waltham Forest) so join us to get to the car-free circuit safely.


For those of you who extend the love of cycling to spectator sports,some info on the UK bit of this year’s Tour de France and other events.

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