April rides and events in Waltham Forest

Sunday 5 April
E11 Ride “Victoria Park extravaganza”
Meet outside Carlton House in Aylmer Road, off Leytonstone High Street (E11 3AD) fro 10am departure. Back by 2pm. If you have questions, call Dwight on 07973 131429.

Sunday 5 April
The Sunday Cycle
Meet outside The Mill in Coppermill Lane at 11am. Return c. 2pm. If you have questions, email Katja on katjarosenberg@hotmail.com.

Sunday 12 April
Walthamstow Family Bike 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 cafe 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.

Easter School Break 13-17 April
Family-friendly free cycle training

Cycle Confident and Waltham Forest Council will be providing training during the Easter school break. Leyton Jubilee Park Pavilion, Seymour Road, E10 7LX (next to Lammas School and Sports College). See details here.

Wednesday 15 April
The Evening Ride

The evenings are lighter now and our mid-week evening rides are back. Join us for a 6.30pm start outside Walthamstow Library for a couple of hours of riding, exploring Mini-Holland facilities.

Sunday 19 April
Nic’s CARe-free ride to Copped Hall in Epping Forest.

We’ll set off from Walthamstow library at 11 am PROMPT and plan to be back between 4 and 5.  As before, we’ll go a quiet route to Chingford Plain,  and then hit the surfaced paths from there.
This ride is suitable for all bike types. Our total distance is about 30 miles,  and a draft route is here.
There are alternatives, including a trip to Epping and back by the glorious descent we all enjoyed last time out,  so we’ll decide on the day.  Bring water and some refreshments as we’ll be far from anywhere to stock up on the ride!
Meet from about 10.30 for an 11 o’clock start outside Walthamstow Library / Farmers’ Market.

Monday 20 April
Breeze ride
Meet Margaret, of Sick Bike Repairs, at 10am in the car park at the bottom end of Coppermill Lane by the railway, E17 7HG. The ride is suitable for women and children and usually goes through the marshes to the Olympic Park, no further than 12 miles.

Monday 20 April
Vigil and Die-In for the latest victim of road violence, Moira Gemmill
Moira-Gemmill-Evening-StandardMoira was killed on the Lambeth Bridge roundabout. Her killers are the driver, the vehicle, and crucially in this case, Westminster Council, who were presented by TfL with a decent upgrade plan for the roundabout, and rejected it. You can read more about Moira, a renowned designer, here; and about the Lambeth Bridge roundabout debacle here. The Stop The Killing event will be held at 6pm and we will ride from Walthamstow at 5pm, starting outside Walthamstow Library.

Sunday 26 April
WFCycling Monthly ride
Ideas always abound, including options to account for weather. In case we use the train have your Oyster or contactless debit card with you!
Meet at 10.15 outside Walthamstow Library. We are usually back by 3-4pm.

Sunday 26 April
Breeze road ride
Meet Margaret, of Sick Bike Repairs, at 9am outside Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge, 8 Ranger’s Road, E4 7QH in Chingford. This is a road ride aimed at those new to road riding.  We ride on the roads around Epping, approx 20 – 25 miles with some hills but nothing too difficult and the route will be adjusted to take account of conditions on the day.  The pace is brisk, roughly 11-12 mph.

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