The tube closure is almost upon us!

If you haven’t worked out travel plans for tomorrow we have a raft of options to help you get to work in comfort and style – routes you can download, a host of people offering to lead the way and even second-hand bike sales.

Route maps

Below are some routes starting from around Walthamstow Central. Check out our routes page for more details, return routes and alternative routes.

Ride buddies to show you the way

We’ve had a load of offers of help to make your first commute as easy and safe as possible. The destinations offered so far include:

Contact the ride leader if you’re interested!

20150809_102625Details of all the rides were posted by volunteers on our previous post (thanks!). If you would like to offer to lead a ride or want to update ride details, please add more comments to that post.

P.s. Thanks to everyone who came on our bike rides from “Waltamstow” today. It was a lovely day to be out on a bike and meet new people. We want to highlight the Finsbury Park route, it’s really nice, closer than you think and you can sign up to the secure bike storage (plus free security marking sessions).

‘Bring and buy’ bike sales and other mini Holland events

The council have organised ‘bring and buy’ bike sales in Walthamstow on the 13th and in Chingford on the 15th. Sell the bike which has been taking up half your shed to someone let down by the tube!

Other events include cycle training and free maintenance and rides – check out: http://www.enjoywalthamforest.co.uk/events/ for all the details.

How the Dutch got their cycle paths

Finally, the video this month is an inspiring 6 minutes to find out how the Dutch got their cycle paths – it wasn’t always like that, in fact they started going down the same route as the UK before changing course. Maybe mini-Holland is the start of this in the UK?

P.s. Hello to the newest bike shop in Waltham Forest, Mamachari which opened yesterday on Forest Road. You can find a list of all the local bike shops on our info page.

P.p.s. September’s WFCC ride is the London Open House ride and will be on Sunday 20th September (a week earlier than normal to coincide with Open House weekend). The route will be confirmed after the guide is published next week. We usual travel out of Waltham Forest and visit various attractions in that area – previous areas have included Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Redbridge.

http://www.openhouselondon.org.uk/

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One Response to The tube closure is almost upon us!

  1. Fred says:

    20th SEPTEMBER – OPEN HOUSE RIDE

    September’s WFCC ride is the London Open House ride (a week earlier than normal to coincide with Open House weekend). The route is to be confirmed after the guide is published on the 14th August. The ride usually travels out of Waltham Forest and visits various attractions in that area – previous areas have included Hackney, Tower
    Hamlets and Redbridge.

    http://www.openhouselondon.org.uk/

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