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.
Below are some routes starting from around Walthamstow Central. Check out our routes page for more details, return routes and alternative routes.
- Finsbury Park & Manor House, 8 km.
- Leyton Tube, 5.8 km.
- Leytonstone Tube, 3.4 km.
- Seven Sisters, 5 km.
- Snaresbrook, 4 km.
- Stratford Tube, 7 km.
- Tottenham Hale, 3.5 km.
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:
- Walthamstow Queen’s Road Station to Kings Cross/Farringdon
- Wood Street to Hackney Road
- Lea Bridge Road (outside the Samaritans) to Battersea
- Greenleaf Road to Clerkenwell
- Campbell Road to Liverpool Street, mostly on quiet back-roads
- St James St to Euston station
- Walthamstow Central to Stoke Newington and Highbury & Islington
- Lighthouse Chapel in Markhouse Road to Camden Lock
- Quiet route from Walthamstow to Bloomsbury
- Rensburg Rd / Coppermill Lane to South Kensington
- Explore the route to central London, taking in all the stations from Euston to Victoria
- Walthamstow Central to Shoreditch High Street
Contact the ride leader if you’re interested!
Details 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
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.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.