August rides and events in Waltham Forest

Katja's Sunday Cycle1Sunday 7 AugustKatja's Sunday Cycle2
The Sunday Cycle

Meet outside The Mill in Coppermill Lane at 11am. Return c. 2pm. If you have questions, email Katja on

Sunday 14 August
Health Ride

For this short gentle ride out of Leytonstone please register with British Cycling and Sky Ride heredefault_w110_h92_b.
Meet at The Allum Medical Centre, Fairlop Road, Leytonstone E11 1BN, for 10am departure.
There will be another Health Ride on 11 September. You can pre-register for it here.

Walthamstow Family Bike ClubSunday 14 August
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.

Tuesday 16 August
Bridget’s Evening Olympic Ride

Join Bridget for a 6.30pm start outside Walthamstow Library for an hour or so of riding towards the Olympic Village and back.

Sunday 21 August – 11am, Walthamstow Town Square
Take the Peaceful Route with Nic

Meet from about 10.30 for an 11 o’clock start outside Walthamstow Library / Farmers’ Market.
Join Nic for the peaceful ride over mixed surfaces (be ready for a bit of mud!). The destination and direction of the ride will be discussed at the start and will account for wind speed and direction and may be train-assisted – so take your Oyster or contactless debit card with you.

Sunday 21 August – 2pm, Walthamstow Village Square
Walthamstow Family Bike Club’s Newcomers Ride
The gentlest of them all: following the Newcomers Rideroaring success of the monthly family rides, Walthamstow Family Bike Club is now offering an even gentler and quieter introduction to cycling, ideal for those new to cycling, including families with young children.
We’ll ride around the quiet streets in Walthamstow Village, and tailor the distance to the riders’ needs and confidence. Before we set off we’ll do a quick check on all bikes to ensure they are roadworthy.
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.

Friday 26 August
Critical Mass

Come to Belvedere Road in the Southbank by 7:30pm to join this energising bike party if you’re already in Central London, or else meet Nic outside Walthamstow Library by 6pm to ride there together.

Saturday – Sunday 27-28 August
E11 Camping Ride to Debden House Campsite
Meet at Carlton House in Aylmer Road, off Leytonstone High Street (E11 3AD) for 11am departure. Return by 2pm on Sunday.
A car will be available to take some gear if you feel overloaded.
Camping Prices: adults £10.00, children (under 16) £5.00, family ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children) £32.00
If you have questions, call Dwight on 07973 131429.

Sunday 28 August
WFCycling Monthly ride to Wallasea Island
Join Bridget for a train-assisted ride to Wallasea Island RSPB Nature Reserve. If you have a Network Card please bring it with you. Whilst the return ticket may cost as much as £23, Bridget will have her card with which she may be able to get discounted tickets for other riders.
Meet at 10.15 outside Walthamstow Library, for a departure by 10.30. We are usually back by 3-4pm.

If you would like your ride listed here just get in touch.

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