June Rides & Events in Waltham Forest

Saturday 3 June – 2pm, William Morris Gallery
E17 Art Trail Afternoon Ride
Join us for a gentle afternoon exploration of some of the E17 Art Trail venues that took our fancy both because of a less-than-walkable location, and the subject matter!

Sunday 4 June – 10:15am, Walthamstow Town Square
E17 Art Trail Ride
If you liked the Saturday ride but want more, join us for a longer, but equally gentle and snack-stop-speckled ride on the first Sunday of the E17 Art Trail.

Sunday 4 June – 11am, The Mill, Coppermill Lane, E17
The Sunday Cycle
Meet outside The Mill in Coppermill Lane at 11am. Return c. 3pm. If you have questions, email Katja on katjarosenberg@hotmail.com.

Sunday 4 June – 10am, Aylmer Road, E11
The E11 / North Star Vélo Social Ride to West London Palaces
We’re taking the 10:20 train from Stratford to Richmond, then a pleasant 13-mile loop taking in some very picturesque sights.
Meet outside McDonald’s in Leytonstone High Street E11 for 10am departure. If you have questions, call Dwight on 07973 131429.

Wednesday 7June – 6:30pm, Walthamstow Town Square
Bridget’s Evening E17 Art Trail Ride
Join Bridget for an hour or so of relaxing riding around the E17 Art Trail outdoors venues, with an optional pub or café settle-down at the end.
Bring your lights as you may need them before the end of the ride!


Friday 9 June – 5-7pm, Waterside, Coppermill Lane E17
Cyclists’ Tea, opening the 2017 BikeWeek.
Our traditional welcome to people returning to Waltham Forest from work and other adventures, on a bicycle!

Saturday 10 June – Forest Glade, E11
Shining Life Children’s Trust’s Charity Cycle Challenge through the Lee Valley Regional Park and Epping Forest
Help disadvantaged children in Sri Lanka by riding one of three courses devised by our friend Jonathan from Shining Life Children’s Trust:
Route 1: The 100 km+ Lee Valley/Epping Forest Total Challenge!
This route takes you almost the entire length of the Lea Valley Pathway, from Walthamstow Marshes in the south to Ware in the north, then winds you through picturesque B-roads before bringing you home through the centre of Epping Forest.Route 2: The 50 km Lee Valley/Epping Forest Combo Challenge!
This route takes you halfway up the Lea Valley Pathway exiting through the historic town of Waltham Abbey before bringing you home through the centre of Epping Forest
Route 3: The 20 km Epping Forest Off-Road Family Challenge!
This route is entirely off-road, and may therefore better suit younger children and families or walkers! It follows the Epping Forest Centenary Path through open grasslands and wooded trails.
All three rides start in Forest Glade, E11, off Whipps Cross Road.

Saturday 10 June – Breeze Pink Ribbon Ride
Join Bridget for a women’n’children-only ride along the Lea Valley. Please see details and sign up here.

Sunday 11 June – 1pm, Ancient House E17
Walthamstow Family Bike Club’s Open Spaces Ride & E17 Art Trail Ride
As before, we will start together with a few E17 Art Trail venues which might appeal especially to the younger riders, and then split into two rides: one exploring more art, and the other exploring open spaces.
We aim to stop off at a café 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.

Wednesday 14 June – 6:30pm, Walthamstow Town Square
Bridget’s Evening E17 Art Trail Ride
Join Bridget for an hour or so of relaxing riding around the E17 Art Trail venues, with an optional pub or café settle-down at the end.
Bring your lights as you may need them before the end of the ride!

Saturday 17 June – 2pm, Walthamstow Town Square
Dan’s #WFMiniHolland Ride
Join Dan to explore the cycling infrastructure around Waltham Forest installed as part of the Mini-Holland programme. Meet at 1:45 for 2pm departure in the Town Square / outside the library.

Sunday 18 June – 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 18 June – 2pm, Walthamstow Village Square
Walthamstow Family Bike Club’s Newcomers Ride
This ride around the quiet streets in Walthamstow Village is intended for those new to cycling, including families with young children, and will especially appeal to those who don’t have the stamina or confidence for our longer ‘Open Spaces’ excursions on the 2nd Sunday each month.
Basic skills are necessary: please make sure you are able to pedal and balance, turn corners, and brake to a halt .. all without falling off! If you are not confident about your basic skills, then we can recommend the council’s free cycle training.
We’ll keep together as a group and ‘top and tail’ the ride with marshalls, with an experienced ride leader at the front, and an expert marshall at the back to keep cars out of our convoy. We also have at least one other marshall who cycles on the right hand side of the group to help out with junctions etc.
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.

Saturday 24 June
Le Tour de Waltham Forest
Join Waltham Forest Council’s annual celebration of cycling! This year there are four rides to choose from – details here.


Friday 30 June – 6pm, Walthamstow Town Square
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.

Every Saturday – 8:30am, Leytonstone
North Star Velo Road Rides: easy & medium paced
Whether you want to try road cycling and don’t know how fit you are, or you’re ready for a medium-paced effort, join the club.
Easy rides maximum 30 miles
Medium-paced rides c. 50 miles.
Meet outside McDonalds in High Road Leytonstone.
Back in time for lunch, or a pint at the North Star!

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

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