August Rides and Events in Waltham Forest

Tuesday 1 August
Margaret’s Breeze road ride – 10am, outside Epping Station
Margaret from Sick Bike Repairs is leading a series of Breeze women only rides from Epping.  These rides will be on the roads around the Essex countryside and will be approx 35-40 miles.  The route will be adjusted to take account of conditions on the day, the pace will be brisk averaging 12-14 mph and is therefore not suitable for beginners.  Full details and sign up Let’s Ride. You can take your bicycle to Epping on the Central Line from Leyton, Leytonstone or Snaresbrook!

Sunday 6 August – 11am, The Mill, Coppermill Lane, E17
The Sunday Cycle across Thames via the Cable Car
Missed Bridget’s Land-Sea-Air ride in July? Then join the Sunday Cycle for another chance to fly across Thames on the Emeritus Air Line.
Meet outside The Mill in Coppermill Lane at 11am. Return c. 3pm. If you have questions, email Katja on katjarosenberg@hotmail.com.

Tuesday 8 August
Margaret’s Breeze road ride – 10am, outside Epping Station
Margaret from Sick Bike Repairs is leading a series of Breeze women only rides from Epping.  These rides will be on the roads around the Essex countryside and will be approx 35-40 miles.  The route will be adjusted to take account of conditions on the day, the pace will be brisk averaging 12-14 mph and is therefore not suitable for beginners.  Full details and sign up Let’s Ride. You can take your bicycle to Epping on the Central Line from Leyton, Leytonstone or Snaresbrook!

Sunday 13 August – 1pm, Ancient House E17
Walthamstow Family Bike Club’s Open Spaces 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 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.

Tuesday 15 August
Margaret’s Breeze road ride – 10am, outside Epping Station
Margaret from Sick Bike Repairs is leading a series of Breeze women only rides from Epping.  These rides will be on the roads around the Essex countryside and will be approx 35-40 miles.  The route will be adjusted to take account of conditions on the day, the pace will be brisk averaging 12-14 mph and is therefore not suitable for beginners.  Full details and sign up Let’s Ride. You can take your bicycle to Epping on the Central Line from Leyton, Leytonstone or Snaresbrook!

Wednesday 16 August – 6:30pm, Walthamstow Town Square
Bridget’s Evening Ride
Join Bridget for an hour’s relaxing riding around the borough, 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!

Sunday 20 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 20 August – 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.

Tuesday 22 August
Margaret’s Breeze road ride – 10am, outside Epping Station
Margaret from Sick Bike Repairs is leading a series of Breeze women only rides from Epping.  These rides will be on the roads around the Essex countryside and will be approx 35-40 miles.  The route will be adjusted to take account of conditions on the day, the pace will be brisk averaging 12-14 mph and is therefore not suitable for beginners.  Full details and sign up Let’s Ride. You can take your bicycle to Epping on the Central Line from Leyton, Leytonstone or Snaresbrook!

Friday 25 August – 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.

Sunday 27 August – 10:30am, Walthamstow Town Square
WFCycling Ride to Hainault Forest
Bring food and drink, though we will stop for a snack along the way.
Meet at 10:15 outside Walthamstow Library, for a departure by 10:30. We are usually back by 3-4pm.

Monday 28 August (Bank Holiday)
Bridget’s Breeze Ride – 10am, Walthamstow Town Hall, by the fountain.
Join this Breeze women only ride from Walthamstow down to the Air Line cable car, and back via the Woolwich Ferry and Greenway. The route is mostly off-road (more details on the link above). Leisurely pace, but it’s a fair distance. There will be a tea stop and a lunch stop, both at a cafe. Please bring an Oyster Card or other travel card, and sufficient money for refreshments.

Tuesday 29 August
Margaret’s Breeze road ride – 10am, outside Epping Station
Margaret from Sick Bike Repairs is leading a series of Breeze women only rides from Epping.  These rides will be on the roads around the Essex countryside and will be approx 35-40 miles.  The route will be adjusted to take account of conditions on the day, the pace will be brisk averaging 12-14 mph and is therefore not suitable for beginners.  Full details and sign up Let’s Ride. You can take your bicycle to Epping on the Central Line from Leyton, Leytonstone or Snaresbrook!

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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