September Rides and Events in Waltham Forest

Sunday 3 September – 1:30pm, Hornbeam Centre, 458 Hoe Street
Apple Scrumping Ride
Join us on a fun bicycle-assisted apple scrumping ride, to pick apples for pressing at Apple Day on 14th October.
We’ll set off from the Hornbeam Centre with fruit picking poles, bike panniers and trailers, and do some picking of Walthamstow street trees (and possibly one or two back gardens). We’ll then return to Hornbeam to pop the apples into crates lined with newspaper, and will keep them fresh in Hornbeam’s cold store.
Meet at Hornbeam Centre for 1:30pm departure, or at 2pm in Walthamstow Village at the junction of Grosvenor Rise East & Wingfield Road, where we’ll be picking from our first tree.
If you have questions please email walthamstowfamilybike@gmail.com, or call 020 8520 0648.

Sunday 3 September – 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 10 September – 10am, Aylmer Road, E11The E11 / North Star Vélo Ride to The Westminster Rock’n’Pop Cycle Ride
Meet outside McDonald’s in Leytonstone High Street E11 for 10am departure. If you have questions, call Dwight on 07973 131429.

Sunday 10 September – 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.

Saturday 16 September – 10am, Hornbeam Centre, 458 Hoe Street
Green Open Homes Bike Tour
Green Open Homes weekend is a great opportunity for people to visit homes in Waltham Forest to see how they’ve been made greener, warmer and cheaper to run. Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign will be leading a ride around some of the exhibitors on Saturday. We will meet at the Hornbeam Cafe at 10am to look at whats heppening in Hornbeam and FRP before setting off about 11am.

Saturday 16 September – 2:30m, The Mill, Coppermill Lane, E17
Cultural Family Ride to watch A Hero’s Tale
Join Nic for a family ride to watch the exciting cross-border show by inclusive performance and art groups, A Hero’s Tale, at the Brady Arts Centre. Ride participants get £1 off their ticket price (normally £5/£3).
Meet outside The Mill in Coppermill Lane at 2:30m. Return c. 6:30pm. If you have questions, email Katja on katjarosenberg@hotmail.com or Nic on nicholassfripp@gmail.com.

Sunday 17 September – 10:30am, Walthamstow Town Square
WFCycling London Open House Ride
Bring food and drink, though we will stop for a snack along the way. Please bring your Oyster card or contactless debit card in case we take public transport.
Meet at 10:15 outside Walthamstow Library, for a departure by 10:30. We are usually back by 3-4pm.

Sunday 17 September – 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 17 September – 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.

Wednesday 20 September – 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 24 September – 10:30am, Walthamstow Town Square
Weald of Kent train-assisted ride with Nic
Join Nic for a peaceful ride along the Royal Military Canal towpath towards Rye, with a foray into the Weald (Old English for Forest) of Kent! We’ll be taking a train to Ashford, and returning from Rye, so bring your railcard if you have one.

Friday 29 September – 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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4 Responses to September Rides and Events in Waltham Forest

  1. carolyn axtell says:

    hi there just wanted to let you know that the link for cycle training in the newsletter needs updating as it goes to a page that doesnt exist any more. I think there is a page on cycle confident website which lists waltham forest training dates – apparently one to one sessions are more limited now due to budget restrictions so they encourage people to book onto the regular weekly sessions at jubilee park etc. Thanks Carolyn axtell

    On 29 Aug 2017 17:21, “Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign” wrote:

    > matalepsis posted: “Sunday 3 September – 1:30pm, Hornbeam Centre, 458 Hoe > Street Apple Scrumping Ride Join us on a fun bicycle-assisted apple > scrumping ride, to pick apples for pressing at Apple Day on 14th October. > We’ll set off from the Hornbeam Centre with fruit pickin” >

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  2. Max Carter says:

    Hi Guys,

    Dwight’s Rock n Pop ride has moved to Sunday 10 September, could you please reflect this change on the website,

    Many thanks

    Max

    Sent from my iPad

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