Sunday 4 March – 10am, Leytonstone @ McDonald’s
The E11 / North Star Vélo Ride to Ally Pally
Meet outside McDonald’s in Leytonstone High Street E11 for 10am departure. If you have questions, call Dwight on 07973 131429.
Every Monday in March – 10am, William Morris Gallery, Forest Road E17
Margaret’s Breeze Road Rides
Join Margaret, of Sick Bike Repairs, every Monday morning in March at 10am for a British Cycling Breeze women-only ride starting outside the William Morris Gallery.
The first ride is longer, from Walthamstow to Broxbourne and back. We will head north along the River Lea towpath and return via Nazeing and Fishers Green. Please note this is not a ride for beginners, it is for confident riders with experience. We will average 10-12mph, there will be some sections on busy roads and it will probably be muddy so make sure you have mudguards:
Monday 5th March
The last three are easy paced rides exploring parks, wetlands, marshes, towpaths and back streets around Walthamstow. We will cover approximately 10 miles, mostly off road but with some back street:
Monday 12th March
Monday 19th March
Monday 26th March
If you have any questions, please call Margaret on 07834 896442 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday 11 March – 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.
Sunday 18 March – 10:30am, 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 March – 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.
⇒ No bike? Rent one for the ride in Waltham Forest’s dockless bike hire scheme.
Sunday 25 March – 10am, Walthamstow Town Square
WFCycling Daffodil Ride to Trent Park
Join Bridget on the annual Daffodil Ride to Trent Park in Enfield.
Bring food and drink, though we will stop for a snack along the way. Please bring your Oyster card or contactless debit card.
Meet at 10:15 outside Walthamstow Library, for a departure by 10:30. We are usually back by 3-4pm.
Friday 30 March – 6pm, Walthamstow Town Square
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 @ McDonald’s
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 McDonald’s in High Road Leytonstone.
Back in time for lunch, or a pint at the North Star!
North Star Velo also run frequent midweek short road rides, evening and sometimes morning so do check their website!
⇒ Want to try family bikes and trikes? Rent one for the ride directly from Waltham Forest Council.
If you would like your ride listed here just get in touch.