Sunday 3 June – 10am, Leytonstone @ McDonald’s
The E11 / North Star Vélo Ride from Chalkwell to Shoeburyness
We’ll take the train to Chalkwell so bring any railcards you might have.
Meet outside McDonald’s in Leytonstone High Street E11 for 10am departure. If you have questions, call Dwight on 07973 131429.
Thursday 7 June – 4:30pm, Walthamstow Town Square
Feeder Ride to the Stop Killing Cyclists’ Woolwich Vigil and Die-In
If you’re nearby, do join Nic riding to attend the Stop Killing Cyclists’ Vigil and Die-In in Woolwich – or head straight there, to protest against the continued road violence.
More details to follow.
Sunday 10 June – 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 10 June – 9:30am, Elmfield Road Green E17
Ahead Charity Ride
Ahead, our local charity in support of various projects in Ethiopia, is organising a fundraising event which includes a ride. Ahead’s mastermind Elfneh Bariso is a good friend and supporter of WF Cycling. Last time we were involved with Ahead’s ride it was great fun so do come along and help raise money for schools, colleges, girls’ hostels, and other important projects!
Sunday 17 June – 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 17 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.
Wednesday 20 June – 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 will need them before the end of the ride!
Sunday 24 June – WFCycling Social Ride is not running due to clash with the Tour de Waltham Forest!
Sunday 24 June – Leyton Jubilee Park
Tour de Waltham Forest
Come to Leyton Jubilee Park for a cycle-themed day in the park, and take part in one of the rides:
- Adventure 18km start 11.30am (finishing no later than 1.30pm)
- Explore 12km start 12.30pm (finishing no later than 1.30pm)
- Leisure 7.5km start 2.30pm (finishing no later than 3.30pm)
Places are limited so register for this event here.
Friday 29 June – 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!
If you would like your ride listed here just get in touch.
Want to try family bikes and trikes? Rent one for the ride directly from Waltham Forest Council.