February Rides & Events in Waltham Forest

Sunday 2 February – 10am, Leytonstone @ McDonald’s
The E11 Ride to the Columbia Road Flower Market (advanced)
Meet outside McDonald’s in Leytonstone High Street E11 for 10am departure. If you have questions, call Dwight on 07973 131429.

Sunday 2 February – 11am, The Mill, Coppermill Lane, E17
The Sunday Cycle (intermediate)
Meet outside The Mill in Coppermill Lane at 11am for a gentle ride of c. 20km / 13 miles. Return c. 4pm. If you have questions, contact Katja at katjarosenberg@hotmail.com or 07799 411 587.

Sunday 9 February – 9am-12pm, Leytonstone @ McDonald’s
North Star Velo Beginners’ Road Ride to the North Weald RAF Airfield
Want to get into road cycling but aren’t sure where to begin? This beginners’ road ride is for you: the pace will be suited to all comers and you don’t even need a road bike or clip-in shoes and pedals; a hybrid with flat pedals will do. And any comfortable clothes will do, lycra optional! Coffee stop at one of the airfield cafés.

Sunday 9 February – CANCELLED:
Walthamstow Family Bike Club’s Open Spaces Ride (intermediate)
Tomorrow’s Open Spaces ride (Sunday 9th Feb) has been cancelled due to the forecast of heavy rain and wind gusts of over 50mph.  This is the first time in its 15 year history that a ride has been cancelled.
However if there is interest we will reschedule the ride for 1pm next Sunday 16th February. So if you’d like us to run the ride drop us a line at  walthamstowfamilybike@gmail.com

Sunday 16 February – 10:30am, CANCELLED due to weather
Take the Peaceful Route with Nic (advanced)

Sunday 16 February – CANCELLED due to weather
WFBC’s & JoyRiders’ Newcomers Ride (beginners)
We’re very sorry to have to cancel the first ride starting from Leyton Jubilee Park, but it’s not good weather to run a cycle ride in, especially one for beginners and less confident cyclists. We hope to see you all next month instead – put March 15th in your diary!

Sunday 23 February – 10:30am, Walthamstow Town Square
WFCycling Social Ride (intermediate)
Our monthly gentle-paced social ride, never more than 30 miles in the summer and 15 miles November to February. Bring drinks, but we will stop for lunch along the way. Please bring your Oyster card or contactless debit card for use on public transport.
Meet at 10:15 outside Walthamstow Library, for a departure by 10:30. We are usually back by 3-4pm – bring lights!

Sunday 23 February – 9:30am, Leytonstone Underground Station (Café)
Newham Cyclists Ride to the Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker
Ride through Essex lanes (with some hills) to the (no longer) Secret Nuclear Bunker. Travel to Epping by tube so bring your Oyster or contactless card.

Every Saturday – 8:30am, Leytonstone @ McDonald’s
North Star Velo Road Rides (advanced)
North Star Velo also run frequent midweek short road rides, evening and sometimes morning so do check their website!

Dr Bike
Cycle Confident training sessions
All Ability Cycling Club
Maintenance Sessions
Head over to the Enjoy Waltham Forest website for dates and locations!

Ride guide:

  • Beginner rides, 3-5 miles, off road or quiet roads only, flat, not next to water (e.g. canal) slow pace (e.g. 5-7 mph).
  • Intermediate rides, 5-15 miles, off road and quiet or moderate roads, may have some hills, steady pace (e.g. 8-10 mph).
  • Advanced rides, 15 miles+, hilly in parts or faster pace – see ride description.

If you have any questions or 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.

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