WFCC run regular rides for beginners up to experienced riders, plus there are many more rides happening in the borough (see here for what’s on this month).
Joyriders Family & Newcomers Ride (Beginner)
On the third Sunday of every month JoyRiders and the WFBC team up to run a ride for families and those new to cycling. The routes are less than 10km andare mainly away from traffic. Destinations include Walthamstow Wetlands, the Olympic Park, Westfield Stratford and Lloyd Park.
No Bike? Book it and we can lend you one! Click here to book a bike. Otherwise, just show up!
We meet at the pavilion in Leyton Jubilee Park, Seymour road, E10 7LX at 1:15pm, departure at 1:30pm – we will not wait for latecomers though, so please be on time! We aim to return by 3:30.
Any questions? Click here to contact Joyriders
Walthamstow Family Bike Club (Intermediate)
We meet on the second Sunday of the month at 1pm at Orford Road/Church Lane junction E17 for a relaxed and enjoyable afternoon exploring the nooks and crannies around Walthamstow. We will visit a cafe later in the ride, may stop along the way for a picnic snack, and so apart from a bicycle and any children you can round-up, bring some water and something to eat.
The maximum distance we do is 15 miles for the round trip, but as its tailored to the abilities of those who turn up and is often shorter. We aim to get back no later than 6pm in the summer, and 5pm in the winter (when you’ll need to bring lights).
WFCC Monthly Ride (Advanced)
Join us on the fourth Sunday of the month for a leisurely ride at a conversational pace. The rides assemble at 10.15 outside Walthamstow Library, and departs sharp on 10.30. If you arrive early you will have time to browse the Farmers Market and have a coffee 🙂
The rides are planned in advance with details usually included on the monthly ride listings – please get in touch if you have any questions. The length of rides vary, with a maximum of 30 miles in the summer and 15 miles November to February.
Bring snacks, lights and Oyster/contactless. We are usually back by 3-4pm and always have a snack stop somewhere. See here for details of this month’s ride
Summer Evening Rides (Intermediate)
Take advantage of summer evenings and get on your bike! Or join us after your commute home. We meet up on the first Wednesday of the month for a 6.30 p.m. start outside Walthamstow Library, with about an hour’s ride, followed by a quick drink in a pub near home.
The summer rides run from May to September, see ride listings for details.
- Beginner rides, 3-5 miles, off road or quiet roads only, flat, not next to water (e.g. canal), slow paced, 5-7 mph.
- Intermediate rides, 5-15 miles, off road and quiet or moderate roads, may have some hills, steady pace, 8-10 mph.
- Advanced rides, 15 miles+, hilly in parts or faster pace – see ride details.
- All riders must be 18+ or accompanied by a responsible adult.