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January Rides & Events in Waltham Forest (12/31/2019)

Wednesday 1 January – 10:30am, Waltham Forest Town Hall by the fountain, Forest Road E17 4JF
Breeze Ride: Lea Valley and Wetlands Loop (easygoing)
Join Bridget for a short, easygoing women-only ride along the Lea Valley towpath and other trails in the area. Follow the link for more details and to sign up – spaces are limited!

Sunday 5 January – 10am, Leytonstone @ McDonald’s
The E11 Ride (advanced)
Meet outside McDonald’s in Leytonstone High Street E11 for 10am departure. If you have questions, call Dwight on 07973 131429.

Sunday 5 January – 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 12 January – 9am-1pm, Leytonstone @ McDonald’s
North Star Velo Beginners’ Road Ride
Want to get into road cycling but aren’t sure where to begin? These three January rides are for you: they 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. Any any comfortable clothes will do, lycra optional!

Sunday 12 January – 1pm, Orford Rd / Church Lane by the Ancient House E17
Walthamstow Family Bike Club’s Open Spaces Ride (intermediate)
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.

Sunday 19 January – 9am-1pm, Leytonstone @ McDonald’s
North Star Velo Beginners’ Road Ride
Want to get into road cycling but aren’t sure where to begin? These three January rides are for you: they 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. Any any comfortable clothes will do, lycra optional!

Sunday 19 January – 10:30am, Walthamstow Town Square
Take the Peaceful Route with Nic (advanced)
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 19 January – 2-3:30pm, Walthamstow Village Square
Walthamstow Family Bike Club’s Newcomers Ride (beginners)
The perfect ride 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.

Sunday 26 January – 9am-1pm, Leytonstone @ McDonald’s
North Star Velo Beginners’ Road Ride
Want to get into road cycling but aren’t sure where to begin? These three January rides are for you: they 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. Any any comfortable clothes will do, lycra optional!

Sunday 26 January – 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!

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.