What we do
We meet in Walthamstow on the 2nd Sunday of each month for a sociable cycle ride; due to the popularity of our rides we now run right throughout the winter. We sometimes run additional rides – see our special events page for more details.
Our monthly rides
Our aim is for a relaxed and enjoyable afternoon travelling by bicycle and exploring the nooks and crannies in and around our borough (Waltham Forest). Frisbees sometimes materialise when we hit a suitable open space.
Our pace is easy, and the maximum distance we do is 15 miles there and back. We will do our best to tailor our route to the abilities of those who turn up, so the distance we cover might be considerably shorter.
We aim to stop off at a cafe at about half time, but we recommend you bring a snack and some water (in case our plans are thwarted); plus of course a bicycle, and any children you can round up. In the winter months, please remember your lights.
A flyer you can print and give to people you know is here.
We have been running these rides since 2004. You can see some of our routes here: http://www.bikely.com/listpaths then search for “walthamstow family”.
At 1pm on the 2nd Sunday of each month; we aim to get back around 5pm, but we sometimes extend to 6pm in the summer months.
2014: 12 January, 9 February, 9 March, 13 April, 11 May, 8 June, 13 July, 10 August, 14 September, 12 October, 9 November, 14 December.
2015: 11 January, 8 February, 8 March, 12 April, 10 May, 14 June, 12 July, 9 August, 13 September, 11 October, 8 November, 13 December.
We start our rides at the Orford Road/Church Lane junction, E17 9RW, next to the old postbox opposite the Ancient House… see the map.
We have never cancel a ride due to adverse weather conditions. The only possible circumstance for cancelling a ride would be where the authorities had advised the general public against venturing outside (eg due to extreme weather conditions), or if all 3 of our ride leaders were unexpectedly indisposed.