Family Bike Club

APPROX Second Sunday varies of each month, MILES March to Oct. FAMILY MIXED DISTANCE Meet 1PM at the Orford Road/Church Lane junction E17 APPROX APPROX

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Family rides are tailored for younger children and less experienced adults. Easy rides are suitable for everyone and we particularly welcome people new to cycling.
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Rides for absolutely everyone. Our aim is for an enjoyable afternoon exploring our borough. Young children with responsible adults especially welcome. The maximum distance is around 10 miles there and back, but will be tailored to those who turn up, so can be considerably shorter. We usually stop along the way for a snack, so apart from a bicycle and any children you can round up, we recommend you also bring some water and something to eat.

Let us know in advance if you haven't got a bike so we can try to make one available for you. Medium rides may be over longer distances or

Rides and Events
Winter 2010–Spring 2011

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include sections on busier roads. Expert rides cover long distances and are not recommended for inexperienced cyclists.

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Under 16s to be accompanied by a responsible adult On road rides are suitable for all types of bikes, including racers. Mixed routes will include sections on gravel, toe paths and light mud. Hybrid bikes or mountain bikes recommended. Off road routes will include forest trails and muddy, bumpy surfaces. Mountain bikes recommended.

Meetings and socials
Christmas Social
Friday 17 December, From 7PM, Ye Olde Rose & Crown, Hoe Street
Join us for some cool drinks at the WFcycling Christmas social. Who knows, Santa might even bring something.

Annual Meeting
Wednesday 12 January 8PM, Hornbeam Centre, 458 Hoe Street E17 9AH
Come along and vote for Coordinator, Treasurer and Secretary as well as other posts. We will also ratify our constitution and most importantly there'll be a social and buffet.

About distance and timings
Times shown in this leaflet are rough estimates. We believe cycling is too much fun to rush, so on family, easy and medium difficulty rides we will always aim to match the pace of the slowest cyclists.

Dates and times may change
Rides will take place in any weather, but please check the following for up-to-date information about our rides and events: web www.wfcycling.org.uk wfcycling waltham forest cycling campaign
Last year’s Great Enfield Daffodil Ride. Photo by Jon Johnson.

Monthly meetings
Second Wednesday of each month 8PM, Hornbeam Centre, 458 Hoe Street E17 9AH
Open to all. Drinks after in the Drum, 557-559 Lea Bridge Road, E10 7EQ. Check wfcycling.org.uk for the latest details.

‘Scouting for Cyclists’ Ride
Sunday 30 January Meet 9AM in Walthamstow town square
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Museum Ride
Sun 27 February Meet 9AM in Walthamstow town square
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Lazy London Marathon
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Sunday 17 April Meet 9AM in Walthamstow town square
Guided cycle ride to watch the London Marathon.

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A short ride (but with some hills) to Gilwell Park, international headquarters of the Scouts Association, located in an area renowned amongst pub-quizzers for being the only London postal code district that extends beyond the GLA boundary (E4).  Gilwell Park has a close association with double-barreled The Gilwell Oak surnames. It was purchased by Photo: 1st Gilwell Park the unlikely named Scotsman, William De Bois McClaren, for Baden-Powell’s scouting movement,  in 1919. We are liaising on access with one of its current administrators, Mr Scott-Davies. Are you a cyclist with a double-barreled surname? This is the ride for you. The main building – The White Lodge – dates back to the   18th century. There’s a small Scouts museum on site, and the grounds total 109 acres. A full tour can take 2 hours, but we can discuss how long we want to stay, when we get there. There’s no charge, but donations are welcome.  Although we can hope for good weather on the day of the ride, we can’t promise it. Our advice is ‘BE PREPARED’.

Guided cycle ride to the British Museum using mostly quiet streets crossing some major roads. Bring a packed lunch or eat at the Museum cafe. If you live in the Leytonstone area, you may want to join the Redbridge group going to the museum as well. Get in touch for details.

Photo by Esther Simpson

Photo by CMRF Crumlin

The Fat Boy Ride
Sunday 29 May Meet 9AM in Walthamstow town square
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The Great Enfield Daffodil Ride
Sunday 21 March Meet 9AM in Walthamstow town square.
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Photo: 1st Gilwell Park

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Guided cycle ride through some of the finest Enfield parks to see daffodils in bloom. Easy pace. Bring a packed lunch or eat in the café at Trent Country Park.

Last November’s Fat Boy Ride. Photo by Esther Simpson. Photo by wfcycling

Our regular ride for a guilt-free breakfast at the Fatboy’s Diner (Trinity Buoy Wharf). We follow the river Lea to where it meets the Thames, taking in some of London's industrial heritage sites and the new Olympic stadium. We hope to meet fellow LCC groups there – maybe even intrepid travelers from across the river

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