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Open Spaces Ride – 2nd Sunday Every Month
13 May 2018 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
If you haven't experienced the Walthamstow Family Bike Club easy paced relaxed rides on the second Sunday of each month where you are comfortably cocooned amongst a group of cyclists, why not give it a try?
The route and distance is dependent upon the weather, including wind direction and strength. It also take into account the capability of all riders on the day, ensuring the right balance between lashings of tea/ginger beer/slices of cake and distance pedaled, and anything else that seems important to those assembled. This event is free, apart from a stop for a rest, drink and cake at the café!
Meet us on the 2nd Sunday each month. at 1pm at the Orford Road and Church Lane junction E17, next to the old post box near St. Mary’s Church - click here
We'll stop off at a café during the afternoon, but its best to bring something to nibble on, as well as some water to keep yourself hydrated.
We aim to get back by 6pm in the summer months, and 5pm in the winter (it will be dark, so bring your lights).
We offer a very safe environment for those who feel nervous about riding in traffic. We keep together as a group and ‘top and tail’ the ride with marshals – an experienced ride leader at the front, an expert marshal at the back to keep cars out of our convoy. We have a mix of more confident adult riders and marshals on the right hand side to act as a buffer zone. When on busier residential streets or urban roads we cluster together to form a tighter bike bus which is pretty much impenetrable by cars. When crossing busy junctions we block motor traffic from both directions to ensure safe passage across by our riders.
At 1pm on the 2nd Sunday of each month; we aim to get back around 5pm, but we often extend to 6pm in the summer months.
Everyone is welcome, so encourage your family & friends to join us. Note that this is a family friendly event, but you don’t need to turn up with anyone else. This ride is free, and no need to book… just turn up.
There is also a much shorter ‘Newcomers ride’ on the 3rd Sunday each month which is aimed at those new to cycling. Click here for further information on our Newcomers Rides.