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1 October 2017 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Silver Sunday 2017


Enjoy Waltham Forest is supporting the annual Silver Sunday which falls this year on 1st October. Silver Sunday celebrates the value and knowledge the elderly who contribute to our communities while combating loneliness and isolation.


Dr Bikes

Our experienced mechanics will check over all the main components of your bike, and carry out any needed adjustments and lubrication. By the end of the checks your bike will feel cared for and ready to ride!

Minor repairs such as punctures and brake cables are fixed on the spot for FREE, and should your bike need any more advanced work they will tell you exactly what is needed and how much a bike shop would typically charge for the work

This is particularly useful for anyone who wishes to ride their bicycles again after them being in storage for a long period of time

As well as the check-up, bikes will be fitted with a spoke reflector, lights and a seat cover, in preparation for the winter months

Locations and times:

Leytonstone Station (next to the Car Park on Church Lane) 10am – 3pm
Walthamstow Square Gardens (near the Bus Station) 10am – 3pm


FREE Cycle Training


Saturday 30 September 2017
Leyton Jubilee Park
12.30pm – 14.30pm

Come along to build your skills and confidence on the bicycle again. This Level 1 training focuses on the basics of bike handling and control, building up valuable skills that help the trainee to be confident in controlling their bike in an off-road environment. This session is aimed at adults able to balance and control their bike, to refresh cycling technique and develop new skills before moving on to building confidence on quiet roads.

Sunday 1 October 2017
Leyton Jubilee Park
10.00am - 14.30pm

Come along to build your skills and confidence on the bicycle again. You'll start in a safe, off-road environment to refresh your cycling technique and develop new skills before moving on to practice on quiet roads

For either of these courses, you must register your interest in advance by calling Cycle Confident on 0203 031 6730 or apply online via the links above

Silver Cyclists (those over 60) will receive a free goodie bag - please contact the Road Safety team following completion of the course.

 Try A Bike

On Sunday 1 October we will be running a bicycle and cargo bike trial session. Members of the public, including the over 60s, will have the opportunity to practice on a variety of our community bike fleet accompanied by a specially qualified instructor, who bill be there to give advice and support.

If you do not feel confident enough, the instructors will also be carrying out rides for anyone who would like to be a passenger rather than a rider!

The cargo bikes and bikes can be hired out through the Council’s Community Bike scheme


Cargo Bike Rides

On Sunday 1 October, the Council and Big Local are launching their pilot of cargo bike rides for the elderly.

On the new Christiania Taxi, residents can have an hour long ride around the borough by bike! Journeys will cover the Walthamstow Marshes, Lee Valley Canal and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park areas.

To register a parent, friend or family member, please email



1 October 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm