FREE CYCLE RIDES

Take part in our annual cycle ride and discover your borough. Choose between our Bronze, Silver and Gold rides and enjoy a family friendly cycling day out.

This year you can choose between a lead ride perfect for families, sightseeing or cycling newbies, and our Gold race to get the adrenaline and heart pumping or for anyone who wants to fundraise for charity.

About the rides

RaceStart timesAbout the routesLengthConditionApprox timeSuitabilityBikes Registration feeHow to sign up
Bronze 12.30pmA family friendly route along the Lee Valley canal to Hackney Marshes5 milesOff road with some segregated cycle tracks45 minutes to one hourChildren aged 6+ and adults
Suitable for road bikes, mountain bikes, hybrids, cargo bikes, bikes with children seat, modified bikes for people with disabilitiesFREE1- Complete the registration form
Silver 2pmA family friendly route along the Lee Valley to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This route is great for people who took part in last year’s bronze route and are looking for a bigger challenge this year10 milesOff road with some segregated cycle tracks1 hour Children ages 11+ and adultsSuitable for road bikes, mountain bikes, hybrids, cargo bikes, bikes with children seat, modified bikes for people with disabilitiesFREE1- Complete the registration form
Gold1pmThe Gold route is a new route through Waltham Forest perfect for cyclists who took part in the silver route last year but wanting to challenge themselves more this year15 milesMainly on road 1 hour 30 minutesAdults, young adults, experienced cyclists, club cyclistAll bikes£10 for adults aged between 18 and 591- Complete the registration form
2- Pay registration fee
Platinum12pmThis route is great for cyclists looking to pick up the pace and challenge themselves27 milesMainly on road 2 to 3 hoursAdults, young adults, experienced cyclists, club cyclistAll bikes£10 for adults aged between 18 and 591- Complete the registration form
2- Pay registration fee

Sign up

To take part in one of the three rides complete our registration form. If taking part with children, you can include their details in your own form, however adults will need to complete their own form.

Two weeks before the event, we’ll be in touch to confirm details and make you aware of any changes. You can also register on the day, registration closes 15 minutes before the race begins and you may be turned away if the race is at full capacity.

SIGN UP HERE

Important information

  • If you're bike needs a bit of TLC before the ride, make sure you come early and visit our Dr Bike stand to give your bike the once over pre-race
  • Le Tour de Waltham Forest is hosted at the Leyton Midsummer Festival, so plenty of food and drink will be available to purchase between 1pm and 6pm
  • We recommend that you take refreshments with you for the rides to ensure you keep your energy up
  • When you arrive on the day, visit the check in tent to confirm your place and collect your number. Registration closes 15 minutes before ride starts
  • Don't have a bike? If you do not own a bike but would still like to take part, please let us know on the registration form and a member of the team will contact you

Goodie bags and prizes

Everyone who takes part in Le Tour de Waltham Forest will receive a goodie bag filled with a certificate, medal and cycling goodies, at the finish line.

Cycle for charity

Le Tour de Waltham Forest is a great opportunity for fundraise for your favourite charity in a fun family friendly environment. Why not get a group of you in fancy dress? Or ask family and friends to sponsor you per mile cycled?

If you don't have a charity in mind here are some health focused charities that would love to have your support.

Email us with your Le Tour de Waltham Forest fundraising plans and stories.

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