Come and join us for a 60 mile ride on Sunday 7th October; let by Dave and Tupps. It’s continuous riding on a largely motor traffic and pollution free part of London which this route will offer!
There is an individual option for shorter ride of 24/30 miles with a return by train from Broxbourne/Hertford to Stratford and Liverpool Street for riders who wish to return by rail, or turn back at this point.
We will ride the full 60 mile route and we are keen to get as many of you along as possible, providing an option of a train back if for example you haven’t yet done a long distance like this before.
We meet at Bernie Spain Gardens from 09:30am for a 10:00am departure (sharp). Speed of 12mph-15mph throughout as an average, the early meet and departure allows us to enjoy quieter roads, get onto the River Lee quicker and have a focus on continuous riding to get the miles in, and get you back on your bike on the weekend!
We of course will have water, snack, lunch and rest breaks. This is a faster, challenging ride on mainly flat roads and off road canal type paths suitable mainly for road, hybrid, MTB, cyclocross and touring bikes. Road bike riders will feel the bumps, however will work fine, especially if you have slightly grippier tyres rather than standard stock tyres, which the former would have come with your bike when bought new. Bromptons and other folding bikes are more than welcome, although comfort will be tested over the distance!
Bring snacks, lunch, plenty of water, layers of clothing to put on if needed, a puncture repair kit (pump, tyre levers, 2 x spare inner tubes and patches) and some money if you wish to buy food. It's also advisable to bring lights as you may be travelling in the dark, however a lock is not necessary for this ride as we will be happily minding one another's bikes.
You can also chat to us via Telegram app!https://t.me/thelondoncyclingclub
Exact stops and stop locations to be decided on the day to suit the needs of the group, and these will be explained at the start of the ride.
We will post in the week a location in Victoria Park and a meet time for the second meet point for East London based riders to save an early journey, because we’re just too nice!
Have a good week, and we look forward to seeing you on your bike at the meet on Sunday. Happy riding!
if you have any trouble finding us please call me on... 07947275491 (Tupps)
Lee Valley Ride
Canal and paths
Narrowboat cafe for snacks and refreshments
pub in Hereford for dinner
Refreshment stop on way back