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Easy Riders to Trent Park – September 29th

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RideLondon FreeCycle on 28 July: Enfield feeder rides

This event on Saturday 28 July is brilliant – cycling around London on traffic-free streets! There will be an 8-mile circuit of central London roads closed to motor traffic with a variety of entertainments enroute. https://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/events/freecycle/

Enfield Cycling Campaign are leading feeder rides to the event for anyone cycling direct from here.

Our main ride will start from Edmonton Green and is almost entirely either off-road (eg along towpaths or through parks) or on a segregated Cycle Superhighway. Trained ride leader David Hilliard and marshals will help keep everyone safe. It’s quite a long ride – approximately 12 miles each way – at a gentle but reasonable pace, so it is suitable for all ages and abilities. The ride will end on Cornhill, in The City, which is on the FreeCycle route and is the meeting point for anyone wishing to join the return ride at the end of the day.

Meeting points:             Edmonton Leisure Centre, N9 0TR at 0900 for the outward ride.

Cornhill, EC3V 3NJ at 1445 for the return journey.

We will also be leading a ride from Palmers Green to join the Haringey feeder ride at Turnpike Lane. This will be mainly on-road but a leader and team of marshals will help to keep everyone safe. The distance is about 10 miles and all ages and abilities are welcome. The Haringey feeder ride will end on Lothbury, in The City, which is on the FreeCycle route and is the meeting point for anyone wishing to join the return ride at the end of the day.

Meeting points:             Palmers Green Library, N13 4EY at 0900 for the outward ride.

Lothbury, EC2R 7HF at 1445 for the return journey.

If you want an easier day (either both ways, or just the return journey) we recommend taking bikes on the Overground between Edmonton Green or Enfield Town and Liverpool Street. Liverpool Street station is about a 5-minute walk from the FreeCycle route.

If you plan to come, please register online for FreeCycle. You’ll get some nice freebies and a welcome email with a link to register for our particular feeder ride so we know to expect you. If you plan to join our Palmers Green ride, please register for the Haringey feeder ride https://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/events/freecycle/ 

If you have any questions please contact us on info@enfieldcc.co.uk and we will try to help.

Easy Riders – June ride to the Lea Valley

Our June ride will go from Edmonton Green to Marksfield Park in the Lee Valley – there will also be a feeder ride from Palmers Green. It will be maximum 1 hour each way (or 1.5 including the feeder ride) on a flat mostly traffic-free route, with a decent cafe break in Marksfield Park.

For Palmers Green, meet at 1.15pm on the Triangle (Green Lanes/Aldermans Hill junction).

For Edmonton Green, meet at 2 pm at the railway arches on Belvedere Road near the junction with Fore Street, opposite Asda car park.

Contact details

Oliver Bruckhauf is the ride organiser on easyriders@enfieldcc.org.uk

Easy Riders – May Ride

Are you a bit new to cycling, coming back to it after a long time, or want to ride with your kids? Then Easy Riders is for you! Run by experienced volunteers at Enfield Cycling Campaign, they are led, marshalled rides at a gentle pace using the new cycle infrastructure, green spaces and quiet roads, with a  decent café stop halfway through. We’re holding them on the last Saturday of every month, April – September.

Here are the May ride details:

Saturday 26 May

Time: 2-4pm

Start and end point: Broomfield Park, Aldermans Hill N13 (the entrance on Aldermans Hill at the corner of the park, near Broomfield Avenue).

Route: This will be a quiet route through green spaces to Oak Hill Park and back to Broomfield.

 

Email us at info@enfieldcc.co.uk for more details.

Let’s ride the A105!

On the afternoon of Sunday 11 March  we’re gathering to ride the new cycle lanes along the A105!

Meet here in Winchmore Hill at 2pm on Sunday 11 March

Come one and all, whether you cycle every day or haven’t ridden a bike for 40 years – this will be an easy, family-friendly ride. We are joining with Cycle Enfield who are providing cycle instructors and marshals. (And it’s Mother’s Day, so bring your mum!)

Feel free to decorate yourself, your bike or both – balloons, bells, windmills, fancy dress all encouraged – and celebrate the transformation of this road and its town centres along the route.

Time and start place: 2pm outside Capitol House / Coffee Break in Winchmore Hill, 794 Green Lanes, N21 3RB (see  image above from Google).

How far will we ride? There will be a choice of rides, either a 20-minute or a 40-minute ride, going out in groups of about 10 with a ride leader. Both are suitable for new or non-confident riders and they will stick to the bike lanes so you won’t have to ride in traffic.

How do I get there?  You can come on public transport without a bike, and rent one of Enfield’s new dockless hire bikes at the starting point!  (For ages 15 and up.) Download the Urbo app first – see www.myurbo.com. The starting point is on the 329 and 125 bus route and also a few minutes’ walk from Winchmore Hill station. You could also bring your own bike on the train.

I’d like to cycle there but I’m nervous of riding on the road. Contact us on info@enfieldcc.co.uk and we might be able to pair you up with a cycling buddy to get you there safely from wherever you live in the borough.

London FreeCycle feeder ride from Palmers Green

In addition to our ‘official’ feeder ride from Edmonton Green (see below) we will also be running an unofficial feeder ride from Palmers Green. Meet at Palmers Green library N13 4EY for a 9am departure. The ride will be led as far as Turnpike Lane by Andrew on his Triplet, and there it will join the official Haringey feeder ride into town. Please note that this ride will be mainly on-road, so willingness to cycle in traffic is necessary, and as far as Turnpike Lane it will be led but not marshalled.

The return ride from town will leave with the Haringey group as far as Turnpike Lane then continue back to Palmers Green as above.

If you plan to come, please register online for FreeCycle. You’ll get some nice freebies and a welcome email with a link to register for the Haringey feeder ride so they know to expect you. https://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/events/freecycle/ 

If you have any questions please contact us on info@enfieldcc.co.uk and we will try to help.

RideLondon FreeCycle on 29 July: Enfield feeder rides

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This event on Saturday 29 July is brilliant – cycling around London on traffic-free streets! There will be an 8-mile circuit of central London roads closed to motor traffic with a variety of entertainments en route. https://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/events/freecycle/

Enfield Cycling Campaign are leading a feeder ride to the event for anyone cycling direct from here. The route will start from Edmonton Green and is almost entirely either off-road (eg along towpaths) or on a segregated Cycle Superhighway. Trained ride leader David Hilliard and marshals will help keep everyone safe. It’s quite a long ride – approximately 12 miles each way – at a gentle but reasonable pace. There will be a meeting point in The City (and a time) for anyone wishing to join the return ride.

If you want an easier day (either both ways, or just the return journey), perhaps if you are bringing children, we recommend taking bikes on the Overground between Edmonton Green or Enfield Town and Liverpool Street. Liverpool Street station is about a 5-minute walk from the FreeCycle route.

If you plan to come, please register online for FreeCycle. You’ll get some nice freebies and a welcome email with a link to register for our particular feeder ride so we know to expect you. https://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/events/freecycle/ 

If you have any questions please contact us on info@enfieldcc.co.uk and we will try to help.

We are also planning a smaller, unofficial feeder ride from Palmers Green Triangle or possibly from Enfield Town via Palmers Green. This will be mainly on-road, so willingness to cycle in traffic is necessary. More details will be posted here as they become available.