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Redbridge parks not seen before!

  • Sunday, 2nd August 2015 at 10am - 1:30pm
    Location: Carlton House, Aylmer Road, E11 3AD, (by the garage and painted wall

    The idea is 

    valentines park 

    seven kings park 

    crucible park 


Come and try ride.

  • Sunday, 5th July 2015 at 10am - 1pm
    Location: Carlton House, Aylmer Road, E11 3AD, (by the garage and painted wall

    Come and see who turns up.
    No fixed plan.
    Who ever is there can decide together…

Kings cross special.

  • Sunday, 3rd May 2015 at 10am - 3pm
    Location: Carlton house. Aylmer road e11 3ad

    John Daly is leading the ride to kings cross. (the better alternative to Bouglogne!)


    • 2 people attended

'Fairlop Waters explored'

  • Sunday, 7th June 2015 at 10am - 3pm
    Location: Carlton house. Aylmer road e11 3ad

    I will be leading this ride to the great facilities of Fairlop waters.

    We shall be going…

    • 5 people attended

Victoria Park

  • Sunday, 5th April 2015 at 10am - 2pm
    Location: Carlton house. Aylmer road e11 3ad

    Ride led by Mat House.

    This is a ride made especialy for anyone who has children and/or…

    • 4 people attended

BARA Hainault Forest Ride

Posted by a GroupSpaces user, Sunday, 1st March 2015 @ 3:22pm

  • On a lovely cold but bright day, 15 of us took to our bikes from Leytonstone and, led by Alan, followed an interesting route around Redbridge. First we passed through a very muddy Wanstead Park to join the Empress Way cycle route up and over the A406 and hence on into Valentines Park, with the lake and associated waterbirds looking splendid in the sunshine, passing by Valentine’s Mansion we then headed north, went under the A12 at Newbury Park and then followed the future Quietway along Oaks Lane and into Fairlop Waters. A circuit around the lake was followed by a heads down plod along Forest Road (it never improves regardless of how many times you ride it) and off into Hainault Forest Park where we had our lunch stop; cyclist healthy food like chips and bacon butties and lots of tea. From there we went up and down through Hainault and Grange Hill until we joined the Roding Valley Way. Which we then followed down to Wanstead where we recrossed the A12 by the footbridge and so on back to Leytonstone losing a few, en passant, to Wanstead Market. Overall, an interesting ride of about 20 miles along routes not often ridden before.

Redbridge Parks

  • Sunday, 1st March 2015 at 10am - 2pm
    Location: Carlton house. Aylmer road e11 3ad

    Alan Todhunter is taking us around 5 great parks in Redbridge.  Cafe stops on the way lunch…

    • 8 people attended

Chinese New Year Ride

Posted by a GroupSpaces user, Sunday, 15th February 2015 @ 6:59pm

  • A ride down to the Chinese Restuarant opposite Docklands Airport to celebrate Chinese New Year. 12 people cycled down, led by Dwight, taking their time to avoid arriving too early. As it was we arrived about 11:30 which was good as we did not have to queue as did those arriving later. An excellent meal at a reasonable price, with a great view of the airport, followed and then we cycled back, returning at about 13:30 with lots of the day remaining. A really pleasant way to spend a Sunday morning.

Prudential RideLondon 1 August 2015

Posted by a GroupSpaces user, Saturday, 7th February 2015 @ 1:53pm

  • Just to let people know before diaries fill up; I’m planning on leading the usual LCC feeder ride to and from the Prudential RideLondon on 1st August 2015 from Wanstead Station through Leytonstone or possibly Hackney (depending on demand). Any assistance will be appreciated.

A Ride to Greenwich and Beyond

Posted by a GroupSpaces user, Saturday, 7th February 2015 @ 1:42pm

  • We set off as usual from Carlton House, led by Dwight, on a cold but dry day on a route based on the London Cycling Guide Greenwich Palaces route. First we cycled to Stratford where we took the DLR to Island Gardens where we walked the tunnel under the Thames to The Cutty Sark. From there we took to our bikes once more and put a glow in our cheeks climbing up to the Observatory where we had a short stop for a breather. Then off again over to Charlton, passing through the grounds of Carlton House which unfortunately is closed on weekends, to a very welcome café just beyond. Then through Maryon Wilson Park to the river at the Thames Barrier where we followed the Thames path to the Greenwich Yacht Club where we were invited guests. The club, being set on an old dock someway off shore had spectacular views both up and down river which somewhat mitigated the boredom of an excessive wait for lunch. After the lunch stop a short hop along the Thames path took us to the Emirates SkyLine which we then took across the river and then taking the direct route we headed home. Unfortunately a puncture delayed our leader but we muddled through and all returned safe and sound.  

Chinese new year restaurant Dim Sum special

  • Sunday, 15th February 2015 at 10am - 2pm
    Location: Carlton house. Aylmer road e11 3ad

    Going to Yiban Chinese restaurant docklands Sunday 15th  (new year on the…

    • 2 people attended

'On Napoleon's Tracks' - le tour Boulognaisem bank holiday Sunday

  • Sunday, 3rd May 2015 (all day)
    Location: Boulogne
    'On Napoleon's Tracks' - le tour BoulognaisemSunday, 3rd May 2015 (all day)

    Location: tour of…

    • 1 person attended

Islington political waters

Posted by Dwight, Sunday, 4th January 2015 @ 5:20pm

  • Great day.

    Well organised by David from the book of London Cycle rides.

    We cycled 18.5 miles (according to john Daly)

    Route via Q E park into Victoria Park. 

    Then via Hackney including the downs to Clissod Park also passing Sutton house. A well deserved coffee stop at Clissod House .Then onto Arsenal football ground to Highbury  clock tower . Then downhill beside Highbury fields to upper street. To see the cafe where Blair and Brown made their pact as who would do what in the new Labour government. 

    Back via the grand union canal to Victoria Park and the heading home. 

    David gave us lots of acts about places that were on our route.

    20 people or so. It wad great to see many families faces.

    Weather wad cold but kind. 

    7 of us has a later lunch back in Leytonstone at the Bella vita. Much chat about future and past rides and looking forward to the year ahead.

    Next ride First sunday in February.'Greenwich Palaces.' With a stop at the yacht club for lunch I hope.


Greenwich Palaces

  • Sunday, 1st February 2015 at 10am - 3pm
    Location: Carlton House. Aylmer Road E11 3AD

    Queens house,  Charlton House, Old Royal Naval College, Royal Observatory and Morden college,…

    • 5 people attended

Political waters in Islingston and Hackney

  • Sunday, 4th January 2015 at 10am - 3pm
    Location: Carlton House. Aylmer Road E11 3AD

    The ride encompasses cycling politics and the regents cannal

    Places include Union…

    • 3 people attended

Olympic park the culture trail

  • Sunday, 7th December 2014 at 10am - 2pm
    Location: Carlton House. Aylmer Road E11 3AD

    Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park was the first Olympic Park to integrate artworks 

    into the…

    • 5 people attended

Late Notice of a quiz night

  • Friday, 7th November 2014 at 7pm - 10:30pm
    Location: Ex Servicemens club Harvey Road E11
    Quiz Night Friends of Wanstead Park

    Friday, 7th November…

    • 3 people attended

BARA Woolwich Ride - 1 November 2014

Posted by a GroupSpaces user, Tuesday, 4th November 2014 @ 2:30pm

  • Led by Dwight, 10 adults and 4 children followed the Thames Estuary route from Tom Bogdanowicz's book "The London Cycling Guide". The ride began in Leytonstone and went, in the rain, to Canning Town from where, using the Jubilee and DLR, the group travelled to Woolwich. From Woolwich the group then cycled along the Thames Path east for some miles before turning directly inland to the ruins of Lesnes Abbey. Then after a visit to a café by Abbey Wood station continued east until reaching the Thames Path once more after which the route headed back to Woolwich along the Path on the south bank of the Thames. From there some of the group, including the children, took the DLR back to Stratford and hence home while others took the Woolwich ferry and cycled.

    A really enjoyable ride despite intermittent rain and a repeating puncture with some lovely views of the Thames, the Waterbirds, the Dartford bridge and the Crossness Pumping station. For us "Northerners" it was interesting to ride the Ridgeway, the south London equivalent of the Greenway and to see Joseph Bazalgette's Crossness pumping station that mirrors that at Three Mills.

Ride Report

Posted by David, Monday, 3rd November 2014 @ 4:09pm

  • Springfield Park
    02/03/14 17 miles

    Link to all the photos - March 2014

    Great Ride and good Team effort. 15 plus
    Andrew the star made a great effort and despite the challenge of a bike thats a little on the small size and aflat tyre made the distance.
    We made springfeild park via hackney marshes and the big climb from the lea navigation up to the top cafe with veiws over north east london.
    The change of ethinicity going into hackney Stoke Newington was marked and we found the roads with lots of no entries except for cycles most welcome that made navigation very easy. (google on the phone). We made the manor park climbing centre in good time (its less than 2 miles from Springfield park). It was so popular we decided to leave it to climbers and come back another day as there was a lovely tranquil 'new river' reservoir lake with and activity centre down the same road. We stopped for a welcome lunch break then back via the new river path (unfortunately having to get onto via a back road (thank you John) due to the unbeleivably impossible gate at the centres entrance....
    We came back directly in less than an hour (3hrs going!) and yes slightly early at a respectable 2.30.
    (note; everyone turned down the easy option of return using the Overground from the nearby South Tottenham 3 stops to High Road Leytonstone.. must have enjoyed the ride!)
    We acheived the aim of seeing if we would go to the climbing centre agin under our own steam athe answer was aresounding yes. Thanks to all especialy the 6 youngsters who seemed to enjoy each others company no end.
    See you next month.

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The Wrap party. Social event Dwight and Lewis entertain

  • Saturday, 22nd November 2014 at 5:30pm - 8pm
    Location: wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club. Overton Drive

    Following Lewis 11 and Dwight with guests... 49 day cycle ride.Exeter to Edinburgh. 


    • 3 people attended

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