Cycle rides and cycling events, etc

** Event information – especially about regular/recurring events – cannot be guaranteed to be up to date/correct. Please check the time, date and location of events before travelling, and plan your journey.  If you know of any suitable rides/events not listed, or if you know of any corrections to the information given, please let me know.***

Cycle rides and cycling events that  I know of, and that are within reach of Barking, are now listed in the Hubbub Meetup group. (“Hubbub” is named after the London Cycling Campaign‘s (LCC) Newsletter for the NE Greater London LCC branches.)

Other organisers of the Hubbub Meetup group add events they know of in NE London and I’m always interested to hear of events that are suitable for inclusion. If you are the organiser of suitable events, please let me know, and I will consider making you an organiser of the Meetup group so that you can add events directly, to save me adding them all myself!

One doesn’t need to be a member of the Hubbub Meetup group to see the events listed. Many of the events listed require registration with the organizers of the event, and I have indicated this where relevant. RSVPs to the Meetup group itself are not registration (unless stated otherwise) – though the organisers of the Meetup group can see who has RSVP-ed.

I have put links below to groups/organisations hosting rides/events, or lists of rides/events. Rides / events from these sources may not be on the Hubbub Meetup group – please check with the organiser to be certain. If you know of any groups or events lists that can be relevantly included here, please let me know.

It is also worth checking the Barking & Dagenham Cycling Campaign Facebook page for clues about rides/events. If you want to receive occasional e-mails about Stibasa things, including late notice of rides and events, please join our Google group.

20/11/20 – please note that some of these links are old and have not been checked recently. Groups may be inactive becuse of Covid, or may have ceased operations.

Breeze Network: British Cycling arranged rides for women only. Also cycling advice – not sure if that is women specific.

E11 Cycling

Primarily for cyclists in the Leytonstone area, especially Bushwood Area Residents Association. Their all abilities rides are normally monthly throughout the year and take place on the first weekend of the month – more likely to be on a Sunday Start time is around 10am and we tend to finish around 3-4 pm.

North Star Vieux Vélo

A social cycling group based in Leytonstone. “We ride for enjoyment and fitness and our regular Saturday morning rides are around 45-55 miles long – further in the summer.

If you are interested in getting fitter our friendly and informal group rides are ideal. We ride out around the quiet country lanes of Essex and always include a welcome stop for coffee. You will find yourself improving in no time and riding further than you would on your own.

Saturday rides usually leave at 8:30am from the junction where Browning Rd meets Bushwood (E11 3AY)”

Cycle 4 All is an all ability cycling club. Fees are payable and it is suggested that you contact Cycle 4 all before any session to discuss your cycling needs and see if they can be met by the club.

Barking and Dagenham Social Cycling Group. Rides to suit all levels and training to build skills and confidence. Contact Russell Coe / +44 7774 182308. As at 7 April 2017 this is still listed on Hubbub (see above) but I have heard nothing of it in a long time. Please let me know any news of it

Forty Plus Cycling Club: A large club, with several sections, riding frequently/regularly in different areas of Essex and Herts.

Skyride Local. I usually include Skyrides within easy reach of Barking, on Hubbub (see abive)  but you may like to check directly on the Skyride side for anything I have not included (deliberately or by oversight) that interests you.

Creative Wellness runs a women only cycling group (and walking group).

Greening the Fiddlers runs walking and cycling groups (set up in late 2020) open to all (though as at 20/11/2020 weather or Covid restriction have prevented them actually meeting.

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