Monthly Archives: June 2014

Discover London on a bike this summer with – British Cycling’s Tour de France Ride for Rewards!

Lets Ride

To celebrate the Tour de France coming to the capital, this summer, British Cycling
is offering people of all ages and abilities some free goodies for getting out on a bike
and discovering London in July. Take part in two or more free Sky Ride Local guided
rides and participants can grab themselves some cool British Cycling gifts, including
water bottles, neck buffs and the chance to win a VIP cycling experience to the Tour
of Britain this September.

With over 50 London rides to choose from over the course of the initiative, from 28 June – 3
August, you’ll be looked after by friendly British Cycling Ride Leaders and introduced to
some of the best places to cycle in London – all for free! There are a range of different levels
so there’s something for everyone – whether you’re building your confidence or already
comfortable on a bike and looking for a challenge. To find a ride near you, just go to the ride
finder at and type in your local post code or area. If you spot a
ride on a route and a date that suits and there are spaces available, then just book on!

One adult (over 18) can book places for up to four under 16 year olds as long as they are
going to attend with them on the day. If you are 16 or over, you can book on independently
while, if you have a group of more than 10 people and can meet the 1-4 adult to child ratio,
please contact the team for more information and help with booking places. Just
email with ‘group booking’ in the subject line, or ring 0161
274 2000 and ask for the Sky Ride Local team.

Skyride Easygoing “Romford ride through Raphael and Lodge Farm Parks” – Sunday 6th July 10:00 a.m.

Hi all, the next Havering Easygoing Skyride is on 6th July at 10:00 a.m.

It is the “Romford ride through Raphael and Lodge Farm Parks”.

This is a fantastic easygoing ride through two of Haverings’ great parks.  This traffic free route is perfect for anybody wanting to get out on their bike in a safe environment.  At around two and a half miles long you will get the chance to stretch your legs without over doing it on a Sunday!

This is a ride particularly suited for families and beginners, even for bikes with stabilizers.

Please share this with the local schools and families you are involved with. It may be of particular interest for children and families currently undertaking rideability. Of course please come along yourselves.

It starts from the Car Park in Lodge Farm Park on Carlton Road RM2 5AA.

Registration is available at

Sky Ride Local at Thames Chase Visitor centre – Sunday 8 June 14:00

Come and join us on this ride for all abilities, especially families as the park is full of things to do and see during and after the ride. The rides takes us round a flat circular 3 mile route round the forest starting and ending at the visitor centre where riders can take a well earned rest at the end.

Thames Chase Community Forest is home to a variety of trails, ponds, meadows and even an orchard planted with traditional Essex apple and pear varieties. Scattered around the site are fun environmental play areas for children, including an Ants Nest, Hollow Logs and the Trusty Oak, which offers beautiful views across the whole site. The Forest Centre offers lots of features and bags of room to provide more than enough activity the full family. Why not bring a picnic and make a day of it!

The ride starts at the visitor centre Car Park at 14:00 so why not bring all the family.

Please register at