Monthly Archives: October 2016

Havering Cyclists Sunday Club rides in Hornchurch Country Park start 6th November for 4 weeks . Register at or just turn up.

Havering Cyclists Sunday Club

Starts Sunday 6 November at 11:00 for 4 weeks

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park

Calling all cyclists, all ages and all abilities!

Do you fancy joining a regular group ride which is only off-road or along cycle paths?

The rides are aimed at those of us who want to practice our cycling, so the rides are lot too long (6-10 miles), are in a safe and traffic free environment, led by trained ride leaders, and are for all ages and for families.

Why not come and join us on Sunday 6 November at 11:00? We will be meeting at the Ingrebourne Valley Visitor centre in Hornchurch Country Park and the rides will take place around the park, and possibly to Upminster, Rainham Hall, RSPB Rainham and return.

Bikes will be checked prior to each ride if needed, and we have a lot of free SkyRide Hi-Viz tops to give out to riders.

We are running these for the 4 weekends in November and if there is support we will continue them indefinitely. If you’d like to help lead the rides let us know.

Children under 16 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Cycle helmets, although not mandatory are advised to be worn.

The routes are suitable for most types of bikes, although if a special needs bike, tandem or tricycle is to be used, be aware that parts of the routes will not be suitable for them. All we ask is that bikes are:

  • in good working order
  • have fully inflated tyres
  • have 2 brakes that work or be fitted with a front brake if a fixed wheel bike
  • be an appropriate size for the rider to participate safely

Register at or just turn up.


Minutes and notes from AGM and October meeting


Dear Fellow Cyclists,

Please see attached the notes, above, of our AGM and also notes below from our campaign meeting both from the 10th October.


Detailed plans were set to start a club to provide family rides on a Sunday morning from the Vistor Centre in Hornchurch Country Park. Jeff has approval of the Essex Wildlife Trust. Terry has obtained the advertising banner to attach to the fence next to the Visitor centre and Ray is preparing to publicise through our internet channels. The first ride will take place on Sunday 6th November.


The Safer Transport team have invited us to support an event where cyclists will be asked to sit in the cab of an HGV to gain an appreciation of the limited visibility. The event is planned for Thursday 27/10 in Romford Market. We will support it by bringing the cargo bike and distributing leaflets.


Our next meeting s planned for Monday 14th November at JJ Moons PH in High Street Hornchurch. Just look out for the table where people, (or at least one person), are wearing red LCC or Sustrans tee shirts.

As always, see the web site at for the latest news.