A series of evening cycle rides kicked off last week with 4 more on the calendar over the summer months.
Rides take place on Monday evenings every 3 or 4 weeks from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
Routes are generally traffic free along bridleways and paths. They are approximately 10 to 15km (6 to 10 miles) and routes differ in intensity and terrain. Currently there’s no break at a café, so bring a drink and a snack.
Where and when
The rides take place on Monday evenings:
- Monday 14 June – Clayton Hill, Nazeing – 5.30pm to 7.30pm – medium
- Monday 5 July – Fishers Green, Waltham Abbey – 5.30pm to 7.30pm – medium
- Monday 26 July – Gunpowder Park, Waltham Abbey – 5.30pm to 7.30pm – easy
- Monday 23 August – Clayton Hill, Nazeing – 5.30pm to 7.30pm – medium
Participants don’t even need to own a bike as they can be hired, along with a cycling helmet to take part in the rides.
Sessions are £5 or session, bike hire and helmet £10.
Easy and medium routes
- Easy routes are flat and on walking or cycling paths where participants can keep a constant steady pace
- Medium routes have varying gradients and may be on bridle way or solid earth paths, but there will still be large sections of flat path
Book your place
Bookings can be made up to 12 noon on the day of the ride:
- Book a Monday evening ride online
- Call 01992 564226 (phone lines open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday)
Cycling can be enjoyed by everyone
A council spokesman said:
Cycling is a very low impact activity so it can be enjoyed by absolutely everyone.
If you’re new to cycling, or want to come along and make new friends as well as getting active and building your confidence in riding a bike, then please join us.
Cycling 4 Health is a joint initiative between Epping Forest District Council Community, Culture and Wellbeing team and Lee Valley Regional Park Authority Active Community Funding.
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