Join us on Saturday 16th September for this leisurely 30-mile cycle ride from Wood Green Common, exploring some of Enfield’s interesting architecture
This is a safely marshalled, leisurely group cycle ride. We will set off at 10am from Barratt Gardens, Station Road, London N22 6UU (next to Wood Green Common), heading north via several places of architectural interest in Enfield – many with cycle-friendly features. We will stop for lunch and refreshments en route, returning between 3 and 4pm to Wood Green Common.
Please book here to reserve your place via the Eventbrite page.
This event is organised by Haringey Cycling Campaign and Enfield Cycling Campaign, together with Better Streets For Enfield and Haringey Living Streets.
This is another in our series of community events – see a previous ride here.
Here are some of the sites we’ll be visiting:
- EN2 6LF Cycle Hub – has eight secure bike racks next to the bike repair stand and pump station, where cyclists can fix their bikes.
- Housing Peter Barber, Sparkbrook Way, EN3 6AG
- Albany park River restoration project EN3 5PA
- Enfield Lock House, 22 Government Row EN3 6JN (Ashton Porter Architects) to be seen from Turpin Close with Tesco nearby
- Housing, MLA, Dujardin Mews, 2017, EN3 4PX
- Beavertown Brewery, EN3 7SP
- Bloqs, N18 3QT
- (Makers Yard) Angel Yard, Jan Kattein N18 2SY
Below is the basic information we think you need to know before joining the cycle ride. If there’s something you’d like to know that isn’t covered here, get in touch (email@example.com).
How easy is the ride?
This is a 30 mile ride at a leisurely pace, which should be suitable for confident regular riders. We will proceed at the pace of the slowest riders, so we encourage families with younger riders to be near the front of the ride.
Accompanied sensible children, with stamina to ride 30 miles are welcome – please stay with them throughout and alert a marshal immediately if you become separated. The cycle ride will take place on roads that may have other traffic, so please keep on the right hand side of your children. Please note it is therefore NOT suitable for very young or unaccompanied children.
What should I wear?
We’re happy for you to wear whatever you want. However we do recommend you bring a waterproof jacket, gloves and any other clothing/sunscreen suitable for the weather on the day. If you want to wear a helmet or a hi-viz jacket that’s fine too but we don’t insist on either.
Is my bike suitable?
This ride is suitable for a range of cycles. If you are in doubt about the suitability or roadworthiness of your cycle, there are a number of cycle shops in Haringey that can assist you. Before coming on the ride, please check your tyres are pumped up and your brakes are working.
What should I bring?
Basic equipment you may wish to consider bringing on the ride:
- a spare inner tube to fit your bike
- a bike pump and tools that fit your bike
- lights if there is a possibility of them being needed
- drinks and snacks
- a lock
What do ride leaders do?
All our rides are led by a ride leader who will try, where possible, to keep groups together and to ride at the pace of the slowest. Ride leaders are experienced Haringey Cycling Campaign and Enfield Cycling Campaign members. They are qualified mechanics, first aiders, and cycling instructors.
Ride leaders are responsible for planning the route and directions during the ride.
Our ride leaders are supported by several marshals who help keep the group together and help the group pass through junctions. You’ll always find a marshal at the back of the group, making sure no one gets left behind.
Individual riders must take responsibility for:
- checking the information given for the ride, so that you can judge that you are capable of completing the ride
- informing the ride leader if they have any medical conditions that are important for the ride leader to know about
- providing the ride leader with their phone number and details of an emergency contact
- the road-worthiness of their bike
- their own personal safety on the road
- complying with the highway code
- carrying enough refreshments
- the safety of any children with them
- listening to, and following, ride leader and marshal instructions.
- informing the ride leader if they wish to leave the ride (so we don’t end up looking for you)
- any loss or damage caused (e.g. scratching the paint on a parked car) *
* If you are an LCC member, your membership includes third party insurance which would cover this. We strongly recommend all cyclists have some sort of third party insurance cover. We’d recommend joining the London Cycling Campaign as the best organisation for leisure and utility riders in London.
Please do not turn up to this event if you are displaying symptoms of Covid-19.