Forest Gayte Pride Ride

On Saturday we were delighted to lead our first ever Pride Ride as part of the events of Forest Gayte Pride! Less than 10 miles of easy riding, but we managed to take in 4 historic LGBT venues in Stratford & Maryland as well as the only one still existing in the borough as we passed through the Olympic Park.

Numbers were a bit lower than hoped, as less than half of those who had booked actually turned up, but everyone who joined us – most of whom hadn’t ridden with us before -had a great time and the sun shone upon us!

Most riders really embraced the spirit – wearing rainbow colours (beautifully demonstrated by Steve and Anita!) and flags decorated our rider leader and all our marshals’ bikes.

Most of our route was on quiet roads – other than a small section on Romford Road and Woodgrange Road, where we were reminded of the lack of good infrastructure for cycling! However, we really enjoyed the majority of the ride which took us through LTNs and were a delight!

Fix Your Ride

Last session of the year. Shorter session so our volunteers don’t freeze!

Low Traffic Neighbourhoods land in Newham!

The announcement for the joint Low Traffic Neighbourhood with Waltham Forest was made yesterday. Full details are online:

https://www.newham.gov.uk/transport-streets/low-traffic-neighbourhood

https://newhamwalthamforestltn.commonplace.is/

Forest Gate Visual by Rachel Tripp
Maryland visual by Rachel Tripp

Clapton CFC Ride

Ride from the traditional and spiritual home of Clapton CFC (Spotted Dog) in Forest Gate to their temporary home (Stray Dog) in Walthamstow, to promote healthy and environmentally sustainable match-day travel, and maintain links with Forest Gate and Newham. All welcome.

Match against London Samurai.  Entry to the match is by £3 suggested donation.  You can also purchase an excellent programme for £2.

Sign up on the Eventbrite page – http://bit.ly/CCFCRide

Optional return ride at 5.30pm