Parks and Nature Reserves Ride

This ride is a leisurely exploration of parks and nature reserves along the Lea Valley the Lower Roding and the Thames. Covering approximately 25 miles we take in a number of parks, nature reserves and open spaces, including Middlesex Filter Beds, Walthamstow Wetlands, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Beckton Creek Nature Reserve, East India Dock, and Bow Creek Ecology Park.

Bring your binoculars as the ride is especially good for birdspotting!

The route is mostly off road and flat. Whilst approximately 25 miles it is suitable for those who have started or are returning to cycling and wish to regain confidence. There are some sections of towpath. About 25 miles with plenty of opportunity to stop for coffee or light refreshment.

 Numbers are limited to 15 and it can be modified to suit weather conditions. To guarantee a place register on Eventbrite:

Please do not turn up to this event if you are displaying symptoms of Covid-19. The safety of our volunteers and participants is key to us.

We are unable to take unaccompanied minors.

Please note the slightly earlier start.  This is to minimise crowd on sections of the Lea Towpath.

Newham Parks Ride

This ride is being put on by Newham Cyclists which is part of the London Cycling Campaign in conjunction with GoParks London, a campaign to encourage Londoners to explore their parks and engage with community groups involved with parks.

It is a series of connected rides (all easy) starting, at the View Tube, which give an option of distances and time spent approximately 3 miles, 13 miles or 23 miles. Option 1 is the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park suitable for all ages. Option 2 takes in the parks of “urban Newham” and involves riding on some (mostly quiet) roads) and Option 3 also takes in the Parks of the Thames side/Royal Docks and Lea Valley.

Places must be pre-booked on:

Please e-mail by close on 30 April to indicate which ride option you would like to take.

All rides have the facility for stops for information and refreshment.

Those wanting to end after options1 or 2 can return to the View Tube off road via the Newham Greenway.