Welcome to Bromley Cyclists

Bromley Cyclists is a local group of the London Cycling Campaign, and is the voice of cyclists in the London Borough of Bromley.

As well as our regular Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday rides, details of our other forthcoming rides and events are shown below.

Please download this chart to see if a ride is suited to your ability Ride Classification Chart

To register for rides please click here

Rides, Reports and Events

Ashford, Appledore & Ivychurch
Sunday, 27 July 2014, 09:00 @ Bromley South Station Forecourt

A few weeks ago one of our members, Linda, took part in a fantastic bike ride called the Great Kent Ride. Linda had a lovely day and would like to share this ride with us, so we have worked out the route and would like to do a re-run so that others can enjoy it too.

The ride is a circular starting and finishing at Ashford International Station and passes through some lovely rural villages on the way.

Linda did a 60 mile version of the ride, however, because I do not know the route this will be an explorer ride and so I am doing a shorter version - about 35 miles. Lunch will be at a pub probably the Bell Inn at Ivychurch, which looks rather pleasant.

The terrain in this part of the world is mainly flat so the only thing we need concern ourselves with is the weather (and as we all know there is no such thing as the wrong sort of weather, just the wrong sort of clothes!)

OK so here's what we will do:

Bromley South Railway Station at 09:00 to buy tickets for the 09:23 direct service to Ashford Intl.

Arrive Ashford at 10:23.

Ride will commence at 10:30.

Approx pedalling time 3-3½ hrs, 1 hr lunch, approx ½ hr for other stops = about 5 - 5½ hrs then the train back to Bromley South.

Tickets are £22.20 but if we use GroupSave we might get the numbers down to around £12 per person. A day out cycling for around £20 including lunch doesn't sound too shabby to me.

Ride Leader John: rides@bromleycyclists.org

Route is here

Wednesday Weekly Wander
Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 19:30 @ Bromley South Station Forecourt

Join us tonight for around a 10 mile ride before meeting at a local Pub for a drink and a chat. The weekly venues are updated regularly and displayed on the right of this screen. To Register for this ride please complete the Registration form If you would like further information, please don't hesitate to email us at rides@bromleycyclists.org

Folkstone to Dungeness
Saturday, 02 August 2014,

Ride leader Steve Watkin. Meet Bromley South station 0800 for a return train to Folkestone. Cost if we buy Group Save in multiples of 4 is about £12.50, otherwise it's £25 return. We will be arriving at Folkstone at 0950 for a 1000 start. Ride leader will/may meet you at Folkstone so please don't wait if Steve is not at the station !! The ride will take us along the way of the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch railway route to Dungeness. With a bit of luck the lighthouse will be open, well worth a visit! Dungeness is a place of contrasts with lots of small “shack” type homes and a nuclear power station in the background, it’s really unique. It’s also got more shingle than any other place I’ve ever been to ! The return ride will take us inland a little more to see the varying terrain of the Romney flats. Generally not too many hills but often some wind to make up for the lack of undulations. Definitely an all day ride at around 60 miles. But as usual no-one will be left behind and of course we will be on the look out for Coffee / tea and cakes on route. Pub lunch or bring your own.

To Register for this ride please complete the Registration form 
If you would like further information, please don't hesitate to contact the ride leader or email us at rides@bromleycyclists.org

First Sunday of the Month Ride
Sunday, 03 August 2014, 10:00 @ Norman Park, Hook Farm Entrance

In 2013 we organised a number of Sunday rides which were very popular and we are continuing these rides this summer.

They will be on the First Sunday of the month which will mean they do not clash with bank holidays and other obviously important dates and events.

As per last year we shall meet at the Hook Farm Entrance to Norman Park at 10 am. and go for a bike ride.

There are three ride levels which we think cater for a range of abilities and will prove popular again.

Gentle Our easiest ride, slow paced and traffic-free, suitable for all ages. Perhaps you’ve not ridden a bike for a while and you’re looking for the easiest way to get back in the saddle? Ride Easy is about building confidence for all abilities and ages in a relaxed, traffic-free, gentle environment.

Easy A leisurely ride to relax and let yourself go. If you're happy enough riding a bike but feel a bit rusty, or if you just fancy the chance to ride in a relaxed way with friends and family, then Ride Steady is for you. You'll ride in parks and minor suburban roads with the chance to stop and socialise.

Strong A great ride on roads, through parks, on tracks and with some hills, a more challenging ride, you’ll need to be happy to push yourself a little bit but always at a pace you'll be comfortable with.

There is sometimes a Dr Bike to make sure your bike is up to the challenge....... But are you?

To Register for this ride please complete the Registration form 
If you would like further information, please don't hesitate to contact the ride leader or email us at rides@bromleycyclists.org

Wednesday Weekly Wander
Wednesday, 06 August 2014, 19:30 @ Bromley South Station Forecourt

Join us tonight for around a 10 mile ride before meeting at a local Pub for a drink and a chat. The weekly venues are updated regularly and displayed on the right of this screen. To Register for this ride please complete the Registration form If you would like further information, please don't hesitate to email us at rides@bromleycyclists.org

RideLondon Freecycle & Grand Prix, the London100 & the London/Surrey Classic
Saturday, 09 August 2014, @ Bromley to London for the Freecycle on Saturday

This is it the biggun A weekend of cycling in London.

Wednesday Weekly Wander
Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 19:30 @ Bromley South Station Forecourt

Join us tonight for around a 10 mile ride before meeting at a local Pub for a drink and a chat. The weekly venues are updated regularly and displayed on the right of this screen. To Register for this ride please complete the Registration form If you would like further information, please don't hesitate to email us at rides@bromleycyclists.org

More Cheese
Saturday, 16 August 2014, @ See Below

Meeting Points – Bromley South Station at 08:30 for the 08:53 direct service to Otford , ETA 09:12 Today's ride will take us to through country lanes to the Winterdale Shaw cheese factory and then to the lunch stop in Stansted, via quiet country lanes for the most part. There are some hilly bits, but the pace will be moderate and the scenery will make the effort worthwhile. The ride will end in Eynsford – where we will get the train back home. Overall distance will be in the region of 40 miles... and I would think that we will be back in Eynsford by 16:30 at the latest .

You can also join us at Otford Station - on the South bound platform.

Your return ticket to Otford will enable you to travel home from Eynsford.

The reason for the fairly early start is that I want us to get to Winterdale Shaw Cheese Farm, by midday and don't want to hurry. Lunch will be 3 miles afterwards at the Black Horse in Stansted village - should be there by 12:30 approx

Ride Leader – Andrew Fergar : 07717 693701 Email me at kayacan@aol.com for the GPX route if required.

http://www.winterdale.co.uk/

Wednesday Weekly Wander
Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 19:30 @ Bromley South Station Forecourt

Join us tonight for around a 10 mile ride before meeting at a local Pub for a drink and a chat. The weekly venues are updated regularly and displayed on the right of this screen. To Register for this ride please complete the Registration form If you would like further information, please don't hesitate to email us at rides@bromleycyclists.org

The Heron Trail
Sunday, 24 August 2014, 08:30 @ Orpington Station, Station Approach Side

From Orpington Station we will head out on country lanes to Gravesend, via New Barn Park, Swanley Village and Betsham. Here we will take a quick look at the Sikh Temple at Gravesend, before stopping for our morning coffee and cake at the Promenade Cafe on the river at Gravesend. Then it's a few miles of traffic free paths while we head out to Lower Higham to commence the 20 mile circular Heron Trail, so called because we pass by the RSPB site where there are currently 150 pairs of breeding herons. The ride will take us to Cliffe, Cooling Castle (the home of Jools Holland) and then out to the Hoo peninsular, before turning back to Gravesend. From here we will head back to Orpington, time permitting may stop at The Lamb, Swanley Village for some liquid refreshment. This will be an all day ride.  Not a fast ride but reasonably hilly. Ride Leader:  Eve/John   Registration form  Total distance around 55 miles.

Wednesday Weekly Wander
Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 19:30 @ Bromley South Station Forecourt

Join us tonight for around a 10 mile ride before meeting at a local Pub for a drink and a chat. The weekly venues are updated regularly and displayed on the right of this screen. To Register for this ride please complete the Registration form If you would like further information, please don't hesitate to email us at rides@bromleycyclists.org

Wednesday Weekly Wander
Wednesday, 03 September 2014, 19:30 @ Bromley South Station Forecourt

Join us tonight for around a 10 mile ride before meeting at a local Pub for a drink and a chat. The weekly venues are updated regularly and displayed on the right of this screen. To Register for this ride please complete the Registration form If you would like further information, please don't hesitate to email us at rides@bromleycyclists.org

First Sunday of the Month Ride
Sunday, 07 September 2014, 10:00 @ Norman Park, Hook Farm Entrance

In 2013 we organised a number of Sunday rides which were very popular and we are continuing these rides this summer.

They will be on the First Sunday of the month which will mean they do not clash with bank holidays and other obviously important dates and events.

As per last year we shall meet at the Hook Farm Entrance to Norman Park at 10 am. and go for a bike ride.

There are three ride levels which we think cater for a range of abilities and will prove popular again.

Gentle Our easiest ride, slow paced and traffic-free, suitable for all ages. Perhaps you’ve not ridden a bike for a while and you’re looking for the easiest way to get back in the saddle? Ride Easy is about building confidence for all abilities and ages in a relaxed, traffic-free, gentle environment.

Easy A leisurely ride to relax and let yourself go. If you're happy enough riding a bike but feel a bit rusty, or if you just fancy the chance to ride in a relaxed way with friends and family, then Ride Steady is for you. You'll ride in parks and minor suburban roads with the chance to stop and socialise.

Strong A great ride on roads, through parks, on tracks and with some hills, a more challenging ride, you’ll need to be happy to push yourself a little bit but always at a pace you'll be comfortable with.

There is sometimes a Dr Bike to make sure your bike is up to the challenge....... But are you?

To Register for this ride please complete the Registration form 
If you would like further information, please don't hesitate to contact the ride leader or email us at rides@bromleycyclists.org

Wednesday Weekly Wander
Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 19:30 @ Bromley South Station Forecourt

Join us tonight for around a 10 mile ride before meeting at a local Pub for a drink and a chat. The weekly venues are updated regularly and displayed on the right of this screen. To Register for this ride please complete the Registration form If you would like further information, please don't hesitate to email us at rides@bromleycyclists.org

Wednesday Weekly Wander
Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 19:30 @ Bromley South Station Forecourt

Join us tonight for around a 10 mile ride before meeting at a local Pub for a drink and a chat. The weekly venues are updated regularly and displayed on the right of this screen. To Register for this ride please complete the Registration form If you would like further information, please don't hesitate to email us at rides@bromleycyclists.org

PARK CYCLE
Saturday, 20 September 2014, 10:00 @ Norman Park, Bromley (Hayes Lane Entrance)

PARK CYCLE

Norman Park

Saturday, 20th September 2014

Don’t miss this opportunity to get yourself & your bike cycling fit!

There will be a Dr bike & security marking From 8.30 am

 Level 1 bikeability cycling*

At 10 am

and then a leisurely ride around the park all are welcome to participate in this fun, ‘taster session’,

Followed by a leisurely ride around the park

 *Don’t own a bike?  Don’t worry! Bicycles will be available to use on the day for those who don’t own one.

For more information Contact road safety’s cycling team On 020 8313 4546 or road.safety@bromley.gov.uk

Wednesday Weekly Wander
Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 19:30 @ Bromley South Station Forecourt

Join us tonight for around a 10 mile ride before meeting at a local Pub for a drink and a chat. The weekly venues are updated regularly and displayed on the right of this screen. To Register for this ride please complete the Registration form If you would like further information, please don't hesitate to email us at rides@bromleycyclists.org

Wednesday Weekly Wander
Wednesday, 01 October 2014, 19:30 @ Bromley South Station Forecourt

Join us tonight for around a 10 mile ride before meeting at a local Pub for a drink and a chat. The weekly venues are updated regularly and displayed on the right of this screen. To Register for this ride please complete the Registration form If you would like further information, please don't hesitate to email us at rides@bromleycyclists.org

First Sunday of the Month Ride
Sunday, 05 October 2014, 10:00 @ Norman Park, Hook Farm Entrance

In 2013 we organised a number of Sunday rides which were very popular and we are continuing these rides this summer.

They will be on the First Sunday of the month which will mean they do not clash with bank holidays and other obviously important dates and events.

As per last year we shall meet at the Hook Farm Entrance to Norman Park at 10 am. and go for a bike ride.

There are three ride levels which we think cater for a range of abilities and will prove popular again.

Gentle Our easiest ride, slow paced and traffic-free, suitable for all ages. Perhaps you’ve not ridden a bike for a while and you’re looking for the easiest way to get back in the saddle? Ride Easy is about building confidence for all abilities and ages in a relaxed, traffic-free, gentle environment.

Easy A leisurely ride to relax and let yourself go. If you're happy enough riding a bike but feel a bit rusty, or if you just fancy the chance to ride in a relaxed way with friends and family, then Ride Steady is for you. You'll ride in parks and minor suburban roads with the chance to stop and socialise.

Strong A great ride on roads, through parks, on tracks and with some hills, a more challenging ride, you’ll need to be happy to push yourself a little bit but always at a pace you'll be comfortable with.

There is sometimes a Dr Bike to make sure your bike is up to the challenge....... But are you?

To Register for this ride please complete the Registration form 
If you would like further information, please don't hesitate to contact the ride leader or email us at rides@bromleycyclists.org

Wednesday Weekly Wander
Wednesday, 08 October 2014, 19:30 @ Bromley South Station Forecourt

Join us tonight for around a 10 mile ride before meeting at a local Pub for a drink and a chat. The weekly venues are updated regularly and displayed on the right of this screen. To Register for this ride please complete the Registration form If you would like further information, please don't hesitate to email us at rides@bromleycyclists.org

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