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

A FLAT RIDE IN KENT
Saturday, 23 August 2014, 09:00 @ Meet at Bromley South Stn

We will catch the 09:23 to Paddock wood via Orpington and Tonbridge arriving at 10:11.

This is a ride of just under 60 miles through pretty hamlets and villages using for the most part country lanes.

This will be an easy paced ride and as always no one will be left behind; it is classed as hard because of the milage.

Two stops are planned the first at Biddenden Vineyards for light refreshments and a chance to top up your wine cellar.

The main lunch stop will be the Chequers Inn at Smarden about half hours ride from the vineyards, a pub with a smashing beer garden overlooking a lake full of fish and bird life.

Remember to bring water and a spare inner-tube or two.

Ride Leader: Bob - 07967049646

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

POSTPONED TO 21ST SEPTEMBER

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

Downham Family Ride
Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:00 @ Leisure centre, Moorside Rd

Lewisham Cyclists have been organising Family Rides throughout the holidays every Thursday morning at 10am. Meet outside the leisure centre in Moorside Rd, Downham; all ages are welcome. The ride is short, 8 to 10 miles and follow traffic free paths, a few quiet roads to a local park for tea or ice cream, then back. Previous rides have visited Beckenham Place Park, but the route may vary along the Waterlink Way for the last one today.

The British Family Fayre Ride
Saturday, 30 August 2014, 09:30 @ 320-322 High Street, Orpington BR6 0NG

We will lead a ride to this event in Westerham.

We meet at the Primo Caffe and then set off for the event:

9.30am - Pre ride drinks at Primo Cafe

10.00am - Ride departs for the British Fayre

Dress - British

Bikes - British

Attitude - Stiff upper lip (especially on the way home)

The British Family Fayre is a fun and educational day out for all the family. Featuring some of Britain’s best known brands, fantastic food and a main stage filled to the brim with music, dance and comedy.

The ethos of the event is to support British manufacturing and farming and spread the message that the UK still makes some some great stuff.

Return ride

3.00pm - Pre ride Afternoon Tea

4.00pm - Depart for Orpington

Ride Leader: Spencer Harradine

Register here

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

The Heron Trail - postponed from August
Sunday, 21 September 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 

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

London to Brighton with the Vintage Cars
Sunday, 02 November 2014, 08:00 @ Bromley South Station Forecourt

We will meet at Bromley South Station and cycle  to Croydon to meet the Vintage Cars as they drive through the area on the A23 and this is where we will team up with other cycling groups for the ride down to Madeira Drive, Brighton with these beautiful old cars. Please do not be late, this will be a long day and we do not wish to delay the start.

Last year the Scouts or a similar organisation had set up a bacon sarnie and tea stall (with toilets) about 20 miles into the ride, this is a regular feature so we will have a mid morning refuel stop here. There will be a stop for lunch either at Crawley or nearby. Please bring a picnic if you wish. At the Brighton end of the ride there is a route that we used last year which avoided Ditchling Beacon and I will use this route again.

This is a longish ride (c.60 miles) but the pace will be steady, there will also be opportunities for those who wish to cycle faster to team up with other quicker cyclists and then we can all regroup for a coffee or something a little strong on Brighton Pier. How much fun is that on a Sunday in November?

The return journey is by train, although some real hardcore cyclists just turn their bikes around and cycle straight back again, there are regular services back to East Croydon and Central London.

You will require lights for your bike, please also bring spare inner tubes to fit your tyre size, snacks and drinks

Leader - John Wood

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 information

Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle
Saturday, 01 August 2015,

Visit the FreeCycle website to see all the cycling fun to be had on this Weekend of Cycling in London.

Bromley Cyclists will be leading a feeder ride to Central London from Bromley and a return ride after the event.

You will need to resister for the ride. We will publish the link to registration page when it becomes available

We look forward to seeing you on the ride.

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