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 to the right.

News Stories are listed below:

B2B Training Ride – Family Group

High winds and rain made sure that the numbers were well down today, let’s hope it isn’t raining on May 3rd.  We set off half an hour after the faster groups and our numbers were 8 our youngest being just … Continue reading

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B2B Training 4 – 10 mph Ride

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Sun 29 Mar 2015 With the clocks changing to summer time, coupled with the fact that I cleaned my bike yesterday (an extremely rare occurrence) I had little doubt that we were in for some rotten weather. I was not … Continue reading

B2B Training 4 – 12 mph Report

HOGTROUGH 1 CYCLISTS 4 Clearly the weather had a bearing on today’s attendance with only three 12mph group cyclists turning up today to take on Hogtrough and Christmas Tree Farm Hill climbs. So the usual problem of how to split … Continue reading

Elmfield Road, Bromley

Sat 28 Mar 2015 From Friday 27 March 2015 it is legal for cyclists to use the ‘bus only’ section of Elmfield Road either out onto the A21 (Kentish Way) or from the A21 into Bromley. This is the little … Continue reading

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Tour de Penge Planning Meeting

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Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 The second meeting of the Tour de Penge Committee was hosted by Suzie Burns. Suzie reported on the progress of the arrangements. The ride will be the opening event of the Penge Festival on Sunday 7 … Continue reading

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WWW to The Ivy House

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There were 12 of us as we set off from Bromley South, amidst the chaos that abound outside the station.  The ambulance parked outside the station pretty much made sure the traffic ground to a halt towards the A21, while … Continue reading

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Hell of Hogtrough

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Sunday 22 Mar 2015 Today’s ride was mainly a route check for next Sunday. Four of us met at Norman Park and as we prepared to leave we discovered why I had so few riders today (apart from the fact … Continue reading

Cycle Bromley Forum

19 Mar 2015 – Bromley College (Orpington Campus) The second meeting of the Forum. In attendances were representatives from: London Borough of Bromley, Bromley Cyclists, Beckenham Rugby Cyclists, Cycle ReCycle, Lollipop Events, Orpington BID, Panagua Bikes, Radcliffe, the Metropolitan Police and … Continue reading

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WWW – The Cricketers

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18 March 2015 A very well attended weekly wander resulted in a dozen of us whiling away a very pleasant couple of hours in the Cricketers in Orpington. The wander was delayed departing from Bromley awaiting the arrival of riders … Continue reading

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Eynsford Loop Report

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Today’s ride started life as the Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve Ride. However it was changed, when we realised that it clashed with mothers day, to a shorter loop ride to Eynsford. I have to comment that quite what impact this had … Continue reading

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Bigfoot’s Adam Shepherd – Volunteer of the Year

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Saturday 14/3/2015 At the South Eastern Region Conference held at the Hilton Dartford Bridge Hotel today, Bigfoot Cycling Club’s popular and dedicated member was named as Go-Ride Volunteer of the Year. The award presentation took place in the presence of Go-Ride Cycling members … Continue reading

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Cycle Training

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Bromley Council have just released details of their summer adult cycle training programme for the borough. This includes the delivery of each level of Bikeability each week of the month at the three main sites across the borough; Norman Park, Cator … Continue reading

Cycling Strategy

On 17 March 2015 the proposed Cycling Strategy for the borough will be considered by the Environment Policy Development and Scrutiny Committee. I have listed the committee members: Members Ward Cllr Kevin Brooks Penge & Cator Cllr Lydia Buttinger Chelsfield & … Continue reading

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WWW – Bridge House, Penge

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A slight drizzle in the air as I arrived at Bromley South. It didn’t look as though we would have many riders tonight, but they gradually turned up and we were 9 in all when our leader John set off, … Continue reading

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Pub of the Month – Feb 2015

The Bromley Cyclists Monthly Meeting convened yesterday to consider inter alia the Bromley Cyclists Pub of the Month for February 2015. The Wednesday Wander on 11 February visited the Wheatsheaf in West Wickham where we we were well received as … Continue reading

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B2B Training 3 – 10 mph ride

As the throng gathered on the pavement outside Panagua Bikes one could hardly believe the weather. A clear blue sky providing a fabulous backdrop for a warm spring sun. There was hardly a cloud to be seen. There was warmth … Continue reading

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B2B Training 3 – 12 mph

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A glorious morning certainly dragged out the riders today with an outstanding 29 people in the 12 mph group. Joe and I agreed to split them 50/50 again and do a better job of the split than we did last … Continue reading

WWW – The Oak

There were nine of us tonight as we left Bromley South Station on a not too cold evening, people are beginning to come out of hibernation now that Spring is approaching and it was nice to see some of the … Continue reading

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Boris Bikes – Renamed

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Santander Cycles Seven-year partnership will see the scheme transformed with new services including a world-first Santander Cycles App The Mayor of London, Transport for London (TfL) and Santander today announced a seven-year partnership to grow and develop London’s Cycle Hire … Continue reading

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WWW – The Queen’s Head

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25 February 2015 Eve was our ride leader for last night’s wander. Six of us attended and soon after 7.30 we set off through the back doubles to Chatterton Road and then acroos Magpie Hall Lane to Princess Plain. Following … Continue reading

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Trinity Buoy Wharf

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Trinity Buoy Wharf Ride Report Saturday 21/2/2015 6 riders (Including Linda who joined at Deptford) One of the great things about this ride is that you are rarely out of sight of water. As five of us set off down the … Continue reading

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B2B Training Ride 2 – Report 2

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A report from Steve Bunn leading the 12 mph group. An eventful ride which reminds us that we have to keep up our concentration on the roads… Read on! We had 19 people turn up for the 2nd of the Brighton … Continue reading

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B2B Training Ride 2

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Sunday 22 February 2015 Do you ever find yourself wondering about how the bike came to be invented? What was it that prompted a man (or woman) to experiment with a two wheeled vehicle as opposed to 3 or 4 … Continue reading

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New Style Lorries

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Last weekend at the Bike Show at the Excel I sat in one of the new design lorries with Sergeant Simon Castle from the Met Police Transport Command. Simon said these new lorries are now approved for production. The new … Continue reading

Infrastructure Bill

A long campaigned for walking and cycling amendment has been added to the Infrastructure Bill, which is currently under consideration in the House of Lords. The amendment is unlikely to be overruled when the bill returns to the Commons and … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Loop Report

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14 February 2015 If I wasn’t declared an honorary woman the first time this occurred I am in little doubt that the title is now fully earned I am officially called Joanna. I had two male riders register for my … Continue reading

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WWW – The Wheatsheaf

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The Wednesday weekly wander this week took us to the Wheatsheaf in West Wickham (is this a competition to find out how many words beginning with W can be fitted into a single sentence). We headed North through Shortlands and … Continue reading

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Annual General Meeting

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On Monday 9 Feb at the AGM of the Borough Group Spencer Harradine was re-electyed as Borough Coordinator and Eve Evans as the Group Secretary. Paul hardy retired as Group Treasurer. Spencer asked that a record of thanks be recorded … Continue reading

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Bike Hangar

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10/2/2015 Bike Locker installed in Anerley by Bromley Council Bromley is celebrating the installation of its first cycle hangar in Tudor Road, Anerley.  Cycle Hangars are secure on-street communal cycle lockers in which local residents can rent a space to … Continue reading

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B2B – Training Ride 1

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Sunday 8 February 2015 We gathered on a bright cold Sunday morning for the first of the much anticipated Bigfoot 2 Brighton 2015 Training Rides. There were dozens of us; all over the pavements (both sides of the road) in … Continue reading

Brockley Way – Resurfacing

View Larger Map I’m sure Bromley based cyclists who are regular commuters into Central London along Route 22 will be delighted to learn that after long and loud requests from the local cycling groups, Brockley Way is being resurfaced. This has … Continue reading

TfL Approves the Two Cycle Super Highways

An ambitious plan to create two new cycle superhighways across London has been approved by the TfL board this morning (4/2/2015). In 2012, the Mayor promised LCC supporters that he would deliver new cycle superhighways to best continental standards following … Continue reading

The Big Cycling Debate

We have learned that the UK Cycling Alliance, an umbrella organisation for cycling campaigners, is organising a debate – the Big Cycling Debate – in the run up to the forthcoming general election. The debate is the first chance to … Continue reading

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Cycle Bromley Forum

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The first Cycle Bromley Forum was held at Bromley Civic Centre on Thursday 29 January. A number of key stakeholders were in attendance. Bromley Cyclists were represented by Group Coordinator: Spencer Harradine. Stakeholders included representatives from: The London Borough of … Continue reading

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Cheese Again

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Weatherwise this was a ride of two halves. It was almost tropical at the start; riders were desperately shedding layers to stay cool, but after lunch the clouds had cleared, the temperature dropped and we were all wrapping up to … Continue reading

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View Tube Loop

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Hmmm! One would be easily forgiven for thinking this was a Breeze Ride. Seven Riders – six were women, and by the end of the ride John – ride navigator – had been renamed Joanna and made an honorary woman! … Continue reading

Sevenoaks Scenic Report

Eighteen riders started this rather hilly excursion and most, to their credit, finished. The weather was dry and cool, so ideal winter riding conditions really. As advertised it was rather a hilly ride but the pace was steady and riders … Continue reading

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London Christmas Lights

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A bright sunny morning became a bright afternoon and then a clear cold evening. But not really cold in the cold sense of the word. Half a dozen riders met at Bromley South; some had made little effort to pick … Continue reading

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Viking Trail – A Winter Ride

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On my way to the station I met Helena and she asked me how many I was expecting on today’s outing. I said I wouldn’t be surprised if there were 20 although only 8 had registered for the ride on … Continue reading

A Flattish Kent Ride – Report

As 12 riders began arriving at paddock wood station, rain started to fall and dark clouds hovered around in the distance, I made an executive decision and changed the route to the shorter flat ride in Kent; some fifteen miles … Continue reading

Remembrance Day Ride

I guess it is so often the case that the weather dictates weather a ride is simply a good ride or a truly magnificent ride. There can be little doubt today that the weather played a major part in making … Continue reading

The 2014 Veteran Car Run

In spite of the weather 8 of us met at Bromley South and set off to East Croydon. We picked up 2 more riders at the Bethlem hospital, but when there were no more awaiting us at East Croydon. Heading … Continue reading

Ashford Loop

Well, what a good turn out.  Because of engineering works on the line we were forced to get the 8.10 from St. Mary Cray.  They appeared from all directions, some having left home at 6.40 to cycle to the station … Continue reading

Attempted Theft of Bicycle

Cyclists Beware! There has been a rather disturbing report of cyclists being attacked on College Road/Fountain Drive on the road up towards Crystal Palace Parade. A rider was climbing nearer to the top where it turns into Fountain Drive when … Continue reading

A Flat(tish) Kent Ride

Thirteen of us assembled at Paddock Wood Station with darkening clouds slowly making their way towards us and, realising it was not a case of if it would rain but when, we set off on our journey out towards Yalding. … Continue reading

Richmond Park Circular Report

Twenty four of us set off from Ladywell on a warm sunny morning steadily making our way to Peckam Rye park then onto Dulwich Park where young children,dogs and joggers were already out in great numbers making concentration on the … Continue reading

British Family Fayre Ride

I will begin by recording our thanks to two of our members for today’s ride: Spencer, who led us but more especially Richard who inspired it. Richard is a keen member of his (and our) community and devotes a lot … Continue reading

Cycleyes – Raising awareness of those with eyesight disability

‘Guide Dogs‘ is launching a campaign aimed at cyclists, asking us to look out for them.  There will be a press event at a location where cyclists have a poor reputation for not giving way to pedestrians at traffic lights. … Continue reading

A Flat Ride in Kent

A Paddock Wood Circular A jaw dropping 27 riders arrived at Paddock Wood station on a clear sunny but breezy Saturday just after 10am. After a short briefing we set off on our 58 mile circular route but had to stop … Continue reading

More Cheese

Eight of us gathered at Bromley South on a bright still Saturday morning, there were a few high clouds and perhaps the temperature was a degree or so lower that we have enjoyed of late, but it was really a … Continue reading