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

Over The Hills To Meopham
Saturday, 28 February 2015, 09:15 @ Bromley South Station forecourt

Meeting Place – Bromley South Station Forecourt at 09:15

Or – Meet Trevor Hughes at Catford Station ( not Catford Bridge ) at 08:50 for the 09:03 train to Bromley South – ETA 09:14

Trevors mobile : 07775928953

This ride will be mostly on quiet lanes – with some small stretches of A & B roads . We'll be in the country about 18 minutes after departing Bromley South, passing through Downe, Knockholt, Halstead, Eynsford, Stansted, Harvel & Luddesdown – perhaps Cobham too – before reaching journey's end at Meopham Station.

Lunch at the Fox & Hounds in Romney Street – depending on how fast we go ...but there we'll see how we do on the day .

This is a hilly ride – so please consider this before joining the ride. The overall distance will be around 40 miles and the overall ascent will be at least 3500 ft – so some splendid exercise to be had!

I would hope to be at Meopham for the 15:47 back to Bromley South – but no promises !

Those that wish post ride refreshment, please accompany us to the Shortlands Tavern, our (now) traditional watering hole.

Contact Details : Andrew.fergar@cliffordchance.com

Mobile : 07717 693701

Please email should you require the GPX track

NB – please bring lights (just in case)

Ride classification - hard

Wednesday Weekly Wander
Wednesday, 04 March 2015, 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.  Destination Westow House, Crystal Palace. 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

B2B - Training Ride 3
Sunday, 08 March 2015, 10:00 @ Panagua Bikes, Hayes Village

Yes, it's back again!

Bigfoot to Brighton (B2B) - The Bigfoot Cycling Club's annual bike ride to Brighton on Sunday 3 May 2015 open to all who fancy having a go. This is a brilliant day out organised by Adam Shepherd - so put the date in your diary, and make sure you are up to the challenge by joining the training rides.

There are 5 training rides, culminating in the Big Day Out

As usual the training rides will be in groups of varying speeds to suit all riders who fancy giving it a go.

Ride 3 - Sunday 8/3/2015 - 25 & 45 mile options - rides start 10:00 am - start and finish in Hayes.

Registration for this ride is managed by Bigfoot CC and you can find the link to Rider Registration Form on page 4 of the 'More info' document here.

If you are able to assist as a ride leader or marshal either for the training rides or for the main event we would be pleased to here from you; please email rides@bromleycyclists.org and we will forward the details to Adam.

Wednesday Weekly Wander
Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 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. Destination tonight The Bridge House, Penge. 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

B2B - Training Ride 4
Sunday, 29 March 2015, 10:00 @ Panagua Bikes, Hayes Village

Yes, it's back again!

Bigfoot to Brighton (B2B) - The Bigfoot Cycling Club's annual bike ride to Brighton on Sunday 3 May 2015 open to all who fancy having a go. This is a brilliant day out organised by Adam Shepherd - so put the date in your diary, and make sure you are up to the challenge by joining the training rides.

There are 5 training rides, culminating in the Big Day Out

As usual the training rides will be in groups of varying speeds to suit all riders who fancy giving it a go.

Ride 4 - Sunday 29/3/2015 - 30 & 55 mile options - rides start 10:00 am - start and finish in Hayes.

Registration for this ride is managed by Bigfoot CC and you can find the link to Rider Registration Form on page 4 of the 'More info' document here.

If you are able to assist as a ride leader or marshal either for the training rides or for the main event we would be pleased to here from you; please email rides@bromleycyclists.org and we will forward the details to Adam.

Afternoon Tea - Shoreham
Monday, 06 April 2015, 14:00 @ Bromley South Station forecourt

On the Bigfoot 2 Brighton Training Ride 4 last year we visited the delightful Battle of Britain Cafe in Shoreham where we received a lovely welcome; much nicer than we got at the scheduled stop at Toys Hill.

I have cycled through Shoreham quite often but I have never noticed this hidden gem of a cafe nestling on the hillside in the High Street. Possibly because it keeps its own hours and does not open all the time.

Anyway this charming little cafe, has a Battle of Britain Museum attached and I just poked my head around the door and instantly realised that this was a place I had simply had to visit when I had an hour to spare to view the exhibits.

We paid another visit on Remembrance Sunday, which was quite moving.

So on Easter Monday afternoon I am going to cycle back to this wonderful cafe and spend some time there and we can enjoy a nice cup of tea and their super walnut cake; if you would like to come too I would welcome your company.

Its about 23 miles round trip. This is a very nice ride but quite hard. There are some lovely views over the downs, but we all know what we have to do to get the nice views - Yep! Hills.

Back around 6.00 pm.

Ride Leaders John/Eve

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Otford to Folkestone Ride
Saturday, 11 April 2015, 08:55 @ Bromley South Station Forecourt

Meeting Points :

Bromley South Station Forecourt at 08:55 for the 09:14 to Otford

or

Otford Station on the Sevenoaks bound platform at 09:37

NB – The train from Bromley South to Otford passes through Crofton Park at 09:00 and Catford at 09:03 Today's ride builds on the experience gained in the Bromley To Fokestone Ride

The Ride:

In 2013  – we cut out most all the busy roads by starting from leafy Otford – and some of the hills too, as well as shortening our journey to 60 miles or so .

There will be two fairly serious ascents near the start – but after that ….not a lot ! At least half of the route is more or less flat , so we can keep up a fair speed (11-14 mph on the flat – rather less on hills!) …without getting overtaxed – this is your chance to cover quite a bit of ground, perhaps challenging your personal best …and being lead by someone (me that is) who is very far from a speed merchant …and I never wear lycra!

I anticipate getting to the Bell & Jorrocks in Frittenden by 13:00 approximately (perhaps earlier) – where we will have lunch (do drop me a line if you want lunch – just in case there turns out to be a lot of us).

Once we reach the sea side at Hythe, we will have a little photo stop/paddling stop …to celebrate our achievement …..after which we will have one last mini beastly hill to surmount …then onto trains home.

I would hope to catch the 17:14 ( or 18:14 at the latest ) from Folkestone Central – which goes to Charing Cross and stops at Sevenoaks, (change for Bromley or Catford Loop) then on to Orpington and London.

If we do get homeward bound early enough – then we might want to celebrate our achievement with a pint at the Shortlands Tavern afterwards.

Tickets:

In groups of 3 we will be able to use group saver options:

Bromley South – Otford, cost pp will be c.£4.60 depending on numbers.

Folkestone - Bromley South, cost pp will be c.£18 pp once again depending on actual numbers travelling.

Ride Leader: Andrew

Phone – 07717 693701

Email - kayacan@aol.com

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

B2B - Training Ride 5
Sunday, 19 April 2015, 10:00 @ Panagua Bikes, Hayes Village

Yes, it's back again!

Bigfoot to Brighton (B2B) - The Bigfoot Cycling Club's annual bike ride to Brighton on Sunday 3 May 2015 open to all who fancy having a go. This is a brilliant day out organised by Adam Shepherd - so put the date in your diary, and make sure you are up to the challenge by joining the training rides.

There are 5 training rides, culminating in the Big Day Out

As usual the training rides will be in groups of varying speeds to suit all riders who fancy giving it a go.

Ride 5 - Sunday 19/4/2015 - 35 & 65 mile options - rides start 10:00 am - start and finish in Hayes.

Registration for this ride is managed by Bigfoot CC and you can find the link to Rider Registration Form on page 4 of the 'More info' document here.

If you are able to assist as a ride leader or marshal either for the training rides or for the main event we would be pleased to here from you; please email rides@bromleycyclists.org and we will forward the details to Adam.

CYCLEfirst Charity off-road Cycle Event
Sunday, 26 April 2015, 08:30 @ Start/finish Norman Park (Bromley common side)

Sportif for MOUNTAIN, CYCLOCROSS and similar bikes.

Be the first to ride this never before cycled trail.

Up to 6 laps of 4 mile off-road course OFF ROAD

Registration 08:30am, start 09:15am

£20 adult, £5 under 16, family discounts available

All proceeds go to a local Bromley Charity Advocacy First

Competitions for all ages and skills.

Start/finish Norman Park (Bromley common side)

You can download a flyer here

Contact CYCLEfirst@.org.uk, or CYCLEfirst@panaguabikes.com

Bigfoot 2 Brighton - the ride to Brighton
Sunday, 03 May 2015, 07:30 @ Panagua Bikes, Hayes Village

The Big Day Out.

So you've done the training rides, you have perhaps put some miles in on your own or joined rides organised by us of other groups (or maybe not). So now is the chance to test your metal on the actual Brighton Ride.

Registration for this ride is managed by Bigfoot CC and you can find the link to Rider Registration Form on page 4 of the 'More info' document here.

If you are able to assist as a ride leader or marshal either for the training rides or for the main event we would be pleased to here from you; please email rides@bromleycyclists.org and we will forward the details to Adam.

More details will follow - please check back.

Crossness Pumping Station Ride
Sunday, 21 June 2015, 10:00 @ Bromley South Station Forecourt

The Crossness Pumping Station was built by Sir Joseph Bazalgette as part of Victorian London's urgently needed main sewerage system.

The Beam Engine House is a Grade 1 Listed Industrial Building constructed in the Romanesque style and features some of the most spectacular ornamental Victorian cast ironwork to be found today.

It also contains the four original pumping engines (although the cylinders were upgraded in 1901), which are possibly the largest remaining rotative beam engines in the world.

The Ride

We have rejigged this ride in order to avoid riding out and back along the same route. The outbound ride takes us through Mottingham, Eltham and Welling. We pass the ruins of Lesness Abbey and then through Thamesmead on some lovely cycle paths. We will stop for a coffee and a slice of cake somewhere - possibly Avery Hill Park.

This route will bring us out at the River Thames a very short way from the pumping station. At the pumping station there is a £6 entry fee. There is a cafe in the basement where we could buy tea, a sandwich and some more cake! You could bring your own picnic if you like, though sitting outside might be a bit pongy.

We will stay at Crossness for about 1½ hours, there is plenty to see.

We will then cycle back to Bromley South along the Thames Path to the Cutty Sark (ice-cream) hopefully arriving 4.30 - 5.00 pm.

Distance is about 35 miles some gentle hills outbound but a flat ride home . This a leisurely day out so please don't bring your lycra cos you won't be needing it.

Ride leader: Linda Rampling/John Wood

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

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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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