Category Archives: Ride Reports

Bigfoot to Brighton 2019

There was a slightly different feel to this year’s Bigfoot to Brighton outing and as I sit and type I have realised it was because it was on a Saturday rather than the usual Sunday outing. I was a little … Continue reading

Bigfoot 2 Brighton Training Ride 5 2019

On a lovely sunny Sunday morning we gathered outside Panagua Bikes. The fine weather had brought out the ‘crowds’ that were missing from the last outing.  Although we are well into Spring the weather has been particularly chilly of late and … Continue reading

Bigfoot 2 Brighton Training Ride 4

After a week of glorious spring days, today was a bit disappointing weatherwise. Blue skies, warm breezes and milky sunshine had been replaced by heavy clouds and light rain. But hey as we all know there is no such thing … Continue reading

Bigfoot 2 Brighton Training Ride No2

At my Grandmothers knee I learned an old saw which I expect many of you will have heard “raining at seven, dry by eleven”, meaning that if it’s raining when you get up it will have stopped by lunchtime; and … Continue reading

Paddock Wood Loop – Ride Report

It is a long time since I have posted a ride report on our website, mainly because we have not been able to organise many rides this year, but today Linda led us her wonderful Paddock Wood Loop. This was … Continue reading

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The Bigfoot to Brighton 2018 Ride

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Whoever heard of an English May bank holiday weekend under a burnished sun in wall to wall blue skies? I am still pinching myself and wondering when I shall wake up. On previous Brighton Rides I have sat with exhausted … Continue reading

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B2B Fifth Training Ride Report

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The Slow Sloe Adult ride. The ‘Cycle Smart, not Hard’ group Report by Julie We started gathering just after 9.15 am on a cold Sunday morning. The weather app said 6 degrees, but it felt a lot colder than that. … Continue reading

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Steve Watkin Memorial Ride

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This was always going to be a lovely ride, but who could have predicted on a cold wet January evening when the leaders sat in the back bar of the Shortlands Tavern to organise the event that it would be … Continue reading

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My eye-opening tour of Waltham Forest

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by Jonathan Coulter, Bromley Cyclists, 4 April 2018 Introduction On Monday 26th March, I cycled from Bromley to Leyton to take part in a ride organised by Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign (WFCC). Others came from south of the river, notably … Continue reading

Bigfoot 2 Brighton 2018 – Training Ride 1

Today in icy conditions we ventured out on the first of Adam Shepherds Bigfoot to Brighton Training Rides. This wonderful ride series, organised each year through Bigfoot Cycling Club by Adam, are a great way for people who perhaps don’t … Continue reading

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New Years Day 2018 Ride

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A very enjoyable ride with Greenwich Cyclists. Thanks to Sarah & Ian and others. Sarah has even been kind enough to write the ride report: A very impressive 25 at Cutty Sark Gardens including ten who came on a feeder … Continue reading

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Christmas Lights Ride Report

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Our Christmas Lights Rides have always proved popular, so this year to open the ride up to as many as possible, we decided to run it twice on consecutive Sundays. It is noteworthy that a private company offers an identical … Continue reading

A Paddock Wood Winter Ride 2017

This will need to be a short report, which is a shame because it deserves a much longer write up. I will begin with my grateful thanks to the two members who designed and delivered this lovely route – Linda, … Continue reading

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Coast to Coast Ride Report

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A report by Graham From the 1st to the 3rd September, six cyclist who regularly ride with Bromley Cyclist, successfully completed the challenging coast to coast (c2c) ride from Whitehaven in Cumbria to Tynemouth. We all met up at our hotel … Continue reading

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Kelly Holmes Café & Tonbridge

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There was a very short and light rain shower as we stopped at the café for our lunch break but apart from that, in spite of the threatening leaden grey of the sky, Tracey somehow managed to keep us dry … Continue reading

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North Kent Coastal

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Ride Report – Saturday 26 August 2017 Over the past 10 days I had become increasingly aware of the regular stream of emailed bookings for today’s ride. On Thursday when I came to send the final joining instructions we had … Continue reading

Crossness Ride Report

Bromley cyclists: time travellers  A ride report by Julie It was on a beautiful bright and cool day that we set out for a time travelling expedition. We were going back 150 years to the Crossness pumping station. Designed and … Continue reading

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Folkestone to Dungeness 2017

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A ride report by Mark: There were seven assembled at Orpington Station for the 9:07 to Folkestone.  One was late, guess who? The huge queue for Tickets meant John literally had to run for the train. Still the weather looked … Continue reading

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Famous Five Go To Brighton Again

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(Well some of us go again) Ride Date: Friday 7 July 2017 Those of us who took part in the B2B ride earlier this year thought it would be good to do it again (ye fools!) but the other reason was … Continue reading

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WWW – Frank’s Roof Again

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On a glorious mid-summer evening and after the abandoned attempt last week I finally managed to lead the wander to Frank’s this evening. In truth there are probably only 2 or 3 Wednesday evenings in any year when the weather … Continue reading

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WWW – Star & Garter

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As I commented on Facebook Frank’s Roof is a summer venue; and as yesterday was nothing like summer it really didn’t seem like a good day to view this amazing South London hotspot. At its best Frank’s rivals any of … Continue reading

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Ride to Bexhill-on-Sea

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When I received the detail of this ride with a request to post it on the site as a forthcoming event I was surprised to read in the ride description “The ride is generally quite flat …” Now I don’t … Continue reading

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Olympic Park – Lost Lanes Report

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Today de boyz dem was five, but gurlz dem was nine init, so the gurlz is winnin dem. So mesay where de boyz dem? Come on fellas the Bromley Massive were out in style today and where were you? Ride … Continue reading

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London Superhighways Ride Report

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When I organised this ride I was aware that it corresponded with the annual Tweed Run and there was a reasonable chance that we might bump into these splendidly attired ladies and gentlemen on their vintage bicycles. But we could … Continue reading

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Bigfoot to Brighton 2017

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A Report by Julie Hodgkin Arriving at the meeting point we could see the other participants. What is it about cyclists? It was not yet 8 am on a Sunday morning but there was laughter and banter, energy and good … Continue reading

WWW – The Railway

Following the reports of the tragic death of South East London Cycling Campaigner and all round legend Bryan ‘The Hat’ Stout I felt that our ride tonight ought to be some sort of tribute to this fallen hero of the … Continue reading

WWW – Ye Olde Whyte Lyon

The longer wander was led by John tonight and got us to the Olde Whyte Lyon at Farnborough at 9.30 pm just in time to miss the rendezvous with the Past Borough Coordinator who had departed moments earlier thinking that … Continue reading

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Rainham Marshes Ride

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Sunday 9 April 2017 (Palm Sunday) I was early at the RV point and so sat in the sunshine unzipping my cargo trousers to convert them to shorts and drinking the biggest Americano I could find. Heaven. At 10 o’clock … Continue reading

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B2B 2017 – Training Ride 4

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The Hog is a hill to be avoided at all costs. It is not a hill of course but a cliff. A cliff of such demonic proportions that only Beelzebub himself could have been the architect of this monstrosity, and … Continue reading

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WWW – The Belgo Bar

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Tonight’s ride was to explore the foothills of Annerley and Crystal Palace; a bit like the foothills of the Himalayas only steeper. There is news on the jungle drums that there is an interest in extending the Quietway known as … Continue reading

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Adult Cycling Course – Week 2

Saturday 25 March 2017 Today was week two of our adult cycling course. We had five students. Two from last week were unavailable, but we were pleased to welcome Josey who had ridden with us once before and who we … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wander – 22/3/2017

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The target pub tonight was the very pleasant, football obsessed Ramblers Rest nestling in a hollow on Chislehurst Common. This tucked away olde worlde pub looked after us very nicely when we finally arrived, just in time to catch the … Continue reading

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Viking Trail

Sunday 19 March 2017 In spite of a ferocious wind for the whole of today’s ride this was a lovely outing on one of our favourite routes. It is a pity that it is not really possible to do this … Continue reading

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WWW – The Crown

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What a great weekly wander tonite. There were eight riders at Bromley South; just two were men. We started by cycling to Petts Wood​ where we picked up the terrible twins – Tony and Mark. We then cycled to st … Continue reading

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B2B TR3 2017

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Sunday 12/03/2017 The weather forecast for today was not very promising; the graphic on my mobile phone showed heavy rain, and this was confirmed on the BBC website too. With my well known scepticism of weather forecasting I was therefore … Continue reading

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Bigfoot to Brighton TR2

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There were three adult training rides this week. I led the slower of these which started with 12 riders and we gained another on route. I will start by saying this was a lovely group of cyclists who were a … Continue reading

Wednesday Weekly Wander

Raucous laughter filled the Black Horse last night as Linda showed us the Fenton You Tube video.  You know when you just laugh because someone else is laughing – well at the point when most people in the pub were … Continue reading

Wednesday Weekly Wander

80% of the riders tonight were ladies again, maybe because it had turned colder and our main man had the dreaded ‘man flu’, what us girls would call a slight cold.  Off we headed in the direction of Hayes and … Continue reading

WWW 1 February

Pink gin is obviously not as popular as it once was. The barmaid looked at me blankly when I asked for a drink my daughter let me try the other day which was fantastically refreshing and I am sure also … Continue reading

Bromley Parks Ride

Our first weekday ride of the year but hopefully the first if many. There was seven riders today for a little ride around the parks and recreation grounds of the borough. This was nothing too strenuous and was a circular route … Continue reading

Wednesday Weekly Wander

Where have all the men gone.  100% ladies tonight on our ride, who says there is a shortage of lady cyclists, not in Bromley anyway. A light rain was beginning to fall as we left Bromley South Station for our … Continue reading

Wednesday Weekly Wanders

This was going to be a cold one.  I had put so many clothes on that by the time I had cycled to Bromley South I was over heating.   So what has happened to all the men, sitting at home … Continue reading

Wednesday Weekly Wander

As usual we met  at Bromley South Station at 7.30 for our weekly ride.  Again the girls outnumbered the boys as nine of us set off in the direction of West Wickham.  John was leading tonight so we knew there would … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day Parade Ride 2017

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It is reported that the Eskimos have up to fifty different words to describe snow. Whether or not this is urban legend or based in some truth is, as is often the case, open to debate. There is a report … Continue reading

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Christmas Lights 2016

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I am not sure it is a privilege to live in this wonderful city, after all it doesn’t come for free and there is more than just a financial penalty to be paid in terms of health, both physical and … Continue reading

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Christmassy Ride to Rochester 2016

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There is something not quite right about writing up the report for your own ride. How can I say that it was really fantastic without sounding conceited? Any way it was a great ride and in great company too!! Rochester … Continue reading

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Wandle Trail

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Another Tracey masterpiece. Eleven of us were involved in today’s adventure on a beautiful clean crisp winter day. There was scarcely a zephyr to rustle the few remaining leaves clinging onto the trees and shrubs. The bright winter sun, low … Continue reading

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North Kent Coastal Again

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Just a very short ride report today. A fabulous ride from Ramsgate to Faversham with the wind on our backs in complete contrast to the explorer earlier in year when we cycled for thirty miles into a headwind. Plenty of … Continue reading

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How I became a Wednesday Wanderer

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Sarah tells us her story “Children all grown up and finding a little more time on my hands, I wanted to add a new dimension to my life. I was looking for an opportunity get out into the fresh air, … Continue reading

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Christmas Lights Route Check

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Today I led six riders on the Christmas Lights route check. Six of us set off from Bromley South for our ride up to London which we all know like the back of our hands and then a circuit of … Continue reading