Rides & Events

We arrange rides for all abilities – our rides and other events are listed below

Please download this ride classification chart to see if a ride is suited to your ability.

We also have a page with the routes of other rides we have previously done that you may enjoy.

Ride registration

If you are thinking about joining us on a ride, you are more than welcome to turn up at the specified meeting place. It would, however, be appreciated if you could complete a registration form or send an email to rides@bromleycyclists.org so we have the appropriate level of support on the ride.

We hope that there are a variety of rides to suit everyone. However, if you have a suggestion for a ride you would like us to arrange or want to lead a ride but would like support with planning, organisation or someone to help you lead on the day, we would love to hear from you. Please drop us a line and we will endeavour to arrange the ride.

Rides and events calendar

Apr
24
Wed
Wednesday Weekly Wander
Apr 24 @ 19:30 – 22:30

to: Check Back for Details

We have been doing this ride for a long time now and have found it’s a great way to meet new people and make some new friends particularly amongst the local cycling community.

Everyone is welcome we always ride at a steady pace, set by the slowest rider no matter how slow that is.  The ride is usually around 10 miles and to make the ride home easier we tend to choose a destination within a reasonable distance of Bromley town centre.   At the end of the ride we will stop at a pub for a drink and a chat and people can head home whenever they like.

There are usually people riding back to Orpington, West Wickham, Beckenham and Sidcup so you are likely to have company for at least part of the way home.

Important note

The Wednesday wander is a​n official​ LCC Bromley ​​​social ​led ​ride of 10 to 15 mile always starting at Bromley South Station at 7,30 p.m. ​The ride is somewhat organic and we follow various local routes to a​ previously published​ Bromley borough pub. Although ​​​​Bromley Cyclists ​aim to have a ride leader available to lead these rides, ​very occasionally​ this isn’t ​possible so the group gathered at the start point may need to organise themselves and do the​i​r own led ride.​ In these circumstances the ride would not be an official LCC Ride​, but would revert to casual ride status.

 

May
1
Wed
Wednesday Weekly Wander
May 1 @ 19:30 – 22:30

to: Check Back for Details

We have been doing this ride for a long time now and have found it’s a great way to meet new people and make some new friends particularly amongst the local cycling community.

Everyone is welcome we always ride at a steady pace, set by the slowest rider no matter how slow that is.  The ride is usually around 10 miles and to make the ride home easier we tend to choose a destination within a reasonable distance of Bromley town centre.   At the end of the ride we will stop at a pub for a drink and a chat and people can head home whenever they like.

There are usually people riding back to Orpington, West Wickham, Beckenham and Sidcup so you are likely to have company for at least part of the way home.

Important note

The Wednesday wander is a​n official​ LCC Bromley ​​​social ​led ​ride of 10 to 15 mile always starting at Bromley South Station at 7,30 p.m. ​The ride is somewhat organic and we follow various local routes to a​ previously published​ Bromley borough pub. Although ​​​​Bromley Cyclists ​aim to have a ride leader available to lead these rides, ​very occasionally​ this isn’t ​possible so the group gathered at the start point may need to organise themselves and do the​i​r own led ride.​ In these circumstances the ride would not be an official LCC Ride​, but would revert to casual ride status.

 

May
5
Sun
The Shepherds Run – Family Ride
May 5 @ 09:45 – 14:30

What: You are welcome to join us for a short ride suitable for young people, adults and children – in fact anyone who fancies a nice easy ride, no hurry, enjoying cycling and scenery.

Yes we will see sheep….. and chickens, goats, cows, pigs, alpacas, rabbits etc etc. The ride will be partly off road and partly on road (mainly quiet lanes), about 11 miles with a stop at Christmas Tree Farm in Downe to see the animals.

There is also an ‘easy-peasy’ option – basically riding to Keston Ponds and then retracing your steps – about a 5 mile round trip

We plan to stop for about ¾ of an hour at the farm – so some time to see the animals or nosh at the cafe. If visiting the animals it costs £3 (sixteen or under) or £5 (if older). You can also get some animal feed for about £1.

Ride will keep together as one group.

Meet: Meet at the Panagua Bike shop, 50 Hayes Street, Bromley, Kent, BR2 7LD (www.panaguabikes.com) at 9:45am for 10:00am start for both rides. Longer ride returning around 2-30pm. Ride will keep together as one group, then split in to two groups if some are on the shorter ride.

Suitable bikes: Suited to normal bikes or mountain bikes, not for those fancy lightweight racing bikes – as terrain a bit bumpy / muddy in places.

Bring: Helmet, spare inner tube, bike lock, drink, snack and some money if you want drinks and food at the cafe and/or to go in to the farm. Sensible clothes, be prepared for a bit of mud

Who can attend and the rules: This ride is being organised by the Bigfoot Cycle Club and is open both to members of the club and to non-members, and is free.Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. For riders aged 13 to 17 who will not be accompanied by an adult – please contact Adam in advance of the ride at adam@bigfootcc.co.uk . For full “ride rules” please visit the Bigfoot Cycle Club website at http://www.bigfootcc.co.uk

For young riders who are part of the Bigfoot Youth Cycle Club and need a Ride Buddy, please contact Adam on adam@bigfootcc.co.uk

Insurance: There is no Bigfoot CC insurance to cover your cycling, you participate entirely at your own risk. We recommend all riders young and old are members of the London Cycling Campaign, British Cycling or Cycling UK – either of these organisations will provide 3rd party liability insurance.

Photographs and Privacy: We will take photographs (and receive photographs from 3rd parties) of the rides and riders – and that these and other details will be made publically available in accordance with our Data Privacy Notices at:www.bigfootgoriding.org

More Information: If you have any questions please email adam@bigfootcc.co.uk.  If you can email to say you are coming, that would help us have an idea of numbers, but everyone is welcome whether sending an email or not. You can also contact Adam for a route map

Leader: Adam. Adam will lead both rides at the start. He will then keep with the longer ride and will provide a map for those on the shorter ride – which anyway will be retracing it’s route, so no one will get lost!

May
18
Sat
Bicycle Maintenance Course
May 18 @ 05:43 – 06:43

A Bromley Council course where you can learn about keeping your bike in good working order.

By keeping the group size to a maximum of 8 you will work together with fully trained and qualified cycle mechanics to improve your knowledge of bike maintenance.

The aim is to ensure that participants leave at the end of the course with the confidence to remedy common problems on their bike. There is a practical element to the course, so be prepared to get your hands dirty.

Learn about:

  • Diagnosing problems with your bike (‘M’ check)
  • Tools of the trade
  • Tyre pressure and wheel sizes
  • Removing and replacing your wheels correctly
  • Fitting a new inner tube without causing a puncture
  • On the road emergency repairs
  • Brake and gear adjustment
  • Replacing your brake blocks and setting them to achieve maximum wear and braking power
  • Cleaning and lubricating brake & gear cables

The course is based at the Mencap Lodge in Norman Park, BR2 9SX (nearest Hook Farm Road entrance).  The course starts at 9am and finish at 3pm

Please visit the Bromley Council website to sign up

 

Aug
3
Sat
Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle
Aug 3 @ 09:00 – 16:00

Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle offers a brilliant opportunity to get the whole family together to experience the fun and freedom of cycling on traffic-free roads in central London.

The event showcases the capital as part of a festival of cycling led by the Mayor of London’s office.

The route is open from 09:00-16:00 and takes in the Strand and Lincoln’s Inn Fields and returns to the Victoria Embankment, taking in a section of the newly opened East-West Cycle Superhighway (CS3).

The eight-mile circuit passes iconic London landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Bank of England and again goes south of the river with a loop over Waterloo Bridge, offering stunning views of London.

There will be led rides from the Borough to Central London – please check back for further info on the led rides which I beleive you will book onto through the event website.

The led rides are likely to start from Bromley South with a Pick up in Cator Park, but this will need confirmation.

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