Rides & Events

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

Don’t forget that we also hold regular rides every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday – visit our regular rides page to find out more.

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 register by emailing us at rides@bromleycyclists.org so we have the appropriate level of support on the ride.

We hope that there are a variety of rides to suite everyone, however if you have a suggestion for a ride that you would like us to arrange or would like to lead a ride but would like support with planning, organisation and a ride leader on the day we would love to hear from you please drop us a line and we will endeavour to do our best to help arrange the ride.

Depending on the type of group you are riding in, the main principle of group riding is to ride together. Attacking off the front is not a good idea, it will usually upset the more experienced riders and generally upset the discipline and pace of the group. If you get lost by shooting off ahead of your group, they will not try and find you. Sometimes there will be a long hill or section where there will be some hard riding allowed. Often there may be a sprint for a town sign, but remember to be sensible, this isn’t a race. Take your cue from the other cyclists about when this is appropriate.

If you would like further information please don’t hesitate to contact us at rides@bromleycyclists.org

Rides, Reports and Events

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

Otford to the Hollow Shore
Saturday, 13 September 2014, @ Meet at Bromley South

Meet Andrew Fergar @ Bromley South station (forecourt) 08:50 for the 0913 train to Otford – ETA 09:37.

Please buy a single ticket to Otford (we will return from Faversham at the end of the day – the total return fare should be c.£17 – we will try for groupsave tickets to keep costs down).

Join us for a relaxed, social, autumnal ride from the Darenth Valley out to a 'remote' pub on the Kent marshes, once seen, not forgotten. We'll cycle across country, through beautiful and interesting villages such as Plaxtol, Yalding, and Hadlow (with its immense tower), stop for a pub lunch about half way, then gradually make our way across more nice country, past Faversham, and cycle out on the road across the marshes to the Shipwright’s Arms at the Hollow Shore by about 16:00 – it's an extraordinary weather boarded hostelry, infused with a peculiar, seafaring, somewhat Dickensian character, and it's really worth the trip. It might be that the pub does not do food – so we may well make our way to the Anchor in Abbey Street Faversham , after a drink or two , for something to eat - before returning to London by train from Faversham, 3 miles away from Shipwrights Arms , but less than one from the Anchor.

50 miles – moderate pace

Fast trains to Bromley take about 1 hour and the slow ones 80 min's - the trains are quite regular.

Please bring lights and some inner tubes.

Contact:  Andrew Fergar 07717 693701 – email : kayacan@aol.com , a GPX files of the route is available on request

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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