Rides & Events

Rides

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

Please download this chart to see if a ride is suited to your ability Ride Classification Chart

Ride Registration:

To register for a ride click here.

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 the registration form or send us an email 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 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
26
Sun
Last Sunday of the month Ride
Apr 26 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Norman Park 1

Norman Park 1

Back by popular demand.  One easy paced group to include familes and one medium paced adult group.  These two hour rides are planned to get people back onto their bikes and encourage people onto some of the quieter roads to improve their confidence on the road.

We welcome regular riders to join us but the pace will be easy.

There is likely to be a coffee stop somewhere along the route.

To register for this ride please complete the REGISTRATION FORM.

Apr
29
Wed
WWW – The Queens Head, Chislehurst
Apr 29 @ 19:30 – 23:00
Bromley South

Bromley South

We meet every Wednesday at 7.30 pm at Bromley South Station to go for a sociable cycle ride to a pub where we enjoy a drink and chat. You can register for the wander on our website (but you don’t have to). So why not come and join us.

Register

May
3
Sun
Bigfoot to Brighton -The Actual Ride
May 3 @ 07:30 – 18:30
Happy Successful Cyclists

Happy Successful Cyclists

A 54 mile ride to the seaside. There are mini breaks on the way, plus there are two longer stops at organised refreshment points en-route. This is the Bigfoot Cycle Club’s annual community Hayes to Brighton ride and we join in with our own group rides. There is a small fee for the day (yet to be confirmed – usually about £10) to cover refreshments provided by the club along the route and there will be a support vehicle to assist riders who break down.

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.

May
6
Wed
WWW – The White Bear, Fickleshole
May 6 @ 19:30 – 23:00

We meet every Wednesday at 7.30 pm at Bromley South Station to go for a sociable cycle ride to a pub where we enjoy a drink and chat. You can register for the wander on our website (but you don’t have to). So why not come and join us.

Register

May
10
Sun
London Ride – Return to Richmond
May 10 @ 10:30 – 17:00

Starting outside London Bridge station the route will follow the Thames Path towards Richmond, around Richmond Park and back.  Stops for coffee and cake along the way.

To register for this ride please complete the REGISTRATION FORM.

May
13
Wed
WWW The Blacksmiths Arms, Cudham
May 13 @ 19:30 – 23:00

We meet every Wednesday at 7.30 pm at Bromley South Station to go for a sociable cycle ride to a pub where we enjoy a drink and chat. You can register for the wander on our website (but you don’t have to). So why not come and join us.

Register

May
16
Sat
Folkstone to Dungeness
May 16 @ 08:15 – 19:30

Ride leader Spencer Harradine

Meet Bromley South station 08.15 for the 8.39 return train to Folkestone. Cost if we buy Group Save in multiples of 4 is about £15.00, otherwise it’s £27.60 return. We will be arriving at Folkstone at10.19 for a 10.30 start.

The ride will take us along the way of the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch railway route to Dungeness. With a bit of luck the lighthouse will be open, well worth a visit!

Dungeness is a place of contrasts with lots of small “shack” type homes and a nuclear power station in the background, it’s really unique.  It’s also got more shingle than any other place I’ve ever been to !
The return ride will take us inland a little more to see the varying terrain of the Romney flats. Generally not too many hills but often some wind to make up for the lack of undulations.
Definitely an all day ride at around 60 miles. But as usual no-one will be left behind and of course we will be on the look out for Coffee / tea and cakes on route. Pub lunch or bring your own.

To register for this ride please complete the REGISTRATION FORM.

 

May
20
Wed
WWW The Railway, West Wickham
May 20 @ 19:30 – 23:00

We meet every Wednesday at 7.30 pm at Bromley South Station to go for a sociable cycle ride to a pub where we enjoy a drink and chat. You can register for the wander on our website (but you don’t have to). So why not come and join us.

Register

May
27
Wed
WWW Change of Horses, Farnborough
May 27 @ 19:30 – 23:00

We meet every Wednesday at 7.30 pm at Bromley South Station to go for a sociable cycle ride to a pub where we enjoy a drink and chat. You can register for the wander on our website (but you don’t have to). So why not come and join us.

Register

May
31
Sun
Last Sunday of the month ride
May 31 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Back by popular demand.  One easy paced group to include familes and one medium paced adult group.  These two hour rides are planned to get people back onto their bikes and encourage people onto some of the quieter roads to improve their confidence on the road.

We welcome regular riders to join us but the pace will be easy.

There is likely to be a coffee stop somewhere along the route.

To register for this ride please complete the REGISTRATION FORM.

Jun
3
Wed
WWW The Lamb, Swanley Village
Jun 3 @ 19:30 – 23:00

We meet every Wednesday at 7.30 pm at Bromley South Station to go for a sociable cycle ride to a pub where we enjoy a drink and chat. You can register for the wander on our website (but you don’t have to). So why not come and join us.

Register

Jun
7
Sun
Tour de Penge
Jun 7 @ 10:00 – 16:00

Bromley’s biggest family bike ride!!!!!!  Ride along the Waterlink Way to Greenwich for a picnic in the park.  Please bring your picnic with you.  This will be a slow, family ride, all welcome.   Kent House or Penge East Railway Stations are nearby if you did not want to cycle to the start.

The Tour de Penge has become a regular part of the Penge festival and this year the ride will meet at Penge Recreation Ground, SE20 7HQ for registration from 10.00am, with a start time for the ride of 11.00am

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

 

Jun
10
Wed
WWW The Cock, Halstead
Jun 10 @ 19:30 – 23:00

We meet every Wednesday at 7.30 pm at Bromley South Station to go for a sociable cycle ride to a pub where we enjoy a drink and chat. You can register for the wander on our website (but you don’t have to). So why not come and join us.

Register

Jun
14
Sun
The Whitstable Ride
Jun 14 @ 09:00 – 21:00
Bring your Sun Tan Lotion

Bring your Sun Tan Lotion

This is a Bromley Cyclists’ flagship ride! About 60 miles along the lanes of North Kent from Orpington to pretty Whitstable. This is a fabulous day out especially if the weather is nice and we have been fortunate in previous years you can read about the previous outings here, here and here.

The ride predominantly follows the route of NCN 1, rural, mostly on road, scenic and at an easy pace. We will have a pub lunch unless you choose to bring your own picnic.

We will catch the train home. Group saver tickets will be possible to keep travel costs to a minimum.

This is a hard ride (mainly because of the distance) and not suitable for a novice, the early part of the ride is hilly otherwise fairly flat.

Bring spare inner-tubes, water, snacks, sun cream etc.  There will be a pick up at Norman Park, Hook Farm Lane at 8.30 am.

Please Register for this ride please complete the Registration form 

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

Ride leader

Jun
17
Wed
WWW The Oak, Bromley
Jun 17 @ 19:30 – 23:00

We meet every Wednesday at 7.30 pm at Bromley South Station to go for a sociable cycle ride to a pub where we enjoy a drink and chat. You can register for the wander on our website (but you don’t have to). So why not come and join us.

Register

Jun
20
Sat
Bromley Biking Buzz
Jun 20 @ 10:00 – 16:00

The London Borough of Bromley is keen to get as many people as possible peddling for a cleaner environment, reduced congestion and improved health and fitness.

This FREE fun event is ideal for everyone who has a bike, from cycling enthusiasts to those thinking of getting back on the saddle.”

Check back here for updated info as more detail becomes available

Jun
21
Sun
Crossness Pumping Station
Jun 21 @ 10:00 – 16:30
The Cathedral on the Marsh

The Cathedral on the Marsh

The Crossness Pumping Station was built by Sir Joseph Bazalgette in 1865 as part of Victorian London’s urgently needed main sewerage system. It celebrates 150 years of cleansing London’s sewerage this year. 

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 leaders.

Jun
24
Wed
WWW Franks Rooftop Bar, Peckham
Jun 24 @ 19:30 – 23:00

We meet every Wednesday at 7.30 pm at Bromley South Station to go for a sociable cycle ride to a pub where we enjoy a drink and chat. You can register for the wander on our website (but you don’t have to). So why not come and join us.

Register

Jun
28
Sun
Last Sunday of the month ride
Jun 28 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Back by popular demand.  One easy paced group to include familes and one medium paced adult group.  These two hour rides are planned to get people back onto their bikes and encourage people onto some of the quieter roads to improve their confidence on the road.

We welcome regular riders to join us but the pace will be easy.

There is likely to be a coffee stop somewhere along the route.

To register for this ride please complete the REGISTRATION FORM.

Jul
1
Wed
WWW The Five Bells, Chelsfield
Jul 1 @ 19:30 – 23:00

We meet every Wednesday at 7.30 pm at Bromley South Station to go for a sociable cycle ride to a pub where we enjoy a drink and chat. You can register for the wander on our website (but you don’t have to). So why not come and join us.

Register

Jul
4
Sat
Dunwich Dynamo
Jul 4 @ 20:00 – Jul 5 @ 07:00

A 120 mile overnight ride from The Pub in the Park, London Fields Park, Hackney to Dunwich, a little village on the East Coast.  This is organised by Southwark Cyclists and route sheets are given out around 8pm at the pub.   This is a totally unsupported ride, although there is a stop around half way where food and drink can be found.

Dunwich, 120 north east of London on the Suffolk coast, was a thriving port a thousand years ago, but unfortunately due to coastal erosion most is now under the sea.  Some say that on a quiet night you can hear the bell from the church half a mile offshore.

Look out for the Serotin bats, the UK’s largest, we see them every year.

Some of Bromley Cyclists will probably be going, although this is not a led ride, you just set off at around 8pm and arrive at Dunwich sometime in the morning.  Last time we did it, it took approximately 11 hours with stops. Not particularly hilly, quite tiring and you will need to arrange your own transport home.  Southwark Cyclists usually put on coaches for the return journey and lorries to return the bikes.  You will need to book these well in advance via Southwark Cyclists.

The Hackney fairies will try and put some night-light jam jar lanterns out along part of the way and follow those flashing red lights head.  That memory will linger.

Jul
8
Wed
WWW The George & Dragon, Downe
Jul 8 @ 19:30 – 23:00

We meet every Wednesday at 7.30 pm at Bromley South Station to go for a sociable cycle ride to a pub where we enjoy a drink and chat. You can register for the wander on our website (but you don’t have to). So why not come and join us.

Register

Jul
15
Wed
WWW The Anglesea Arms, Bromley
Jul 15 @ 19:30 – 23:00

We meet every Wednesday at 7.30 pm at Bromley South Station to go for a sociable cycle ride to a pub where we enjoy a drink and chat. You can register for the wander on our website (but you don’t have to). So why not come and join us.

Register

Jul
22
Wed
WWW The Goldsmiths Arms, Penge
Jul 22 @ 19:30 – 23:00

We meet every Wednesday at 7.30 pm at Bromley South Station to go for a sociable cycle ride to a pub where we enjoy a drink and chat. You can register for the wander on our website (but you don’t have to). So why not come and join us.

Register

Jul
26
Sun
Last Sunday of the month ride
Jul 26 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Back by popular demand.  One easy paced group to include familes and one medium paced adult group.  These two hour rides are planned to get people back onto their bikes and encourage people onto some of the quieter roads to improve their confidence on the road.

We welcome regular riders to join us but the pace will be easy.

There is likely to be a coffee stop somewhere along the route.

To register for this ride please complete the REGISTRATION FORM.

Jul
29
Wed
WWW The Ivy House, Nunhead
Jul 29 @ 19:30 – 23:00

We meet every Wednesday at 7.30 pm at Bromley South Station to go for a sociable cycle ride to a pub where we enjoy a drink and chat. You can register for the wander on our website (but you don’t have to). So why not come and join us.

Register

Aug
1
Sat
Ride London
Aug 1 @ 08:30 – 17:00

A weekend of cycling fun in London.

Bromley Cyclists will be leading a feeder ride to Central London from Bromley South and a return ride departing from Southwark Bridge at 3:00 pm.

Registration:

We look forward to seeing you on the ride.

Aug
2
Sun
Prudential Ride London – Surrey 100
Aug 2 all-day

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100
Sunday, 10 August 2014 @ London to Surrey and back again

Celebrating the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside. With leg-testing climbs and a route made famous by the world’s best cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics, it’s a truly spectacular event for all involved.

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 finishes on The Mall in central London, shortly before 150 professional cyclists race in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on a similar route.

Further details:

Aug
5
Wed
WWW Westow House, Crystal Palace
Aug 5 @ 19:30 – 23:00

We meet every Wednesday at 7.30 pm at Bromley South Station to go for a sociable cycle ride to a pub where we enjoy a drink and chat. You can register for the wander on our website (but you don’t have to). So why not come and join us.

Register

Aug
9
Sun
London Rivers & Parks
Aug 9 @ 10:00 – 17:00

Details to follow

Ride Leader Steve Watkin

Aug
12
Wed
WWW The Pelton Arms, Greenwich
Aug 12 @ 19:30 – 23:00

We meet every Wednesday at 7.30 pm at Bromley South Station to go for a sociable cycle ride to a pub where we enjoy a drink and chat. You can register for the wander on our website (but you don’t have to). So why not come and join us.

Register

Aug
19
Wed
WWW The Olde White Lion, Locks Bottom
Aug 19 @ 19:30 – 23:30

We meet every Wednesday at 7.30 pm at Bromley South Station to go for a sociable cycle ride to a pub where we enjoy a drink and chat. You can register for the wander on our website (but you don’t have to). So why not come and join us.

Register

Aug
23
Sun
Almost Last Sunday of the month ride
Aug 23 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Back by popular demand.  One easy paced group to include familes and one medium paced adult group.  These two hour rides are planned to get people back onto their bikes and encourage people onto some of the quieter roads to improve their confidence on the road.

We welcome regular riders to join us but the pace will be easy.

There is likely to be a coffee stop somewhere along the route.

To register for this ride please complete the REGISTRATION FORM.

Aug
26
Wed
WWW The Bulls Head, Pratts Bottom
Aug 26 @ 19:30 – 23:00

We meet every Wednesday at 7.30 pm at Bromley South Station to go for a sociable cycle ride to a pub where we enjoy a drink and chat. You can register for the wander on our website (but you don’t have to). So why not come and join us.

Register

Aug
29
Sat
Mildenhall Rally
Aug 29 @ 09:00 – Aug 31 @ 16:00
Sep
2
Wed
WWW The Railway, West Wickham
Sep 2 @ 19:30 – 23:00

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We meet every Wednesday at 7.30 pm at Bromley South Station to go for a sociable cycle ride to a pub where we enjoy a drink and chat. You can register for the wander on our website (but you don’t have to). So why not come and join us.

Register

Sep
9
Wed
WWW The White Bear, Fickleshole
Sep 9 @ 19:30 – 23:00

We meet every Wednesday at 7.30 pm at Bromley South Station to go for a sociable cycle ride to a pub where we enjoy a drink and chat. You can register for the wander on our website (but you don’t have to). So why not come and join us.

Register

Sep
13
Sun
The Windmills Ride
Sep 13 @ 10:00 – 16:00

Details to follow

Sep
16
Wed
WWW The Crown, Lee
Sep 16 @ 19:30 – 23:00

We meet every Wednesday at 7.30 pm at Bromley South Station to go for a sociable cycle ride to a pub where we enjoy a drink and chat. You can register for the wander on our website (but you don’t have to). So why not come and join us.

Register

Sep
23
Wed
WWW The George, Beckenham
Sep 23 @ 19:30 – 23:00

We meet every Wednesday at 7.30 pm at Bromley South Station to go for a sociable cycle ride to a pub where we enjoy a drink and chat. You can register for the wander on our website (but you don’t have to). So why not come and join us.

Register

Sep
27
Sun
Last Sunday of the month ride
Sep 27 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Back by popular demand.  One easy paced group to include familes and one medium paced adult group.  These two hour rides are planned to get people back onto their bikes and encourage people onto some of the quieter roads to improve their confidence on the road.

We welcome regular riders to join us but the pace will be easy.

There is likely to be a coffee stop somewhere along the route.

To register for this ride please complete the REGISTRATION FORM.

Sep
30
Wed
WWW The Anglesea Arms, Bromley
Sep 30 @ 19:30 – 23:00

We meet every Wednesday at 7.30 pm at Bromley South Station to go for a sociable cycle ride to a pub where we enjoy a drink and chat. You can register for the wander on our website (but you don’t have to). So why not come and join us.

Register

Oct
7
Wed
WWW, The Oak, Bromley
Oct 7 @ 19:30 – 23:00

We meet every Wednesday at 7.30 pm at Bromley South Station to go for a sociable cycle ride to a pub where we enjoy a drink and chat. You can register for the wander on our website (but you don’t have to). So why not come and join us.

Register

Oct
11
Sun
Crossness Pumping Station
Oct 11 @ 10:00 – 17:00
The Cathedral on the Marsh

The Cathedral on the Marsh

The Crossness Pumping Station was built by Sir Joseph Bazalgette in 1865 as part of Victorian London’s urgently needed main sewerage system. It celebrates 150 years of cleansing London’s sewerage this year. 

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

Oct
14
Wed
WWW The Bridge House, Penge
Oct 14 @ 19:30 – 23:00

We meet every Wednesday at 7.30 pm at Bromley South Station to go for a sociable cycle ride to a pub where we enjoy a drink and chat. You can register for the wander on our website (but you don’t have to). So why not come and join us.

Register

Oct
21
Wed
WWW The Change of Horses, Farnborough
Oct 21 @ 19:30 – 23:00

We meet every Wednesday at 7.30 pm at Bromley South Station to go for a sociable cycle ride to a pub where we enjoy a drink and chat. You can register for the wander on our website (but you don’t have to). So why not come and join us.

Register

Oct
25
Sun
Daylight Saving Ride
Oct 25 @ 10:00 – 16:00

A new ride for Bromley Cyclists. We will start our ride at The Daylight Inn which was named in honour of local builder William Willett, who campaigned for daylight saving in the 1900s.

The theme of the day will be daylight saving.

Oct
28
Wed
WWW The Railway, Bromley
Oct 28 @ 19:30 – 23:00

We meet every Wednesday at 7.30 pm at Bromley South Station to go for a sociable cycle ride to a pub where we enjoy a drink and chat. You can register for the wander on our website (but you don’t have to). So why not come and join us.

Register

Nov
1
Sun
London to Brighton with the vintage cars
Nov 1 @ 08:00 – 18:00

 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

Nov
11
Wed
WWW The Chelsfield, Orpington
Nov 11 @ 19:30 – 23:00

We meet every Wednesday at 7.30 pm at Bromley South Station to go for a sociable cycle ride to a pub where we enjoy a drink and chat. You can register for the wander on our website (but you don’t have to). So why not come and join us.

Register

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