Explore the borough at the annual Le Tour de Waltham Forest

9 May 2018

Residents, visitors, cyclists and families are being invited to jump on their bikes to take part in Waltham Forest’s annual community cycle event, Le Tour De Waltham Forest.

Participants will be able to choose from one of three routes to suite their abilities at the event on Sunday 24 June 2018.

The routes, which all start from Leyton Jubilee Park, will include a tour around the beautiful nature spots of the Leyton marshes, the Walthamstow Wetlands, Lee Valley and Hackney marshes as well as some of the quiet residential streets of Walthamstow.

Councillor Clyde Loakes, deputy leader and cabinet member for the environment, said: “This fantastic free event is the highlight of the cycling calendar in Waltham Forest. Last year more than 850 riders of all ages came together to enjoy a ride through the wonderful nature spots we have on our doorsteps, as well as experience the investment the council has made to make our streets safer for all road users.

“This event is the perfect opportunity for inexperienced cyclists to come along and have a go in a friendly atmosphere and get tips and encouragement from more experienced riders.”

During the ride participants will be able to experience the cycling-friendly roads that have been created through the Enjoy Waltham Forest programme where more than 22km of segregated or semi-segregated cycle lanes have been created on the borough’s streets, roads have been reconfigured to balance the priorities of all road users and 69 junctions have been improved.

As well as the main event, attendees will be able to take part in other cycling activities including a pedal powered jukebox, scalextric track and smoothie making bike. Cycle Confident’s Dr Bike team will be on hand to tweak breaks, saddles and check your wheels before the event and every participant will leave with a bag of cycling goodies.

Participants are being encouraged to turn the event into a fundraiser for their favourite charity or a day out by bringing a picnic or visiting the park’s café, KukkooLaLa, which will also be open.

To register to participate in this FREE event visit Eventbrite and select your route: Leisure 7.5km; Explore 12km; or Adventure 18km.

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