Epping Forest Trails

Saturday 12th January at 2.00pm This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
Car park, Bury Road, London Borough of Waltham Forest, E4 7QJ This is the public car park on the right if coming from Station Road (by Chingford Plain) between the cafe/golf course car park and the trees. It is approximately 1/2 mile from Chingford Station.   E4 7QJ
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
1 hours 50 mins  (1 hours 30 mins cycling)

Breeze Bike Rides in Waltham Forest

This ride will introduce you to the bridleways of beautiful Epping Forest and is ideal for anyone who prefers to ride in a traffic free environment.  The ride will take us on a fairly flat route around the wider trails and bridleways although we may tackle a hill or two depending on the specific route.  If so, we will take our time and walk up if needed. We will be stopping during the ride for a well earned cup of tea so bring some change or your own refreshments.


The bridleways can be a bit muddy throughout the year so come prepared with suitable clothing and footwear as well as a bike that is suitable for riding off road.  Children are welcome and must wear a crash helmet to take part in the ride. The Breeze champion carries tools and will help if anyone has a puncture or mechanical issues but don't carry spare inner tubes so a spare suitable for your bike is useful to bring along. 


Please try to arrive before 2pm as we aim to leave promptly.


We really welcome newcomers to our rides; we will always ride at the pace of the slowest rider so no one is left behind.


Where to park: This is the public car park on the right if coming from Station Road (by Chingford Plain) between the cafe/golf course car park and the trees. It is approximately 1/2 mile from Chingford Station. 


Look forward to seeing you there.

Starting Point
Car park, Bury Road, London Borough of Waltham Forest, E4 7QJ This is the public car park on the right if coming from Station Road (by Chingford Plain) between the cafe/golf course car park and the trees. It is approximately 1/2 mile from Chingford Station.  
Starting Postcode
E4 7QJ

Meet the Champions

  • Claire Townsend Claire Townsend I have been riding on and off since I was a child but did not get into riding on a regular basis until I started doing Triathlons about 10 years ago. My Tri days are now over but my love of cycling has continued and I now really enjoy leading the Breeze rides as well as getting out on a Sunday morning on my road bike. I am also an NSI Cycle Instructor. Breeze rides are a great way to get out on a bike with like minded women and we are always supportive and ensure that anyone who joins a ride has a great experience
  • Tracey Willcox Tracey Willcox As a teenager I got involved in cycling and joined a club. It was a great way the see the Essex lanes and make friends. In my twenties I bought a mountain bike and enjoyed cycling with friends in Epping Forest. After having not cycled for years, I changed jobs to a place where I couldn't park, so I decided to dig the bike out and cycle as it was only 3 miles. I found I got fitter and really enjoyed my ride. It also got me cycling with my children.
    A friend of mine was a Breeze Champion who encouraged me to join her rides, which I really enjoyed, when telling other friends I realised they would also like to out on their bikes but either don't know where to go or are worried about cycling on their own. The opportunity came up to be trained - so here we are!!

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