Barking & Dagenham Schools Ride

Sunday 18th November 2012 at 12.00pm 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
Goresbrook Park The playground at Dagenham Avenue between Vincent Road and Hatfield Road RM9 6LL
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 10 mins cycling)
Bike Type You probably don’t want to drag your road bike across bumpy trails. Maybe you want to make the most of the suspension on your mountain bike. This helps you match your ride to your bike.
Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres), Hybrid (road tyres), Road 
Suitable for Child Trailers
Accessible Route Accessible routes have been British Cycling assessed, with guidance from disability charities - meaning they are suitable for the majority of adaptive bikes. The route will have no or low levels of traffic, there will be plenty of space and will have a good surface throughout
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders

Barking and Dagenham

What other riders think of this route

Sky Ride Local in Barking and Dagenham

If you're fairly confident on your bike and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, our Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, rides take place on mainly quiet roads with plenty of sights along the way. Rides are between 6 and 20 miles long, at a moderate pace of between 7 and 10 miles an hour.

A ride to celebrate and continue the post-Olympic cycling buzz with the children of the following schools in Barking and Dagenham accompanied by their parents or guardians.

Thomas Arnold Primary,

Godwin Primary,

St Peters Catholic Primary,

Campbell Primary,

Jo Richardson Community School,

Come and join the British Cycling Ride Leaders on this 8 mile ride where you will see how easy it is to get around and explore the beautiful parks in the Borough. On our circular ride we will visit 6 parks and use the quiet roads to show you the best way to get around on two wheels!

Please complete the following survey which will let the Borough Council better understand how to encourage cycling locally:

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
All ages are welcome but age 5 and under must be in a BSA approved child seat, trailer or tag-a-long.
Please bring equipment with you to repair punctures, Ride Leaders are there to help but are not responsible for your bike.
All rides leave at the time stated you must arrive early Ride Leaders will not wait.

Car Parking
Yes, at the roads around Goresbrook park.
Nearest Train Station
Dagenham Heathway and Becontree 

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Steven Stuart
    Steven Stuart Hi my name is Steve. I started cycling again about 8 years ago after having had a break for a few years. I went on a couple of City Skyrides and was immediately hooked on the Skyride concept. I am a British Cycling Level 1 and Level 2 Ride Leader. I have planned some of the Skyride local routes. I am looking forward to meeting all of you this year on the Local and City Skyrides.
  • Monjurul Haque
    Monjurul Haque
  • Jaap Nijsen
    Jaap Nijsen I have been cycling all my life and love every moment of it, whether it is commuting, road, off-road, with family or with friends. Part of the fun is getting others to join the cycling fun. Come along and light up your love for cycling! Everyone can cycle ... it's easy, just get on your bike and pedal up :-)
  • Neil Munro
    Neil Munro Hi. My name is Neil. I work in the charity sector organising outdoor challenge events for all abilities across a range of disciplines to raise funds for disadvantaged people. My passion is cycling and i am looking forward to passing on my enthusiasm, skills and experience to anyone who wants to get involved in this fantastic recreational activity. Keep pedalling!
  • Arthur Dexter
    Arthur Dexter
  • Jacqui Close
    Jacqui Close

Rider Comments on the Route

  • John s Cox Sunday 13th July
  • John s Cox Sunday 13th July
  • Richard Mills Friday 11th July
  • Richard Mills Friday 11th July

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