Rides & Events

Essex Lanes, villages and the world's oldest wooden church 28 miles

The Central London Outdoor Group (CLOG) (founded 1937) http://www.clog.org.uk has one easy cycle rides in the countryside nearly every week between March and October ranging from 20 to 35 miles. These are easily accessible by public transport from London and are on quiet roads or cycle paths.

By bike we explore rivers, canals, forts, castles, coast, marshes, gardens, woods, ruins, churches, mansions, cycle-ferries, churchyards, villages, lost railways....

Non members can come up to 3 cycle rides or other events to try us out before joining. To join CLOG, visit our website http://www.clog.org.uk and click on the orange join us button.

We are aimed at adults rather than families.

Photos from past cycle rides and walks: https://www.flickr.com/photos/clogpics/albums/

We also do around 20 trips away(weekend or longer) in the UK and abroad every year.

Cycle ride Essex Lanes, villages and the world's oldest wooden church 28 miles

We cycle out of Roydon along National Cycle Route 1 along the cycle path Old Harlow stopping for morning tea at 7 miles at Mayfield Farm Bakery Tea Room. http://mayfieldfarmbakery.co.uk

Then back on our bikes, we cycle through Matching Tye and Matching Green, Abbess Roding, Little Laver to Moreton where we stop for lunch at the White Hart http://www.thewhitehartmoreton.co.uk at 18 miles

After lunch we cycle through lower Bobbinsworth and then onto Greensted where stop to visit the oldest wooden church in the world http://www.greenstedchurch.org.uk. St Andrews dates from 1060 and was built on the site of earlier churches dating from 6th and 7th centuries.

Then back on our bikes for the last 6 miles into Epping where we can catch the central line. Bikes are allowed on the Central line as far as Leyton as far as Leyton. From Leyton you can take the Q6 to Hackney Wick on the Overground or other routes home

Meeting up

Be on the train that leaves Stratford at 10:00 getting into Roydon at 10:30. Meet on the platform at Stratford or else just get on the train and meet at Roydon or join the train at one of the many other stations it stops at. Buy a single to Roydon : £7.45 with discount card


My mobile number for use on the day: 07857124403

Note: This train is scheduled to leave from Platform 11. Stratford has 3 subways and you can only access platform 11 from 2 of them so if you can't find platform 11 just go along one of the other platforms to another subway and you will find it.

This ride is for adults rather than families.

Do check our website http://www.clog.org.uk in case of updates to this event.

Contact: clogevents@gmail.com.

NB Central London Outdoor Group is non-commercial and events are organised by other members of the club on a voluntary basis. All participants should make themselves aware of the risks inherent in walking, cycling and other outdoor activities and take responsibility for their own actions and choices of activity.

If you are interested in cycling trips abroad, we have the following provisionally planned for 2018:

• Easter 2018 Puglia (heel of Italy) cycle trip. Full, Waiting list in operation

End April 2018 Italian section of Ciclovia Alpe Adria Radweg (Alps to Adriatic), Tarvisio to Trieste. Hire bikes, Full, Waiting list in operation

• May 2018 Holland and/or Belgium. Own bikes, Eurostar and/or overnight ferry from Harwich and train

• June 2018 Ruthr valley cycle route: Mountains, forests and lakes, historic cities and industrial heritage. Own bikes, Overnight ferry from Harwich and train

• Early July Baltic sea trail Lubeck to Stralsund. Own bikes, Overnight ferry from Harwich and train

• Late August Jutland.

• Late September Dolomites to Carinthian Lakes

For more details, see: http://www.clog.org.uk/p/cycl.html

NB You need to have been on at least couple of day rides with us before you come on a cycling trip abroad AND you need to be a CLOG. More information on CLOG membership can be found on our website:http://www.clog.org.uk (http://www.clog.org.uk/). These trips are often oversubscribed.

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Contact details


  • Social rides
9:45am 24 March 2018
9:45am 24 March 2018
Not repeating
All boroughs
Skill level
Further details

This event has been posted by an individual LCC member, and is not an official LCC event. Although we encourage LCC members to publicise their unofficial cycling events on the LCC website, the publication of such events does not constitute an endorsement of them by LCC. LCC takes no responsibility for this event, and whilst we hope those attending it enjoy doing so, attendance is at their own risk.

Posted by BlueFox at 8:31pm 6 March 2018