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Haringey community cycle ride around Stroud Green

November 12, 2023 @ 11:00 am

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On Sunday 12 November, 11am-1pm join our community cycle ride around Stroud Green. This ride calls for greater safety measures for walking, wheeling and cycling in this area. The ride will start and finish in Finsbury Park, by the main cafe by the lake. This marshalled ride will focus on the neighbourhood streets and shopping road. It will be a fun ride with plenty of marshals ensuring safety for children and new cyclists. Please spread the word. Do bring whistles, music etc to add to the fun atmosphere.

Please REGISTER for the ride – scroll down to the ATTENDING section and click the red “Going” button under “RSVP Here.”

This is a safely marshalled group cycle ride for everyone, including families with children.

We will proceed slowly at the pace of the slowest riders.

This event is organised by Haringey Cycling Campaign with Healthy Stroud Green, Harringay Ladder Healthy Streets and Haringey Living Streets, to enable people of all ages to explore enjoyable ways of getting around Haringey.

This is another in our series of community events – see previous rides here.

General Information, particularly if attending by bike

Below is the basic information we think you need to know before joining the cycle ride. If there’s something you’d like to know that isn’t covered here, get in touch.

How easy is the ride?

This is a short 2 mile ride at a leisurely pace, which should be suitable for less experienced riders. We will proceed at the pace of the slowest riders, so we encourage families with younger riders to be near the front of the ride. Please note there are one or two uphill sections of the ride (Oakfield Rd from Endymion Rd as far as Stapleton Hall Rd) – we will be riding relatively slowly up these or walking .

Accompanied sensible children are welcome – please stay with them throughout and alert a marshal immediately if you become separated. The cycle ride will take place on roads that may have other traffic, so please keep on the right hand side of your children. Please note it is therefore NOT suitable for very young or unaccompanied children. As much of this ride as possible takes place in parks and on newly quietened roads.

What should I wear?

We’re happy for you to wear whatever you want. However we do recommend you bring a waterproof jacket, gloves and any other clothing/sunscreen suitable for the weather on the day. If you want to wear a helmet or a hi-viz jacket that’s fine too but we don’t insist on either.

Is my bike suitable?

This ride is suitable for a range of cycles. If you are in doubt about the suitability or roadworthiness of your cycle, there are a number of cycle shops in Haringey that can assist you.

What should I bring?

Basic equipment you may wish to consider bringing on the ride:

  • a spare inner tube to fit your bike
  • a bike pump and tools that fit your bike
  • lights if there is a possibility of them being needed
  • drinks and snacks
  • a lock

What do ride leaders do?

All our rides are led by a ride leader who will try, where possible, to keep groups together and try to ride at the pace of the slowest. Ride leaders are experienced Haringey Cycling Campaign and Enfield Cycling Campaign members. They are qualified mechanics, first aiders, and cycling instructors.

Ride leaders are responsible for planning the route and directions during the ride.

Our ride leaders are supported by several marshals who help keep the group together and help the group pass through junctions. You’ll always find a marshal at the back of the group, making sure no one gets left behind.

Individual riders must take responsibility for:

  • checking the information given for the ride, so that you can judge that you are capable of completing the ride
  • informing the ride leader if you have any medical conditions that are important for the ride leader to know about
  • the road-worthiness of your bike
  • your own personal safety on the road
  • complying with the highway code
  • carrying enough refreshments
  • the safety of any children with you
  • listening to, and following, ride leader and marshal instructions
  • informing the ride leader if you wish to leave the ride (so we don’t end up looking for you)
  • any loss or damage caused (e.g. scratching the paint on a parked car) *

* If you are an LCC member, your membership includes third party insurance which would cover this. We strongly recommend all cyclists have some sort of third party insurance cover. We’d recommend joining the London Cycling Campaign as the best organisation for leisure and utility riders in London.

See videos and reports from some of our previous events at haringeycyclists.org

Event Details

November 12, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Finsbury Park cafe by the boating lake
Endymion Rd
London, N4 2NQ United Kingdom
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