About us

British Cycling and HSBC, of all people, should know that all cycling clubs must have a bank account. Or is this just true everywhere except in the East End?

Having had all our rides on Eventbrite virtually blown up by some anarchist a few days before our 9/11 ride this year because we didn't have a bank account, we are now having to rebuild our group from scratch, using an Eventbrite competitor Billetto as our ticketing provider. We don't want this to happen again! However we now have a competitive advantage with Billetto, as bookings no longer need to be 'blind' and you can see who else is coming on rides.

We want to create a truly diverse group, covering not just the East End, but operating across the whole of London. We want everyone to be able to participate, contribute ideas and draw on the skills, knowledge and backgrounds of the club's members.

We've a proper Constitution and an Equal Opportunities Policy we believe in.

The East End Cycling Club membership subscription is £10 per year. This will give you priority access to the booking of places on rides.

Articles

Ride to the Source of the River Quaggy 

Ride to the Source of the River Quaggy, 18 September | Event in Beckenham | AllEvents.in

Why is the River Quaggy like our cycling group?

Because you don't just find it in Lewisham - you can also find it in Greenwich and Bromley!

The 23 mile route for this ride can be downloaded from here:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36523342

If you don't live in SE London, you will probably never have heard of the River Quaggy, but that doesn't stop it from being a fascinating river.

We will meet for this ride at the Homestead Cafe in the stables area of Beckenham Place Park. We will then look for glimpses of the Quaggy which we can find at Chislehurst, Jubilee Country Park and Petts Wood. We will then seek out the source of the river which is located in Locksbottom.

We will then cycle to the Holwood Farm Cafe and stop for a refreshment break there. We will then return to Dulwich Park where the ride finishes.

This is a ride that we used to do as a Letsride ride, but we now do it as an Eventbrite one.

Ride Leader: Nigel Bee (tel: 07415 315 690)

Ride to West Wickham and beyond

Ride to West Wickham and beyond!, 23 April | Event in London | AllEvents.in

West Wickham - Gateway to the South East!

The 25 mile route for this ride can be downloaded from here:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36548074

In Roman times, there was a settlement near modern-day West Wickham that would have been used as a stopping point for those making the tortuous journey from Peckham to Lewes.

But these days, West Wickham's claim to fame is that you have to go through it if you are a cycist living in Crystal Palace and want to do rides in the other place where there is hilly terrain - the North Downs and Kent.

Now that we are allowed to do group rides again, we can pay a visit there by dusting off an old Letsride ride and doing it as an Eventbrite one.

We will discover that West Wickham Common is not owned by Bromley, but rather is part of the City of London Corporation.

We will, of course, be obliged to go a bit further, so we will be also be visiting the Holwood Farm Coffee Shop, which is also popular waypoint amongst SE London's cyclists. It is located in a converted barn near Keston.

We start by cycling out through Beckenham Place Park to Shortlands and Bromley. We then continue to High Elms Park and climb up towards Downe. We then turn off to visit Holwood Farm, where we stop for our refreshment break. We then return to Dulwich Park via Anerley Hill and Crystal Place.

Ride Leader: Nigel Bee (tel 07415 315 690)