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.

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Ride to Westerham Brewery - Sat Jun 12th

Now that lockdown rules have been eased, we can start doing longer rides again. On this occasion we had chosen Westerham Brewery as a destination. We found that, by starting the ride in Beckenham Place Park, we could reach country lanes very quickly, without having to cycle miles through suburbia. We took a look at Holwood Farm Cafe, which would have offered an excellent stopping-off point, if we had had to abandon a rides like this because of bad weather (which often happens). Westerham Brewery was an excellent destination, as it offered facilities for all tastes - a bar, a winery and a cafe/shop. It could also be used as a "stepping stone" for rides that venture further afield in Kent. We found there is a Pilgrim's Way and Clarks Lane route which allowed us to make a gentle ascent back up to the North Downs Way, without having to tackle extremely steep busy main roads. By finishing in Hayes Station, we were able to take train back home, which saved a lot of time for those who don't live in Bromley.