This is an ideal series of rides for women who haven’t cycled for a long time and want to increase their confidence. As we progress we will be sticking to level cycle paths and quiet roads but will go at the pace of the group. We are trained ride leaders and will help you practise in the park at a social distance. As people progress we will adjust the distances and places to ride accordingly. Breeze rides are friendly and sociable and no one is ever left behind.
Any bike is suitable. Before you come please pump up the tyres and ensure that the wheels turn freely and both brakes work. Please have it checked out at a bike shop, or with a friend, if you're not sure. We cannot fix your bike for you on the spot.
In order to practise social distancing we are only taking limited numbers and will have our drinks in the open air at the end of the ride or we can get take-away drinks at the Oakhill Park cafe. Note that toilets may not be open.
We’ll start at the Oakhill Park café for a bike check and chat about what we want out of the ride, before we gently start finding our cycling legs with a leisurely ride around the park. Depending on how we progress, the next step will be to leave the park along the quiet East Walk overlooking the brook before picking up the ‘Waterfall Walk’ stretch of the Pymmes Brook trail near Brunswick Park. It’s not called Waterfall Walk for nothing – you will hear the sound of running water, refreshing on a warm afternoon. You could be cycling in the countryside !
We then come out at Waterfall Road close to the magnificent viaduct carrying the Piccadilly Line. We cross into Arnos Park and pass the small but perfectly formed Sprout mobile coffee cart before ending up with a circuit of Broomfield Park.
Bring a drink, hand sanitiser and a snack. No special gear is needed, but please wear non-baggy clothing which won't get caught in the bike. Helmets are recommended but not compulsory.
Make sure your bike is in full working order before you come.
If you sign up to the ride we will send you more information about how we manage the ride to keep everyone safe post-lockdown. We look forward to seeing you!
We'll stop at the end of the ride for a chat and a drink.