Every Wednesday & Saturday
Departing Bush Fair
Our led rides are at the heart of what we do. We love seeing new riders get going for the first time, or regular riders cycling further than they thought possible. Harlow is a great place to get riding. Mostly flat, with over 30 miles of mostly traffic-free cycle-ways linking the town with the River Stort, National Cycle Route 1, and the quiet back lanes of West-Essex.
If you’re feeling a little apprehensive about riding in a group, or you are getting back on the bike after a long time, or after an injury or illness, try a one-to-one session with one of our ride leaders. They can help you gain or regain confidence and stamina on your bike.
Check below to decide which of our rides is right for you. If you are unsure, pop in for a chat, and a free assessment. Check our upcoming rides and events listings for an up-to-date schedule.
Excluding our family rides and beginner rides, we ask that all riders make themselves familiar with our guidelines for riding as part of a group (click on each section to expand):
Before you ride:
check your bike is the right size for you;
check your bike is suitable for the type of riding you will be doing;
check your bike is safe to ride using the M-check, or ABC-check;
if you wear a helmet, ensure it is undamaged, and fits well;
check the weather, and dress appropriately;
dress in layers, no baggy or loose trousers;
wear suitable shoes with laces tucked in;
make your ride leader aware of any medical issues you may have e.g. asthma, diabetes etc.
Always carry with you:
a spare inner tube of correct size and valve type;
a pump and puncture repair kit;
a drink, and emergency snack;
any emergency medication you may need e.g. asthma inhaler, insulin pen;
money for the tea and cake stop!
During the ride:
on roads, always follow the Highway Code and be courteous to all road users;
on cycle lanes and shared use paths, be aware of other cyclists and give pedestrians priority;
on tow paths, always give priority to walkers and use your bell (two rings) when approaching people from behind;
always remember, your bell is for saying ‘hello I’m here’ not ‘out the way I’m coming through!’;
always tell a ride leader, or co-rider if you are experiencing any problems;
always inform the ride leader if you choose to go home early;
always follow instructions from your ride leader. Our ride leaders may be giving instruction for individual, or group safety;
most of all, enjoy your ride, smile, and have fun!!!
Please give feedback to your ride leader, it is important to us that we pitch our rides correctly, and your input helps ensure we do!