Woodberry Wetlands is a haven for wildlife and people in Hackney: 17 hectares of reed-fringed ponds and dykes, always free and accessible to everyone. The reserve is five minutes' walk from the densely built up areas of Manor House, Stoke Newington and Woodberry Down. The contrast between the surrounding tower blocks and the wild wetland habitat with old oak trees is almost unbelievable. Minor roads with one big climb to Highgate. A leisurely ride – ideal for newcomers to group cycling. Approx 29km, average cycling speed on flat roads 16-20km/h, slower on the hills. Lunch in Coal House Cafe. TfL map 14.
Meet 10.15 outside Marylebone Station for 10.30 start. Returning to Marylebone about 16.00.
(Philip Benstead 07949 801698)
Unfortunately Philip is injured and unable to lead the ride, so we have had to cancel it - sorry!
Criss-crossing the map on rolling lanes. Might make tea at Emily's.
Meet St Pancras 08.40 for 09.03 train to Harpenden, arrive 09.46.
(Mark Knox 07765 945530)
A tour around Bedford of about 90km.
Meet St Pancras at 08.40 for 09.04 train to Flitwick, arrive 10.09
(Nick Bloom 07768 354010)
Train details changed - we're going round Bedford, not to Bedford!
100km at 26-28km/h with a brief cafe stop. Back by about 14.00.
Meet 08.15 for 08.30 away from Le Peche Mignon, Ronalds Road, N5 1XH.
(Jon McColl 07792 891244)
Welcome to Central London CTC
We organise all-day cycle rides for all abilities in the countryside around London.
You can go straight to our rides, to see what's on offer – but please do read our essentials page, which has lots of practical information about our cycle rides, before coming out with us for the first time or contacting us with questions.
If you're after more than just a day ride, take a look at our Spring and Summer tours for 2017.
Central London CTC are a local group of Cycling UK, the cyclists' champion, but non-members of Cycling UK are welcome to come along and try our rides.