This week's events
Saturday 19th August

A challenging 85km on minor roads, byways and bridleways. Ride out through north London into south east Hertfordshire. Ideal for cyclocross, MTBs, and road and touring cycles with at least 28mm wide tyres. Expect some muddy sections. Morning stop at Trent Park. Lunch at Little Berkhamsted.

Meet 08.00 outside Kentish Town station for 08.10 depart. Train back to London from Potters Bar.

(Linus Rees  07940 803001)

Sunday 20th August

...if they are still around! Bring boxes for fruit. Lunch at a cafe in Waltham Abbey or Wetherspoons in Cheshunt. Feel free to bring a picnic if the weather is good. Opportunity to take the train from Cheshunt (to Liverpool Street) after lunch if you only want to do the morning. Tea stop on the way back at the Markfield Beam Engine.

Meet 10.00 at the Pavillion Cafe (and toilets), Victoria Park. Nearest London Overground stations are Cambridge Heath and Bethnal Green.

(Lisa Percival  07985 731101)

We will follow a route ("Chiltern Rendevous") mapped out by Jack Thurston in his Lost Lanes book. 70km and 500m climbing on country lanes, taking in Whipsnade, pretty villages, Ivinghoe Beacon and some fine views. Lunch at The Village Swan, Ivinghoe Aston.

Meet St Pancras 09.10 for 09.34 train to Harpenden, arrive 10.14.

(Colin Hartridge-Price  07795 093631)

A brisk ride(102km) to Wrabness to view Grayson Perry's house from a respectful distance with lunch at Tiptree Jam factory

Meet Liverpool St 08.40 for 09.05 train to Shenfield, arrive 09.31. Buy return to Manningtree.

(Paul Foster  07969 531984)

Approximately 100km at 25-27km/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.

Thursday 24th August

A brisk and hilly ride of 60-65km, back in London by about 16.30.

Meet Charing Cross 09.20 for 09.36 train to Orpington, arrive 10.12.

(Richard Philpott  07941 819033)

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.

You can read reports of recent rides on our blog, find photos in our gallery, and like our Facebook page to get the latest rides news direct to your newsfeed.

Edge of Essex - cycling on bridleways in the coastal strip

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.

Cycling towards Dover Castle
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Cycling in Essex lanes
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