If you are keen to cycle with others in and around the borough, be it a social ride in Richmond Park, or a spin down into the Surrey Hills, the chances are there’s a led ride for you in this section.
British Cycling, in conjunction with HSBC organise a wide range of led rides from long distance outings to traffic-free bike rides through major towns and cities and small local rides ideal for families and beginners. Their ride leaders are fully trained volunteers who lead and inspire groups of riders all over the country. And they will help you find great cycling routes and people to explore them with.
Women on Wheels
Rides are organised on the last Sunday of every month (except December). No need to book just turn up! Pass the word!
The ride is a great opportunity to gain confidence on your bike in a fun and sociable environment. Led by experienced Kingston Council cyclist instructors, the ride lasts for two to three hours and takes place in quieter routes at a leisurely pace. It includes a refreshment break.
You will require the following control skills:
- Set off
- Cover brake levers and pedal efficiently using gears (if present) while looking up and ahead
- Look around to identify and avoid hazards while pedaling
- Turn left and right at different speeds
- Look behind
- Slow down and stop
If you are a complete beginner, please visit our Cycle Skills page to receive free training.
Meet at 10am next to the Falling Telephone Boxes outside Wilkinson's, west end of Old London Road.
Kingston Cycling Campaign are a campaigning group that also organise regular led rides.
RideLondon is a global charity fundraising event, organised by the Mayor of London and his agencies, being part of the London 2012 Games Legacy programme. Check out this video of Kingston during the inaugural 2013 Prudential RideLondon.