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Walk + ride Sun 26 Feb 11am Lordship Rec

Everyone is welcome on our next free walk + wheel + ride!
✅ walk + wheel+ ride
When: Sunday 26th Feb @ 11am
Where: Lordship Rec skateboard/BMX area by the Shell Theatre
To: Alexandra Palace Farmers Market
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This is a marshalled group walk and wheel and cycle ride for everyone, including families with children. We will set off from Lordship Recreation ground skatepark + BMX area (by the Shell Theatre) and going through parts of Wood Green to to Alexandra Palace Farmers Market.

We will proceed slowly and you are welcome to join in on foot, wheelchair, bike or balance bike.

We will show you a less well-known, quieter route under the railway line, that avoids using Turnpike Lane and Hornsey High Street.

Poster for walk + ride

Chestnuts Park to Lordship Rec Walk and Ride

More than one hundred and twenty people rode, walked, scooted, skated or ran (with and without a pushchair) from Chestnuts Park to Lordship Recreation Ground on the last Sunday in January 2023.  It was cold, but the drizzle held off and we covered nearly 4km, bells ringing, wheels spinning, with big smiles on our faces.

The expedition was organised by Haringey Cycling Campaign and Living Streets, led by @rustytrike, and with support from Friends of Chestnuts Park, who keep the grounds so beautiful. We wheeled through a menagerie of wall art created by James Straffon (co-founder and lead artist of the Turnpike Art Group) and ATM, passing mouflon and zebra, heron and fox, hedgehog and kingfisher. The kids were excited to show off their knowledge by shouting out the names of each as we rode past, but the mouflon (a wild sheep native to Cyprus – I had to wiki it when I got home) flummoxed most of us.

In case of puncture or other mechanical mishap, Matt from Dr Bike was on hand to check over bikes, pump up tyres and offer advice before and after the ride, and it was comforting to know that if anyone got a puncture on the way, he was there to help out. 

We finished the ride at the Hub in Lordship Rec. The intrepid amongst us – mostly, but not exclusively, people under age 10 – tried out the BMX track loop. The Rec is home to the UK’s first model traffic area, built in the 1930s, but thanks to the ride leader, the marshalls and the kind motorists who stopped to let a trail of 100+ riders, scooters, skaters and walkers go by, we didn’t need a model. We had the real thing. It is lovely to see kids owning their own streets in this way. Roll on quieter streets, healthier air and more kids able to cycle on safe roads. 

Look out for the next walk and ride at 11am on Sun 26 Feb which will run from Lordship Rec skatepark to Alexandra Palace

Thanks to Diane Beddoes for the ride report and photos and Jeff Hum for the videos


Join Haringey’s FREE guided ride to the Ride London FreeCycle!

Join us on Saturday 1st August as we lead a family friendly ride in to central London to the Ride London FreeCycle!

We’re meeting at 9.30am on Ducketts Common, opposite Turnpike Lane tube station, right in the middle of Haringey. We’ll be led by Andrew, our experienced Ride Leader (in the green bib below!) and there’ll be plenty of lovely ride marshals (in pink bibs!)  to make sure the ride is enjoyable for everyone.  There’s more information on the London Cycling Campaign FreeCycle led rides page too. BuRLpd-IQAAQDloEveryone is welcome to join our ride in to central London, and return ride back again – we’d just ask that you spare 1 minute to register on the Ride London website, and select HARINGEY from the list of led rides available, so that we have a better idea of numbers. You can also register additional friends or family members once you’ve registered yourself.

We’d love to see your photos from our rides, don’t forget to tag us if you post them online @haringeycyclist or email them to !

For full details, and for information about the return ride, register here.

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Broad Lane goes 2-way ride

April 27 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

A ride to celebrate Broad Lane going 2 way for the first time in years. Full event details here.


Join us on Sunday 27th April to ride the newly two-way Broad Lane, to celebrate the removal of the infamous Tottenham Hale Gyratory system.

It is our very own Day ‘H’ in Haringey. Join us on your bike or trike, and meet some fellow Haringey-ites when we have afternoon tea afterwards.

Meet at 3.30pm at the Markfield Park Cafe , returning to the same point after a short group ride.

The cafe has the red roof in the photo below – see you there!

Markfield Beam Engine Main Image