Welcome to the home of E20CC, a friendly road cycling club based in East Village, Stratford. We are a group of people from all walks of life who enjoy riding bikes.
E20 Cycle Club was founded as part of the E20 Community & Cultural Interest Organisation in East Village, London E20, providing an inclusive cycling collective for the communities surrounding Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
E20CC exists for the single goal of getting more people into road cycling as we believe cyclists are healthier, happier people. We are run by volunteers who lead rides from easy paced Accessible rides to lung-busting 100 mile epics. Our usual club rides on Sunday take us from our starting point in Stratford to the hills of Epping Forest and beyond…
Look out for our rides on Yonder!
E20CC runs an Accessible Ride on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month suitable, for all levels of cyclist. We set off from our usual base in Stratford at 8:30am and head to High Beach in Epping Forest where we stop for refreshments at the Tea Hut before heading back. The rides is approximately 25-30 miles (40-48 km) long at around 14-15 mph (22-24 kph).
On the Accessible Ride, Ride Leaders make sure everyone is safe on the road and enjoys themselves. They are also available to offer advice on any aspect of cycling. A full pre-ride briefing is provided so everyone knows hand-signals and riding etiquette. Essentials on an Accessible Ride are food (a banana, energy bar or snack of choice), water and spare inner-tube and pump.
No one gets left behind on the Accessible Ride and it is a great introduction to cycling for any newcomers.
The Mid Pace ride is ideal for those who have started to find the pace of the Accessible Ride a bit easy and want to challenge themselves over slightly longer distances and faster pace. These rides are organised depending on availability of Ride Leaders.
The Fast Pace Ride is by invitation only as riders must be comfortable with long distances (70 miles/100km+), and fast pace (17mph/27kph+). Riders must also be able to properly fuel before and during the ride in order to keep the pace.
On Thursdays, E20CC members can usually be found putting in laps at the Lea Valley VeloPark, a 1 mile long outdoor road-cycling circuit. These sessions start at 6:30pm and are a great way of riding with faster riders around a closed circuit where you can stop when you want, or can't pedal any longer! These sessions are highly recommended for anyone wanting to move up from the Accessible Ride to the Mid Pace or Fast Pace Ride.
E20CC organises all Club Rides, including the Introductory Club Ride on Yonder, a resident led discussion forum, joining the dots between the communities that frame Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
To join E20CC you will first need to attend 2 Introductory Club Rides which are held on Sundays at 8:15am. This is to make sure that E20CC is the right club for you and you are comfortable with the rides we organise. The Introductory Ride is an accessible ride for all levels, so feel free to come along whether you’re a seasoned pro or if it’s your first outing on a bike! So create a free account on Yonder and introduce yourself under the monthly Training + Leisure Ride thread here.
Membership of E20CC cost £10 for one year. You must have a valid British Cycling Membership (“Active Ride” level minimum) before joining so that you are insured during Club Rides. You can visit the British Cycling website for more information. If you have attended 2 Introductory Rides, have read and accept the Club Rules, please fill in the form below and a member will be in touch to process your application and payment.