Forest Gate cyclists prepare for mammoth expedition
Cycling enthusiasts in Forest Gate are planning a long distance expedition to raise money for an equipment shed.
Around 24 members of environmental group Newham Watersmeet Woodcraft Folk will embark on a sponsored cycle from Whitehaven in Cumbria to Sunderland from April 9 to 14.
Suzannah Walker, a volunteer along with her son Arwel, said: “I’m very excited about the challenge, although I expect it will be a bit different from commuting in London, which we are used to.
“I could either be really lovely or really foul depending on the weather and the distance.
“I’m very much looking forward to the downhill rides.”
You may also want to watch:
The charity, which is run by volunteers based at Durning Hall, Forest Gate, have been promoting cycling as well as teaching its younger members about environmental and global issues through outdoor activities.
They hope to raise enough money for an equipment shed in Debden, Essex.
- 1 Letter: Targeted response in London to Indian Covid variant
- 2 Man tried to become comic book character by stabbing teen in park toilets
- 3 Leyton Orient confident next manager will take them to the next level
- 4 Indian variant of Covid-19 - what's the situation in London?
- 5 Ex-police officer among group jailed for £850k intercept from rival gangs
- 6 West Ham Women bow out of FA Cup at Manchester City
- 7 Commission set up to explore future of special needs provision in Newham
- 8 Family of man who died after attack in Canning Town pays tribute to a 'loving, generous' father
- 9 Teenagers killed in London in 2021 so far nears 2020 total
- 10 Newham to roll out greener fleet as part of £20m plans
To prepare for the challenge, the group have taken part in various training activities including Transport for London’s Bikeability cycling proficiency scheme to improve their road awareness.