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The bike ride on 24th September will take you through parks, along river banks and past wetlands on a clockwise route around the borough

On Saturday 24th September join a guided and marshalled bike ride around some of the borough's loveliest places (with a brief incursion into Haringey).

The London Borough of Enfield has plenty of blue/green attractions - blue is rivers, lakes, ponds etc, green is parks, woods and open spaces. And what better way to explore them than to join a family-friendly bike ride that takes advantage of the cycle routes - both well established and new - around the borough?

The round the borough ride that Better Streets for Enfield and Enfield Cycling Campaign are running on the 24th will take you through parks, past wetlands and river banks, taking a clockwise route that starts and ending back at the start point, Enfield Town Park (though you can drop out at any point).

The ride starts from the park gates at 2pm. First, it finds a backstreet route from Enfield Town up to the wonderful Hilly Fields Park (which truly lives up to its name), then follows the Turkey Brook as it skirts Forty Hall Park, passing by the green fields of Forty Hall Farm, then entering the woods and tracing the abandoned old route of the New River and past Forty Hall fishing lakes.

Following the Greenway across Forty Hill, the riders will pass through the new wetlands in Albany Park on their way to the River Lea Navigation at Enfield Lock. Then along the Lea towpath, past new breweries and a very old flour mill at Ponders End, under the North Circular at Cook's Ferry and into Tottenham Marshes (this is where the route crosses the borough boundary).

Then the riders turn back north and go along the new Angel Walk walking and cycling path between Meridian Water and Edmonton Green. A big section of this follows the route once taken by trains on their way to the long disappeared, but still remembered, Lower Edmonton Low Level Station.

The route then heads towards Bush Hill Park, using the attractive path along the Salmons Brook, past another new wetlands at Bury Lodge. There follows a short section of the A105 bike lanes (the ones that go through Palmers Green), then it's quiet back streets leading back to Town Park.

A chance to explore bits of the borough that you don't know and to meet new people (not to mention doing your body and mind no end of good!).

The ride is free of charge, but you'll need to register on Eventbrite.

Note: The article as first published stated that the ride is on a Sunday. This has now been corrected, as 24th September is a Saturday.

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PGC Webmaster posted a reply #6583 15 Sep 2022 11:45
24th September, the date of the bike ride, is a Saturday, not a Sunday. Thanks to James Cracknell for pointing out this error and apologies to the ride organisers and anyone who this has inconvenienced. (Now corrected in the article.)