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Pedal along with the Family Bike Club to an organic farmers market on the second Sunday of the month.

family bike club setting off for forty hall farmers market cropped version 1 1Ready to set off - the building with pink paintwork is the Family Bike Club's base, filled with bikes of all shapes and sizes

Forty Hall Farmers' market is on again on Sunday 13th August, and what better way to get there than a community bike ride from Enfield Chase station to Forty Hall through the lovely Hilly Fields Park and alongside the Turkey Brook past fields of grazing livestock?

family bike club en route to forty hall farmEn route to Forty Hall, riding along Phipps Hatch Lane and about to turn into Hilly Fields Park

The Family Bike Club has been running these family friendly rides to market since last May. You can either make your way to their base at the station on your own bikes, or you can hire from the club's impressive selection of cycles of various shapes and sizes. The choices include family longtail bikes, cargo bikes, cargo box bikes, trailer cargo bikes, tandems and kids' bikes, and the range of accessories includes tagalongs, child seats and even cargo bikes for dogs!

family bike club riding through hilly fields 1Not everywhere in Hilly Fields Park is hilly!

The market ride sets off at 10am sharp from the station forecourt. The route is around four miles long and is led by an experienced marshal. The ride back from the market to Enfield Chase station is at 12.30pm.

Register for the family-friendly ride (free)

Help electrify the Family Bike Club!

The Family Bike Club have made impressive progress since their launch in 2022, turning an empty shop into their cycle hub and library, repairing and servicing bikes, refurbishing and distributing children's bikes, leading rides to some amazing local destinations and working to prevent end of life cycle equipment, such as inner tubes, going to landfill.

Now they want to go the extra mile by expanding possibilities of cycling: whether to people who might need a bit of an energy boost, to enable longer trips exploring the countryside round Enfield, or to make cycling a realistic option for moving heavier cargoes.

The solution is electrification! The club currently have only two e-bikes, but it's their ambition to convert more of their fleet to electrically-assisted mode, and perhaps to acquire a couple of off-the-peg electric bikes.

They've launched a new crowdfunder to raise the money to achieve this. Various rewards are offered, and any donations of up to £250 will be matched by the British Airways Community Fund.

Read more about the club's ambitious plans and donate to the crowdfunder

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The Family Bike Club
Inside the ticket hall @ Enfield Chase Station
Windmill Hill EN2 7AA

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