AHEAD Bike Ride

AHEAD Bike Ride in Pictures.

Getting ready for the ride

Elfneh, Welcoming Dr Helen Pankhurst

L-R, Teshale Joba, Dr Helen Pankhurst and Elfneh. Leslie StoweE), the President of Chingford Rotary Club, greeted the cyclists and gave awards and certificates to them at the end

Discussion time!

Leslie Stowe with two young keen cyclists

Elfneh chatting with Dr Helen Pankhurst after her outstanding speech to the cyclists and AHEAD’s supporters

Concentrating on the challenge

Fun in Epping Forest

Gathering at the world’s first anti-war memorial erected by Sylvia Pankhurst in 1935 http://www.exploringeastlondon.co.uk/eel/Woodford/Woodford.htm#ssolini

Ready to go again

Coral and Elfneh checking plans


North Weald Airfield.seum, another treat to a very historical site for the cyclists, the end of the first half for the 40 mile ride. A line at the site reads: “We give our today for your tomorrow.

Elmfield Road, The finishing line and party time!


Thinking about what her grandmother might have said had she been alive, Dr Pankhurst commented on the diversity of the assembled cyclists (age, gender, nationalities) who had all come together to support a common cause – raising money for a disadvantaged community. As the speech over finished and followed by an ovation, the first group of cyclists returned to Walthamstow whilst others went on to High Beach and North Weald Bassett Airfield the RAF museum, where they visited. Heavy rain on the return journey failed to dampen the spirits of the determined cyclists who completed the full 40 mile ride.

AHEAD is grateful to all cyclists, supporters, Walthamstow Cycling Campaign, Chingford Rotary Club, Susan Howard and Pedalpoint who contributed to the event’s immense success. To find out more about the charity and see highlights of the ride visit www.aheadcharity.org. Donations to help meet the fundraising target still urgently needed.