National Bike Week begins on Saturday and there are more than enough events taking place to keep all cyclists happy.

Tomorrow sees a cyclists tea at The Mill, Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, where tea and a slice of cake can be had while meeting members of Waltham Forest London Cycling Campaign
All cyclists welcome to the free event which runs from 5pm until 7pm.

On Saturday an easy bike ride from Coppermill Lane to Gunpowder Park, Waltham Abbey runs along the National Cycle Network traffic free route, along the Lea Valley, from 10am until 2pm.

Admission is free but emails must be sent to to indicate numbers.

The cycle is a flat seven mile ride run by volunteer rangers from Sustrans, a charity promoting sustainable transport, and will return along the same route.

Cyclists are encouraged to bring their own picnic for a lunch stop at Gunpowder Park or Sewardstone Marsh .

Riders under 16 years should be accompanied by an adult.

The council will then be hosting its annual free bike festival, Tour de Waltham Forest, at Walthamstow Town Square on June 23 from 10am until approximately 5pm.

There will be a stall at the town square which the council is asking for volunteers to assist with.

A variety of bike rides can also be joined.

Further details are to be announced but for volunteering inquiries email or call 07905445606.