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Occasionally using our Men in Sheds project as a base, Age UK Bexley Cycling Club is aimed towards over 50s. 

Every Friday morning, the group, supported by volunteers, cycle around Bexley and neighbouring boroughs. Rides go at a pace suitable for the whole group and are at a speed where riders can have a chat on route. Where possible, routes will go on traffic free paths and quiet paths. There is always the important tea and coffee stop either half way or at the end of the ride. Once you have signed up, you will have access to the route schedule and can see all the maps for future rides.


On occasion, we run peer to peer maintenance sessions at Men in Sheds. We have a bike repair kit, a bike stand, and a cleaning kit members are welcomed to use.

Rides are free to attend.

If you are new to cycling, this may be the perfect time to Get Bike Ready. Check out the resources below and our very own ‘tried and tested’ route maps, to help you with this journey!

To register your interest in joining the club, please head to our online form.  

Get Bike Ready Cycling Bexley

Click on the links below to download or go to the resource:


The route guidance we provide for rides will all be 6-7 miles and using mainly cycle paths. All routes however have been designed to be adaptable for the user. If you are doing a self-guided ride you can shorten or for more experienced cyclists make into a loop using the road.

🚴 Route 1- Shed to Crossness 


🚴 Route 2-Southmere Lake to Gallions Reach Park 

🚴 Route 3- Shed to Moat Lane 


We understand not everyone can get out on their bikes. If you have an exercise bike or a pedal exerciser, consider using virtual bike rides on YouTube instead.

Virtual bike rides are simply videos which follow a road or track. You can station your workout equipment in front of your smartphone, laptop, tablet or TV and be transported to anywhere in the world. Ride as long or short distance as you like.

Here are a few of our favourites:

🌊 Beach ride in Maui, Hawaii

🏔Road ride in Clear Canyon Road, Utah, USA

🌆City ride in Paris, France

🌲Forest ride in British Columbia, Canada

🌑Night ride in Tokyo, Japan

To find more head to YouTube and search ‘virtual bike rides’.


NHS Live Well

Here are exercises and top tips and on how to incorporate more physical activity into your lifestyle:

Exercise advice for older adults

Strength exercises

Balance exercises

We are Undefeatable

Check out We are Undefeatable's YouTube channel here - or you can find more great exercise tips on their website.


TfL's Cycle Skills Course - Sign up for a free online course for developing your cycling skills:

Cycling UK- Advice for beginners:

The Highway Code - Road rules for cyclists:


London Cycling Campaign’s Bexley Cycling

Facebook Group (open to everyone):

Cycle Buddies Scheme: Partner with a more experienced rider to build confidence and try new routes



Bexley Bike Park- Martens Grove Park

Facebook Group:


Have you recently been inspired to get back on the bike? Or have the inside track on routes in Bexley or cycling top tips? Get in touch!

We want to hear from Bexley residents on their favourite rides and see you #getbikeready. Send your suggestions and pictures to Emily by emailing-

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