Escape to the woods, far from the madding crowd…
Celebrate May Day – the International Day of the Worker – and the invention of the modern bicycle, the mode of transport invented by Walthamstow born and raised John Kemp Starley, that helped democratize travel for the working classes.
Join thousands as we form a procession on bicycles through the urban woodland to Chingford Plain, bordering Epping Forest.
Celebrate two-wheel travel in this garden of delights with glades, shady avenues and crystal sheets of water. A mass celebration will then take place on Chingford Plain – where ancient land meets the modern city, both of which are continually shaped by man.
Escape the urban sprawl with the myths, stories and history of Epping Forest: a perfect location to escape the madding crowd.