Just a few reminders of what’s coming up in the next month:
Our popular Friday night sessions for 6-16 year olds are back. The emphasis for the first part of the year will be on Cyclocross related skills in preparation for an event on 26 Feb. See Watford-Cycle-Hub-Go-Ride-Race for more details.
Sunday 22nd Jan – 2 to choose from
A shorter ride from the Cha Cafe in Cassiobury Park to Watford Cycle Hub and return. Start time is 11:30 am; sign up at Olympiads Ride
The ever popular Cassiobury Park Special aimed at families and contained entirely within the park takes place at 11:30 am. Sign up here
Sunday 29 Jan
Leaving Watford Cycle Hub at 10:00, a leisurely paced circular rote to Bovingdon Green. Sign up here
Breeze – Women’s Rides
Sat 21st; 2 Breeze Rides to choose from:
Bovingdon and Return leaving the Hub at 11:00am. A slightly faster paced ride through the local lanes!
Cafe Ride to Leavesden and Bean Here leaving the Hub at 12:30pm
Sat 28th Jan will be a Breeze ride to Lock 81 via the Ebury Way and the Grand Union Canal towpath. Sign up here
Women Only Training Courses
We are running a number of Women’s Absolute Beginner and Confidence Booster Courses this month. If you’re interested then check out http://watfordcyclehub.org.uk/womens-only-cycling-courses/
Want to learn how to look after your own bike? Why not come along to one of our 2017 Maintenance Modules? We cover the basics such cleaning , lubricating and puncture repairs before looking at brakes, gears and the many bearings within a bike before discovering the intricacies of building a wheel.
We will be putting these modules into our Calendar soon but in the meantime give us a call at the Hub if you would like more information.
STOP THE PRESS! If you’re not on our mailing list you might not have seen our latest newsletter so check it out here to find out whats going on over the next month! With rides, Socials, Courses and Family fun there’s something for everyone! Find the news letter here!
Starting 1st November we will be open at the following times
Sunday 9:30am – 4:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday 10:00am – 5:30pm
Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Whilst we won’t be at Watford Junction on Mondays a pick up and drop off service is available by prior arrangement.
If you want to help out with reconditioning some bikes, learn a bit, build a bit, chat a bit and have an enjoyable evening, join us Tuesdays 6-8.30 pm at Watford Cycle Hub. Tools and aprons provided.
How Can You Help?
Watford Cycle Hub at this relatively early stage in its life, without external funding, depends heavily on support from volunteers. These committed individuals help with all manner of things from running bike maintenance courses, stripping down and rebuilding up donated bikes through to ‘front-of-house’ duties, cleaning and making coffee, all of which are equality important, but we could always do with more. Can you help?
Click to view Get Involved And Volunteer →
Membership Package Announcement
We’re are excited about our Membership Package
and are just finalising details.
Keep in touch as there will be coming soon!!
Want your kids cycling safely on the road…..
What is Bikeability?
Bikeability is ‘cycling proficiency’ for the 21st century, designed to give the next generation the skills and confidence to ride their bikes on today’s roads.
There are three Bikeability levels, with each level designed to help improve their cycling skills, no matter what they know already. Levels 1, 2 and 3 take trainees on a journey from the basics of balance and control, all the way through to planning and making a journey by themselves on busier roads.
Children will typically start Bikeability lessons once they have learnt to ride a bike.
Level 1 will help new riders to control their bike before they move on to developing on-road skills at Level 2.
Level 2 is usually tackled by children in Years 5 or 6, before they leave primary school.
Level 3 teaches trainees how to ride in different and more challenging traffic situations, and is usually completed by children of secondary school age.
To register participants must have already successfully completed Level 2.
Kids will enjoy learning the skills and developing the confidence to ride their bikes on today’s roads.
The courses start on the dates below, click on a course for more information and to book online.
Hurry, places filling fast!
Upcoming Bikeability Courses…(These courses cover both Level 1 and Level 2)
Monday 13 Feb 2017 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Bikeability L2 February Half Term 2017
Other Kids Courses
Monday 13 Feb 2017 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
Kids Learn 2 Ride February Half Term 2017