The Summer season is here again and SkyRides are back with a vengeance.
The best routes, the friendliest support, and some cracking places to visit along the way. With three different levels, there’s something for everyone – whether you’re building your confidence or looking to stretch your legs on a cycling challenge.
You do need to book and can do so via our calendar
Alternatively, find out more about what’s on locally here
Round 1 of the Tour of Herts Series takes place on Sunday 7th June 12:00 – 20:00.
This will be a fun filled celebration of cycling with both family friendly events and semi serious racing around a closed circuit at the Building Research Establishment .
To find out more and enter events via the British Cycling Website, click HERE
The Big Bike Revival is a National Campaign between CTC, the National Cycling Charity and the Department for Transport. It aims to get more people on bikes for short local journeys; teach them how to carry out basic repairs; cycle safely, either on the road or via local cycle routes; find out more about local clubs or activities or recycle an old bike.
Watford Cycle Hub is the local organiser and you can find out more HERE
We want to get our Mobile Mechanic Service out into the community more across Watford and in order to recruit a dedicated team we need support funding. We have been short listed for funding from the Aviva Community Fund but the final results depend upon the number of votes each project receives.
We need you to follow the link below, register on the site and then cast your vote in support of the Watford Cycle Hub project.
VOTE FOR US NOW!
We are off!
As word spreads about our fully equipped mobile workshop, demand is increasing. We have been very fortunate in being asked to provide mechanical support to a ride from London to Paris in 24 hours.
Organised by Sophie Radcliffe, founder of Challenge Sophie, who has teamed up with Cycle Hub regular Jonathon Friend, who runs a Cycle Tour company Cycle Friendly, this promises to bea demanding yet satisfying event starting from the Greenwich Observatory at 4pm ( 3 pm GMT)on 2 May and, via an overnight Newhaven to Dieppe ferry crossing finishing at 5pm local time (3pm GMT) underneath the Eiffel Tower. Matt and Ian will be manning the van, getting lost in France, providing mechanical support to the riders and attempting to keep the Hub’s facebook page updated!
If you are interested in taking part then please go to http://www.londontoparissportive.com/ to find out more and to book a place.
Women’s Only Cycle Training This Weekend
Our popular Women’s Only Cycle Training courses restart
From this Sunday 26th April.
Courses available are Absolute Beginners, Confidence Booster and Intermediate.
Cost is £15 per course as they are part funded by Watford Borough Council.
- Absolute Beginners
- Friday 19 Jun 2015 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM
- Confidence Boosters
- Sunday 26 Apr 2015 11:30 AM to 01:30 PM
- Sunday 10 May 2015 11:30 AM to 01:30 PM
- Friday 19 Jun 2015 11:15 AM to 01:15 PM
- Sunday 26 Apr 2015 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
- Friday 19 Jun 2015 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM
The dates for our 2015 Maintenance Modules are now up on our website. See here for details
Starting from Sunday 29th March
Basic Module 1 Starting off – What does it all mean? and
Basic Module 2 C What I Mean!!! Chains & Caring
Covering topics from puncture repair through gears, brakes bearings to lacing and truing your wheels, these modules will give you the knowledge and confidence to tackle many routine tasks to keep your bike in excellent working order. Book individual modules that take your fancy or block book the whole course.
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 →
Spring Time Go Ride For the Kids
The programme provides a fun and safe way to introduce young riders to the world of cycle sport and provides a platform to improve bike handling skills.Go-Ride provides the first step onto the Performance Pathway – over 60% of riders on the
Great Britain Cycling Team started out at Go-Ride Clubs.
Watford Cycle Hub Go-Ride
is every Friday (except Good Friday) 5.30 – 7pm whatever the weather King George Vth Playing Fields, Tolpits Lane. We have a steadily growing number of enthusiastic young riders so we’re on the lookout for Coaches, would be coaches & Volunteers to help us out. If you have some time to spare, you could help to coach & inspire the next generation of potential Chris Froomes & Laura Trotts.
If you are interested in getting involved and potentially training to become a Level 2 British cycling coach why not pop along to see what we’re up to. Alternatively you can contact the Cycle Hub on firstname.lastname@example.org
or 01923 223994
or via our Facebook site
The club would be able to assist you with funding costs & other resources to.
It’s going to be another bumper Summer for Watford Cycle Hub, come along and see us at the following events:
14 June Letchworth Garden City, 5 July Redbourn & 26 July Welwyn Garden City . There will be challenges ranging from scootathlons for under 8s through to ‘free ride’, family rides and folding bike races for the speedy commuters right the way up to senior womens, youth and male criterium races. There really will be something for everyone to ride, watch and enjoy at all four rounds.
Womens Tour of Britain The Final stage on Sunday 21st June finishes just down the road in Hemel
Come and join us there or ride with us from Watford Cycle Hub to see the
Stage and overall Women’s Tour of Britain Winners crowned.
REMEMBER TO SAVE the 7th JUNE See you there