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.
See our latest Go Ride Newsletter: Go Ride
Sun 19 Feb
The North West Watford Wanderer is a loop out to Bovingdon and return. It departs from the Gade Avenue Car Park entrance to Cassiobury Park at 10:00am. Sign up here
Departing from Watford Cyle Hub at 10:00am, the Colne Valley Road Track and Towpath takes you to Harefield and Rickmansworth. Sign up here
Sunday 26 Feb. A circular route to Berkhamsted and return leaving Watford Cycle Hub at 10:00am. About 30 miles and with a few hills thrown in for good measure. Sign up here
Breeze – Women’s Rides
Sat 18 Feb Cafe Ride to Woodcock Hill leaving Watford Cycle Hub at 12:30. Sign up here
Sat 25 Feb Cafe Ride to Chenies. A medium paced ride leaving Watford Cycle Hub at 10:00am. Sign up here
Sat 4 Mar A repeat of the Cafe Ride to Chenies but at a slightly slower pace and leaving Watford Cycle Hub at 11:30am. Sign up here
Women’s Absolute Beginners and Confidence Booster Courses
We are now able to offer more of our popular Beginners and Booster courses for female riders. For more details and to book a place click on Women’s Courses
During school holidays we offer both Bikeability and Learn to Ride courses. Courses for the upcoming half term are already booked but dates for the Easter holidays are now available. Click here for more details and to book.
Today, 25 Jan 2017, sees one of our stalwarts celebrate a milestone birthday (he’s 80!). Dennis Fitton is one of our ride leaders, a workshop volunteer and keen promoter and supporter of all things Watford Cycle Hub related.
Mad keen on all things cycling, he has been a Spokes member for some 20 years, regularly leading rides, is a National Cycle Group leader for the U3A and is a qualified Ride Leader and Route Planner and an active participant in our Ride Social Programme.
Having been a passionate cyclist for most of his life Dennis asked if he could pop in regularly to do some volunteering … “fettling” with (helping to recondition) bikes in return for being around the chaps to learn more about ‘modern’ bikes!
Of course his talents don’t just stop there; after his last excursion into the Cycle Hub, an annoying catch on the door now closes with ease!
80 years young! Congrats & hats off you Dennis! Many Happy Returns!
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!
Our Opening Hours are as follows:
Tuesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 5:30pm
Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 9:30am – 4:00pm
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!!