Want to learn how to look after your own bike? Why come along to one of our 2016 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.
Check out our 2016 programme: Maintenance Modules 2016
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 to reserve a place.
Booking is now available online for Kids Learn 2 Ride and Bikeability L2 courses during the Easter and Summer Half Term holidays
After the Easter break Go Ride returns on Friday 8th April 18:00 – 19:30
(please note change of day and time)
Starting 1st November we will be open at the following times
Sunday 9:30am – 3:30pm
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.
Christmas Eve 9am -Noon then CLOSED UNTIL 5th JAN 9am
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)
Tuesday 31 May 2016 - 3 Jun 2016 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Bikeability L2 May Half Term
Other Kids Courses
Tuesday 31 May 2016 - 3 Jun 2016 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
Kids Learn to Ride Course Tue 31st May – Fri 3rd June 2016
Tribute to Billie
It was great to wake up to clear blue skies, sunshine and no frost for our Tribute to Billie Day 2 ride. We gathered at the Watford Cycle Hub from 8:00 to fill up on coffee and bacon butties.
Following a photo call the main group of Sarah, Ian, Cath, Richard, Lesley, Jacqui, Nick, Kate and Veronica set off towards Rickmansworth. Their route then took them to Denham and out into the Chiltens towards Wendover.
Who came partly by train?
The shorter group consisting of Fiona, Debbie, Mags, Marc and Robert caught the train to Tring then cycled to Aldbury and enjoyed refreshments in a pub whilst waiting for the main ride. However, after some changes to the route and plan we rode through Wiggington to meet up under the clock tower in Chesham and the 9 of us remaining cycled the final 20 miles or so as a whole group back to the Hub for a well-deserved cuppa and some fantastic homemade stolen, courtesy of Debbie!
A total of 14 riders made the event
The group varied during the day with people joining and leaving at different points but in total 14 people took part in some part of the ride and the distance travelled by the lead cyclist was 60.1 miles.
Group in order is Nick, Ian, Fiona, Mags, Cath, Sarah, Kate & Jacqui