Guided, Breeze & Social Rides
Free Bike Ride Programme in association with British Cycling
On your bikes now, everyone!
Free Social Rides from and to our Cycle Hub happen regularly, and are run entirely by volunteer Ride Leaders and Breeze Champions. You can find rides all over the UK on the British Cycling website, and our rides form a small part of the many available to enjoy across the UK.
If you’re feeling nervous about group cycling, or think that the speed or lycra may be intimidating, you will be welcomed at one of the free rides starting from Watford Cycle Hub.
Routes are planned in advance, and checked to make sure they’re suitable for the ride level as advertised. Try our relaxed beginner rides to local favourites like the LP Cafe in Watford High Street, along the Ebury Way to Rickmansworth Aquadrome or Woodoaks Farm in Maple Cross, or more challenging countryside rides out to Sarratt, Belsize or Flaunden.
How to find and sign up to rides:
You can find all Free British Cycling rides on https://letsride.co.uk/.
Search by your own postcode or local town – for example here are all the upcoming guided rides around Watford.
Then filter by date, distance or type of ride.There are also several local groups running regular free rides – some are open to all (you just have to sign up), some are paid members only.
Local Groups Running Free Cycle Rides:
GROUPS OPEN TO ALL
Social rides in and around the Watford area. Guided rides with our fully qualified Leaders. We try to cater for everyone, so if you have any ideas for rides let us know and we’ll see What we can do. Rides starting from Watford Cycle Hub or other Local venue
SPOKES organises rides between 6 and 50 miles in South West Hertfordshire. Our rides provide a great way to cycle in company through the lovely scenery around Watford and into the Chilterns.
SPOKES is also involved in campaigning for better cycling facilities in S.W. Hertfordshire.
Breeze is a fantasic intiative led by British Cycling, to get more women cycling. Launched in 2013 to close the gender gap in cycling, the vision was to ‘inspire one million more women to ride, race and be part of British Cycling by 2020’. In 2013 550,000 women cycled on a regular basis in the UK. Since then, 1,023,271 more women have been influenced to ride a bike*.There are various friendly Breeze groups in Watford and close by, with rides at all levels, and running most weekends and often during the day/evening in the warmer months.
Local Breeze Groups: