It seeks to promote a healthier lifestyle and encourage safe, fun riding along with being a great way to share your routes & weekly progress online whilst enjoying the sport and supporting friendly competition.
Watford Cycle hub Strava League will help your motivation levels, increase your fitness and of course good old weekly bragging rights are up for grabs!!!!!.
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.
To start Bikeability children must be able to ride a bike without support.
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 tackled by children in Years 5 or 6 (aged 9+), 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.
Book early as places fill quickly.
Upcoming Bikeability Courses. levels 1, 2, and 3 (The Level 2 courses also covers Level 1)
Our bike maintenance modules are aimed at anyone who wants to know more about how their bike works, reduce costs or just get their bike in peak condition. It also gives all you “cycling nuts” something bike related to do in the darker autumn evenings.
We offer a ten week programme in the Hub workshop and you can pick and mix as many modules as you like. Each week will cover a different topic, and tuition will be in small groups of 6-8 with our fully qualified staff. Cost is either £22.50 or £31.50 depending on the length of the module that week.
Discounts apply for booking several modules.
Sign up to Modules 1 – 4 AND one of mods 6 to 9; get mod 5 (£22.50) FREE! Sign up to all Modules 1 – 10; get mod 5 (£22.50) AND mod 10 (£31.50) FREE!
Watford Cycle Hub hosted the first Breeze Champions Herts meeting on 6th June. Breeze is the biggest programme to get women riding in the UK. Ten new Breeze champions have recently trained in the region as ride leaders. They’ll be offering free, fun rides for women. Breeze rides are fantastic social events, usually involving a lovely cafe stop!
Plan are being developed to kick off the Herts programme of rides with the Big Breeze Ride Weekend on 22nd June and 23 June. Come along and join in. We’re planning to be riding around Ashridge on Saturuday 22 June and in Watford on Sunday 23 June. Follow Breeze Network Herts on Facebook for more information or book rides on-line at http://www.goskyride.com/Breeze/Index
On Sunday 2nd June, Watford Cycle Hub supported the launch of the sky ride local programme with our Dr Bike mobile mechanic service. The event was a fantastic success with over 50 riders turning out . Mayor Dorothy Thornhill came along to lend support and we were greeted by glorious sunshine in the award-winning Cassiobury Park. Free guided bike rides continue every Sunday during the summer. See http://www.goskyride.com
The Watford Cycle Hub team have just finished a weekend mountain bike leader course (MIAS GEARS) and are now qualified to take groups out on guided mountain bike rides.
Amongst other bits and bobs the two day course involved some theory work (risk assessment and route planning etc), assessment of our leadership skills, technical ability and guidance on how to react in an emergency.
We endured some testing weather and difficult ground conditions over the weekend. On Sunday we were up at Wendover woods, being put through our paces by our course instructor – Lee Niven from Outdoor TEC. We arrived back at the Cycle Hub on Sunday night, thoroughly exhausted, covered head to toe in mud but raring to get back out on the bikes and practice the new skills we’d picked up.
If you’d like to take part in a mountain bike ride get in contact with us and we’ll arrange a trip: firstname.lastname@example.org