Opening Hours

Watford Cycle Hub
The Pavilion

Chaffinch Lane
Watford
WD18 9QD

01923 223 994
07818-047-838

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We are open 6 days a week including Saturday and Sunday, and will take in donations:

MonClosed
Tue9:00am5:00pm
Wed9:00am5:00pm
Thu9:00am5:00pm
Fri10:00am5:30pm
Sat9:00am5:00pm
Sun9:30am4:00pm

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What's Coming Up

Just a few reminders of what’s coming up in the next month:

Go Ride

Thank-you to all who have helped with our Children in Need fundraising events including the Watt Bike Challenge and the 500 mile Rickshaw Family Challenge. We have raised just over £500 in total and some lucky Go-Riders represented Watford and Dacorum Cycle Hubs at BBC London’s live Children in Need broadcast from Leavesden Studios and the Hogwart’s Great Hall

Go Ride is every Friday 6pm – 7:30pm at Watford Cycle Hub.

Please register online if you are planning to attend

Social Rides

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Breeze – Women’s Rides

Women’s Absolute Beginners and Cycle More

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

Kids Courses

During school holidays we offer both Bikeability and Learn 2 Ride courses.  L2 Bikeability courses are running at Watford and Dacorum Cycle Hubs during the October half term holiday, Watford is fully booked and 1 place remains at Dacorum.

The February half term course at Watford is now loaded and bookable through the website

L2R courses for October half term are now loaded and can be booked.

Click here for more details and to book.

If you’re interested in 1:1 sessions for children or adults please email training@watfordcyclehub.org.uk with your request. Please remember to include your mobile phone number.

 

 

Audentior Award

We are delighted to announce we were awarded The Mayor’s Sporting Achievement Group Award on Friday evening at the Audentior Awards! 😃🎉🥂🍾

Thank you Watford, our customers and all those we already support. Please help us spread the word as we’re still being told we’re a well kept secret and we’d love to make a difference to more people’s lives.

As a group award, this congratulates and recognises our whole team; staff,  volunteers and supporters who give so much time, energy & passion – to provide the range of services that are making a difference in our community.

Thanks to Ian Port and Steve Martin for the short film of our August Go Ride event. It was shown at the Audentior Awards, hope you enjoy the film.

 

Learn to Ride & Bikeability Courses

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Want your kids cycling safely on the road…..bikeability-logo


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)


Other Kids Courses 

Opening Hours

MonClosed
Tue9:00am5:00pm
Wed9:00am5:00pm
Thu9:00am5:00pm
Fri10:00am5:30pm
Sat9:00am5:00pm
Sun9:30am4:00pm

Children in Need 500 mile cycling/scooting Challenge

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Children and Adults…..

Join us as we aim to cycle 500 miles… the same distance as the Rickshaw Challenge!!

Starting from Watford Cycle Hub, cycle as many 1 mile (traffic free) loops as you can to help make up the total distance.  Each loop will be counted and the miles plotted against the Rickshaw Challenge route.

£1 to enter.  Wear yellow or spots and maybe even decorate your bike!!

Get a sponsorship form and be sponsored for each loop you complete.

Sunday 12th November 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Happy Birthday Dennis

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!

Maintenance Modules 2017

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.

 

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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.

Latest Newsletter

Thunderclap_BBR2016STOP 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!