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:

 

Mon Closed
 Tue 9:00am 5:00pm
 Wed 9:00am 5:00pm
 Thu 9:00am 5:00pm
 Fri 10:00am 5:30pm
 Sat 9:00am 5:00pm
 Sun 9:30am 4:00pm

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What's Coming Up

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

Go Ride

Our popular Friday night sessions for 6-16 year olds continue.  Sessions run from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Improve your riding and learn new skills before entering one of our friendly competitions. Please register your attendance through the calendar on the website.

See our latest Go Ride Newsletter:  Go Ride

Social Rides

Sunday 25 Jun 2017 10:00 AM to 01:40 PM
Watford Cycle Hub Ride – Best Bridleways, Langleybury Flaunden Sarratt

Sunday 25 Jun 2017 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Watford Cycle Hub Ride – Cassiobury Park Special

Breeze – Women’s Rides

Saturday 24 Jun 2017 12:30 PM to 03:00 PM
Breeze- Watford Cycle Hub to Elstree

Saturday 1 Jul 2017 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
Breeze Beginner-Watford Cycle Hub to Flourish

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.  Summer Bikeability and Learn2Ride course dates have been released and places are booking fast. 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.

 

 

Big Bike Revival Pre Launch

If you are free TODAY Tuesday 28th March between 12 & 2pm Watford Cycle Hub has been chosen by Cycling UK (formally known as CTC) to Launch the Big Bike Revival Campaign 2017 & we are inviting you to come & join the launch & the pootle deluxe publicity ride! 🙂
The launch will be a celebration and taster of all we do from bike maintenance, coaching & leading free guided rides – all the aspects which lead to more people getting out on their bikes and feeling the benefits as individuals, families and being part of the community! 🙂 If you can make it – you are very welcome & the Cycling UK delegation would love to hear your stories & testimonies of how Watford Cycle Hub has made and continues to make a difference!
🙂 If you can’t make the event, please feel free to share your stories by using this link
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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!

Opening Hours

Our Opening Hours are as follows:

Monday  Closed
Tuesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday 10:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 9:30am – 4:00pm

 

 

Get Involved And Volunteer

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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 →

Bikeability Courses At Watford Cycle Hub

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Learn to Ride & Bikeability Courses

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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 25 Jul 2017 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Bikeability Level 2 July 2017

Monday 7 Aug 2017 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Bikeability Level 2 August 2017 (Dacorum Cycle Hub)

Monday 21 Aug 2017 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Bikeability Level 2 August 2017

Monday 21 Aug 2017 12:30 PM to 02:30 PM
Bikeability Level 3 Summer 2017


Other Kids Courses 

Tuesday 1 Aug 2017 09:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Kids Learn 2 Ride Summer (1) August 17

Tuesday 1 Aug 2017 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Kids Learn 2 Ride Summer (2) Aug 17

Monday 14 Aug 2017 09:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Kids Learn 2 Ride Summer (3) August 17

Monday 14 Aug 2017 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Kids Learn 2 Ride Summer (4) August 17

Billie Fleming Ride January 2nd 2015

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.

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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.

 

Back at WCH

 

Group in order is Nick, Ian, Fiona, Mags, Cath, Sarah, Kate & Jacqui