Opening Hours

Watford Cycle Hub
The Pavilion

Chaffinch Lane
WD18 9QD

01923 223 994

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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 10:00am 5:00pm
 Thu 9:00am 5:30pm
 Fri 9:00am 5:00pm
 Sat 9:00am 5:00pm
 Sun 9:30am 4:00pm

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Oxhey Park North Developments

Oxhey Park North.

As you may know Watford Cycle Hub was involved in early concept plans for the development of the Oxhey Park North site. Whilst the scope of those plans had included the relocation of Watford Cycle Hub, we will now be staying in our current location and continuing to further develop all our existing services and initiatives as well as working with Watford BC, W3RT, Watford Community Housing Trust, Herts CC and the national cycling bodies to support their objectives.

The revised plans for the area look exciting and include a number of cycling related elements which is good to see.

An invitation has been extended from Watford Borough Council to view their latest proposals for Oxhey Park North.  The development is family focussed and current plans envisage a cafe and community room, play areas, a skate park, BMX and Mountain Bike tracks whilst also providing accessible walkways and enhancing the green space.

The Council are keen to receive comment and feedback so why not pop along to the Wellspring Centre between 10am  and 12:30pm and see what is being planned. Your feedback is essential, not just for this project but to determine your aspirations for cycling within the Borough.

For more info see

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 are back.  Sessions run from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Improve your riding and learn new skills before entering one of our friendly competitions

See our latest Go Ride Newsletter:  Go Ride

Social Rides

Sunday 26 Mar. Our popular family ride, the Cassiobury Park Special leaves from the Cha Cafe in the park at 10:00. 2 laps of the park and all family members welcome. Sign up here

Sunday 26 Mar. A ride to Redbourn and return leaves Watford Cycle Hub at 10:00 am. Sign up here

Sunday 2 Apr. The Ebury and Aquadrome 8 mile ride leaves Watford Cycle Hub at 10:00. Sign up here

Sunday 2 Apr.  The Leavesden Country Park loop leaves Watford Cycle Hub at 10:00. Sign up here

Sunday 9 Apr. An Easy Going ride to The Secret Garden leaving Watford Cycle Hub . Sign up here

Sunday 9 April. A faster paced ride leaving Watford Cycle Hub at 10:00.  Taking in Hemel and the Hub at Redbourn, sign up here

Sunday 16 April. Join us for the Weaving Whippy Wheeler; a 10:00 departure from the Cha Cafe in Cassiobury Park taking in many off road sections.  One for the Mountain Bikers! Sign up here

Sunday 26 April.  A Challenging 50 mile excursion to Ivinghoe Beacon taking in the Ashridge Estate leaves Watford Cycle Hub at 10:00. Sign up here

Breeze – Women’s Rides


Sat 25 Mar. Cafe Ride to South Oxhey; an easy 6 miler on quiet roads leaving Watford Cycle Hub at 12:30.  Sign up here

Sat 1 Apr  A re-run of the 25 mile excursion to Whelpley Hill at a slightly slower pace. Leaves Watford Cycle Hub at 11:30. Sign up here

Women’s Absolute Beginners and Confidence Booster Courses

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 to Ride courses.  Courses for the upcoming half term are already booked but dates for the Easter holidays and the May half term are now available. Click here for more details and to book.



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.




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 10:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 5:30pm
Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
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 →

Membership Package Announcement

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!!

Billie Fleming Family Ride 15th February

Billie Fleming Ride 15th Feb

A lovely ride on a Sunny day
Over 300 miles ridden between us.






Bikeability Courses At Watford Cycle Hub