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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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.

 

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

Bike Register

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For a limited period, the permanent marking service, and subsequent registration, is available at Watford Cycle Hub for only £9, an almost 50% saving on the RRP.

Have you just bought a new bike or are you going to do so soon? Are you concerned about your new acquisition getting stolen?

BikeRegister offers free registration of your bike’s serial number and details with a secure on line database used by all UK Police Forces.

Your bike’s security would be further enhanced by security marking it with a permanent marking kit. With support from Watford Borough Council, we are able to offer bike security marking to complete your registration process with BikeRegister, an independently tested and police approved National Cycle Database.

BikeRegister is the UK’s leading online bicycle identification and registration initiative, aiming to reduce cycle theft, identify stolen bikes and assist in owner recovery.  By registering and marking your bike, the chances of having it stolen are greatly reduced.

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Hertfordshire Sports Awards Community Club Of The Year

Hertfordshire Sports Awards

Community Club Of The Year

 

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Great to see Kate collecting Herts Service to Sports Community Club of the Year Award on behalf of Watford Cycle Club. 2 years of hard work recognised so thanks to all the team, past and present, and all our supporters.

 

1st Place    Watford Cycle Hub

2nd Place Potters Bar Tennis club

3rd Place Garston Ladies FC – Juniors

Sponsor: Watford Community Sports & Education Trust

We’ve been waiting for the official team photo but can’t wait any longer to share the news…… we won the Community Club of the Year Award last week.
Wonder who you can spot in the photo?

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Kate was also 3rd in the Female Community Coach of the Year award and whilst John and Sam didn’t make the top three in their volunteer categories we think they and all our volunteers are very special.
We’d like to say a ‘big thank you’ to all the team, past and present, who have helped make Watford Cycle Hub what it is today and to our customers and supporters. We couldn’t do it without you so we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Watford Cycle Hub Strava League

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Watford Cycle Hub Strava is a friendly league where riders of all ages and levels are welcome.

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!!!!!. Join Now. A full range of maintenance and cycling related services are also available from the Hub.

We have only been going a few weeks and you will be pleasantly surprised where we take our bikes!

 

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new fully equipped mobile bicycle repair van

robThree-time Olympic cycling medallist and sports commentator Rob Hayles showcases our service dedicated to carrying out mobile repairs on bicycles

With more and more people choosing to cycle regularly we felt a need to make it easy for people in Watford & the surrounding area to get their bike serviced at a convenient place and affordable price. We will take the service out into key places in the community and fix bikes where it suits you.

People will be able to drop their bikes in to our new, fully-equipped mobile bicycle repair van. We will have a regular timetable of visits to local rail & tube stations, business parks, community venues and Watford General Hospital.

We are thrilled that cycling star Rob Hayles helped us showcase the initiative. He said; “A no-fuss, same day bike service where you need it is what we all want. That’s the great thing about what Watford Cycle Hub is doing.  It’s a real timesaver for busy people and families who might not be able to get their bikes over to a specialist shop. Keeping your bike well maintained is something we all have to do and anything that makes it a bit easier and faster is a massive help.”

We thank all our wonderful partners and supporters for helping us to develop this offer, particularly Hertfordshire County Council’s BIGHERTSBIGIDEAS who awarded a grant from their Local Sustainable Transport Fund to help extend our services.

More information including timetable and pricing to follow.

Watford Cycle Hub-a year down the line

The latest ‘About Watford’ magazine article celebrates the Watford Cycle Hub one year on!

extract from About Watford December 2013 ….. download the web version here

“Watford Cycle Hub is a community resource for people who cycle or want to cycle in Watford. Set up by Kate Jenkins as a ‘notfor-profit venture,’ with funding from Watford Community Housing Trust and the Council, the Cycle Hub is a place you can have your bicycle serviced, repaired and reconditioned by professionally qualified cycle mechanics. No job is too small for the Hub’s friendly mechanics or you can learn how to do all those things yourself! Tools and work-bays are available for hire with guidance and training available.

You can pick up free route maps, browse cycle magazines and use Wi-Fi, plus buy reasonably priced refreshments and cycle accessories. You can also get involved with community bike rides, meet other cyclists and join in with fun events. Of course, cycling doesn’t stop over the winter months. Watford Cycle Hub can help with Christmas gifts – from personalised cycle accessories, fully reconditioned ‘like new’ bikes and sessions to safely build new boxed bikes.

Maintenance modules can also help ‘winterise your bike’.

Highlights of the Hub’s first year include:
• a community award for junior apprentice, Adam Welch
• oversubscribed ‘women’s only cycling’ and ‘maintenance module’ programmes
• a Sky Ride local participation record for Cassiobury Park based rides
• a visit from the Prime Minister, British Cycling’s Sir David Brailsford and Olympians Victoria Pendleton and Sir Chris Hoy.

Everyone can get involved as a customer, volunteer, by donating unloved or outgrown bikes or helping to spread the word!”

About Watford December web version.pdf Watford  can be downloaded here

Visit Watford Cycle Hub at The Pavilion, Holywell Community Centre, Chaffinch Lane, WD 18 9QD,
tel: 01923 223994 go online to: www.watfordcyclehub.org.uk

Winter 2013 Newsletter

As the golden days of summer then the golden hues of autumn give way to the dank days of November thoughts turn to Christmas.

This newsletter looks back over an exciting first year and forward to Christmas, how we can help with your Christmas shopping and satisfy your cycling interests throughout the winter.

Our lovely refurbished facilities, plentiful free parking & a warm welcome guaranteed means we are the ideal place for all your cycling needs – use our services and facilities to keep your bike running whatever the weather. Pop in for a tea or coffee just to take a break, have a quick chat or use the dark hours to learn more about your bike.

Winter Warmers from Watford Cycle Hub

Kay, our Workshop Manager has put together a set of essentials to keep you & your loved ones cycling safely during the winter; from personal warming neck tubes/buffs and fluorescent waterproof gloves, high viz helmets, rucksack covers through seatpacks for emergencies to bike protection with cleaning tools, lubes & cycle covers.

View our flyer online & come and try personal items for size before ordering.

Prepare Your Bike For Winter

Ian, our Senior Apprentice & “mileage-eater” recommends you prepare your bike for winter with the following:

• Get your bike serviced before the winter season really gets under way

• Fit mudguards to help you & your bike stay clean

• Make sure your lights are up to the job

• Upgrade to tough, puncture resistant winter tyres

•‘Weatherproof’ your bike

We’re happy to guide and recommend the best options for you & your bike, so come & see us.  Click to view Winter 2013 Newsletter →

Go Ride Club Session

Go Ride Club Sessiongo-ride-bc222 Nov 2013 – 18:00 to 19:00 at Watford Cycle Hub, Chaffinch Lane, Watford – meet in the Social space.If possible bring your bike and lights, warm clothes and be ready for some fun! All 6-18 year olds welcome but remember you must have with you a signed consent form which can be downloaded from our website More details here

WiFi now available in our Social Space!

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Wifi is now available in our premises so if you want to come along for a chat you wont be out of touch!