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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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.

Riders, Sarah, Ian, Cath, Richard, Lesley, Jacqui, Nick, Kate and Veronica

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 Watford Cycle Hub

 

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

Courses at Watford Cycle Hub

Bikeability Courses

Bike Maintenance Modules

Women Only Maintenance Sessions

Fix Your Bike

Kids Learn To Ride

Kids Skills Development

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.

Read More About BikeRegister

 

Rider Information and Participation Consent Form

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Rider Information and Participation Consent Form

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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?

Awards

 

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.

Dorothy Thornhill Visits The Watford Cycle Hub

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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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Watford Cycle Hub’s Business Support Options

With more and more people choosing to cycle regularly Watford Cycle Hub wants to help make it easy for people to make cycling a realistic transport option for short business trips and their daily commute.

Working in partnership, Hertfordshire County Council, has through its BIGHERTSBIGIDEAS package has awarded Watford Cycle Hub a grant from its Local Sustainable Transport Fund to help extend our Pavilion Workshop services with a fully-equipped van to make regular visits and provide affordable, no-fuss, same day cycle repair & maintenance services where it suits people the most.

We are currently building a regular programme of locations including Watford General, local rail stations, business parks and community venues.

  • Repairs & services are carried out by experienced, professionally qualified cycle mechanics
  • Affordable competitive menu of services
  • From complete service package bundles to just a ‘tweak’ ……. “no job too small & we’ll find the cheapest way to keep you cycling safely”
  • Take away the hassle & free up time to be out enjoying a leisure ride!!
  • drop your bike in for service as part of a planned journey
  • Check your bike in, continue with your day & pick it up to ride home.
  • Confidence that you’re leaving your bike in good hands AND supporting a local social enterprise   “working in the community for the community”

We offer three maintenance service options to support your organisation:

      Dr Bike

      Fleet & Pool Bikes

      Mobile Mechanic

 

     Dr Bike on a chosen day & time we come to your organisation and conduct bike safety checks with quick & easy minor repairs & adjustments.  Additional works identified can be booked direct with Watford Cycle Hub.

Bookings made for service at the Pavilion Workshop within one month with work conducted & paid for within three months will benefit from a 10% discount. for more details click here

 

     Fleet & Pool Bike safety checks & maintenance of bikes for organisations who have invested in a fleet of pool bikes for use by their employees.

 

     Mobile Mechanic we bring our workshop to you for your employees.  This can be a regular visit or one-off.

We will work with you to identify the most suitable place to set up the mobile service and publicise the service to your employees and make it easy for them to ‘book in’ for a service.

 

Before agreeing a date & time select the support level that suits you best:

 

Option A – Standard service.

Employees pay us direct for the services, parts & accessories they have.

 

Option B – Labour support.  

A step up from Dr Bike & Option A with the organisation paying for the labour element of our time on site. 

Costs are defined by the pre-determined time we spend on site & the number of mechanics assigned.  You decide.

Employees pay us direct for the parts & accessories used in the service.

 

Option C – Bespoke.

Watford Cycle Hub will work with you to understand the service, benefit or outcome the organisation wants to provide for their employees and together we’ll develop an agreeable proposal.

Mobile Mechanic Service

Watford Cycle Hub – your one-stop-shop for all things cycling – extend our Pavilion Workshop services to provide a no-fuss, convenient same day Mobile Mechanic ServiceMobile Cycle Mechanic Van

  • Repairs & services by experienced, professionally qualified cycle mechanics
    Fully equipped van with Pavilion Workshop backup.
    Affordable competitive menu of services
    From complete service package bundles to just a ‘tweak’
  • “no job too small & we’ll find the cheapest way to keep you cycling safely”
    Take away the hassle & free up time to be out enjoying a leisure ride!!
    drop your bike in for service as part of a planned journey
    Check your bike in; continue your onward journey; pick up on your return.
    Confidence that you’re leaving your bike in good hands AND supporting a local social enterprise “working in the community for the community”

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Watford Cycle Hub in partnership with Herts County Council, through its 

BIGHERTSBIGIDEAS package awarded a grant from its Local Sustainable Transport Fund.

Service packages:

 

·        Safety Check – £25

·        Standard – £60

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·        Essential – £40

·        Overhaul – £120

Mobile Mechanic Contact: 07948-601-504 mobile@watfordcyclehub.org.uk

How It Works:

  • Check your bike in with us from 6:00am (Booking form available online.)
  • Agree works to be conducted and preferred method of payment.
  • “no job too small & we find the most cost-effective way to keep you cycling safely”
  • FREE assessment & advice to help you prioritise what’s needed.
  • We’ll always get your authority to proceed with any works needed.
  • We contact you on completion by text or email for payment.
  • You make payment with either: · BACs • Payment Card • Cash
  • We receive notification of payment from you via email or text
  • You collect by 6:30pm on your return journey
  • In exceptional cases we can arrange:
    • ‘Storage’- £3/day
    • ‘Same Night Drop’ – £5 + mileage ‘Next Day Drop’ – price on request
    • (3 miles of station free then 55p/mile)

 LABOUR PRICE LIST * 

Service packages:

·        Safety Check – £25

·        Standard – £60

 

·        Essential – £40

·        Overhaul – £120

Brakes

 

                     Adjust (rim brake – each)

                     £ 5

                     Service / replace pads (rim brake – not Magura)

                     £10

                     Adjust (cable disc – each)

                     £ 8

                     Service / replace pads (cable disc)

                     £12

                     Adjust (hydraulic disc / rim – each)

                     £10

                     Service / replace pads (hydraulic disc / rim)

                     from £25

 

 

Gears

 

                     Adjust / index

                     £5

                     Service / replace derailleur

                     from £15

                     Clean / replace chain

                     £10

                     replace chainset

                     £10

                     replace bottom bracket

                     £15

 

 

Wheels

 

                     Tyre / tube change

                     £8

                     Service hub (each)

                     £15

                     True wheel (each)

                     from £15

                     Replace spoke / true

                     £18

                     Wheel build (each)

                     from £30

 

 

*All prices do not include parts

  Please contact us in advance for parts prices and availability.

  email:    workshop@watfordcyclehub.org.uk               tel:    01923-223-994

Other Services available from our Pavilion Workshop  – open 6 days a week

* 10% Concession to ALL Watford Community Housing Trust residents; students; seniors & job seekers.

Dr Bike

Watford Cycle Hub’s Dr Bike

 Mobile Cycle Mechanic VanWhat is Dr Bike?

We will send our Mobile Cycle Mechanics to your event, community group, school or workplace to conduct bike safety checks with quick & easy minor repairs & adjustments of those bikes that have been ridden or brought in.

Most minor problems can be fixed on the spot, with more major problems being referred to our main Pavilion Workshop at Watford Cycle Hub, King George V Playing Fields, Tolpits Lane, WD18 9QD.

Dr Bike is a great way of encouraging people to travel to work or school by bicycle and promotes bike safety through maintenance.

If you’re within a 3 to 5 miles radius of Watford Cycle Hub we may use our fully equipped Cargo Bike to travel to you!

If you’re further afield or it’s a more major event we will use our fully fitted & equipped Mobile Mechanic Service van.

Who uses Dr Bike?

Dr Bike offers a point of interest & attraction, though a growing number of organisations and employers, conscious of promoting sustainable and active forms of transport and wanting to promote regular cycling use the service as a to reward cyclists or an introduction to our other Fleet & Mobile Mechanic Services.

Dr Bike events are known to tempt new or less frequent cyclists to cycle in for the day just to get their bike serviced and prompt a more permanent modal shift!

How much does Dr Bike cost?

The charge for Dr Bike is £50/hr and we recommend a minimum of two hours on site and can be flexed in line with increasing demand.  Additional mechanics are charged at £40/hr.

The cost pays for the mechanic’s time and tools.  Any big parts that need to be replaced are purchased in addition to the hourly charge and invariably are borne by the bike owner.

For an organisations wanting to encourage employees to cycle and happy to extend their support we can provide a budget to incorporate minor parts in organisation’s offer.

All our mechanics are fully qualified and insured.

To find out more information or book Watford Cycle Hub’s Dr Bike?

Contact Watford Cycle Hub on 01923-223-994 or email office@watfordcyclehub.org.uk