Watford Cycle Hub
The Pavilion

Chaffinch Lane
Watford
WD18 9QD

01923 223 994
07818-047-838

email us!

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

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

Dacorum Cycle Hub
Sports Pavilion
Cupid Green Playing Fields
Redbourn Road
Hemel Hempstead
HP2 7BA

07927 726716

Mon. Closed
Tue. Closed
Wed. 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thu. Closed
Fri. Closed
Sat. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun. 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Our Supporters

bigherts

Summer holiday courses

Dates for Learn 2 Ride and Bikeability courses during the Summer holidays will be released in the next couple of weeks.

 

Social rides

Watford Social Rides

No events

Dacorum Social Rides

No events

Breeze – Women’s Rides

What's Coming Up

What’s coming up in the next month:

Go Ride

Please register online if you are planning to attend, this will help us with getting the right number of coaches for the evening sessions.

The next Go-Ride club events

Women’s Absolute Beginners, Confidence Booster 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 courses for Bikeability ( how to ride on the road) and Learn 2 Ride (how to ride without stabilisers)  

L2 Bikeability courses are running at Watford and Dacorum Cycle Hubs during the Summer holiday and are available to book now.

L2R courses for the Summer holidays at Watford and Dacorum are now available to book on the website.

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.

 

 

Learn to Ride & Bikeability Courses

kids biking

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.

To start Bikeability children must be able to ride a bike without support.

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 tackled by children in Years 5 or 6 (aged 9+), 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.  

Book early as places fill fast!

Upcoming Bikeability Courses…
(These courses cover both Level 1 and Level 2)


Other Kids Courses 

All students will require a rider information and participation consent form to be filled in
pdf-icon

If we don’t have a course listed above, you can show your interest on the form at

https://www.watfordcyclehub.org.uk/interested-in-course/

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.

 

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!

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!

Get Involved And Volunteer

Get involved as a volunteerHow Can You Help?

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 →