Watford Cycle Hub
The Pavilion

Chaffinch Lane
WD18 9QD

01923 223 994


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

07927 726716

Mon. Closed
Tue. Closed
Wed. 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thu. Closed
Fri. Closed
Sat. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Women Only bike maintenance sessions

Women Only Maintenance Sessions aimed specifically for women who want to gain a better appreciation and be less reliant upon others for the basics of getting home safely if something goes wrong and be more comfortable when asking for help.

The two, two & a half hour practical, hands on sessions at the Cycle Hub workshop are designed to be progressive and sociable in the company of other like-minded women.

Session One ‘Get Me Home’

Session Two ‘Care For My Bike’

Register your interest on-line…

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Which courses are you interested in? Session One: Get Me HomeSession Two: Care For My Bike

To help us fund these courses, we would like to know whether you find the cost of £25 per session


Are there any specific areas you would like us to cover?

The next Women’s Only Maintenance Sessions will be listed below

Women’s Only Cycling Courses

Cycle Courses for Women

If you’ve never ridden a bike before or would like to boost your confidence cycling these courses are for you!

Photo - The benefits of a bicycleThe objectives of these courses are to build confidence in a safe and friendly environment, to encourage women to take up cycling and to prepare women for the summer programmes or rides generally.

Helmets and bikes are available for hire on request.

There will be three programmes to cater for various abilities:

1) Absolute Beginners:

  • For those who have never learnt to ride and have little or no confidence or skills on a bike.
  • By the end of the course, you will have gained sufficient skills and confidence to take part in ‘traffic free’ rides.
  • This course has a high instructor to participant ratio (1:4).
  • The course will comprise three sessions.
  • The complete course costs £30.
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2) Confidence Boosters

  • This is for women who can ride 50 meters or more but are not confident as they have just learnt to cycle or are returning to cycling after a gap and would like to develop their skills.
  • By the end of the course you should have a better understanding of gears, built up enough skills and confidence to ride longer distances as part of a group.
  • The course will comprise 3 sessions.
  • The complete course costs £30.

3) Cycle More

This course is a development of our successful Confidence Boosters course

  • This is for women who can ride 100 meters or more but are not confident and would like to develop their skills.
  • By the end of the course you should have built up enough skills and confidence to ride longer distances including routes on low traffic suburban routes including safe routes to school and work.
  • The course will comprise 6 sessions.
  • The sessions will cover what to eat, what to wear and the basics of fixing a puncture and taking care of your bike in order to make your cycling an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
  • The complete course costs £40.

4) Intermediates

  • This is for women who are comfortable riding on traffic free routes and would like to build up confidence on the road.
  • By the end of the course you will have polished your cycling skills and be more confident riding on major suburban and commuter routes.
  • The course will include two sessions and one ride.
  • The complete course costs £20.

All participants will require:

  • A bike in ready to ride condition (if requested a free bike check can be done in advance).
  • Suitable clothing including; warm kit, gloves, sensible footwear and a showerproof layer.  Note that it is wise to avoid baggy clothes that might get caught in mechanical parts.
  • In date helmet
  • Have completed and returned ‘Rider Information Traffic Free Consent Form.

Our schedule of women only cycling has had funding support from Watford Borough Council and therefore only costs £30 per course, so we recommend early sign up.

We’re hoping to secure further funding so if you can’t make these courses please register your interest using the below form so we can schedule future courses.

For more information email us at training@watfordcyclehub.org.uk or phone the cycle hub on 01923 223994.

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/