Watford Cycle Hub
The Pavilion
Chaffinch Lane
Watford
WD18 9QD

01923 223 994

07818-047-838

email

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. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu. Closed
Fri. Closed
Sat. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun. 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Leavesden Cycle Hub
The Community Building
Leavesden Country Park
College Road
Abbots Langley
Hertfordshire
WD5 0NX
07340 866123

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

Stevenage Cycle Hub
Fairlands Valley Centre
Six Hills Way,
Stevenage
SG2 0BL
07379 229318

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

Services Summary

A one stop shop for all things cycling

In the community, for the community

We’re a non-profit community bike centre – not just a traditional bike shop. We’re in the Pavilion at the Holywell Community Centre. (see map) Feel free to pop in to our workshop at the Hub to meet the team, we’ll be happy to show you around.

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We offer bike repair services, maintenance courses and cycle training. We also accept your old bikes (the ones that have been cluttering up the back of your garden for years!) and recycle them, salvaging what we can. In turn we also sell affordable reconditioned bikes and bike parts.

We’re here to help you with advice and information about cycling and bikes, including local cycle routes and maps, news about locally led rides and cycling opportunities and advice on bike parts and maintenance.

Mission

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To promote cycling in the Watford area by providing information and practical support to all those who are interested in cycling. We want to be a positive contribution to the Watford community.

Overview of services we provide and cost

Bike service:

  • Safety check – £25
  • Essential – £40
  • Standard – £60
  • Overhaul – £120

Sale of reconditioned bikes:

  • Children’s 12” – 16” from £45
  • Children’s 18” – 20” from £55
  • Youths 24” from £65
  • Adult 26” and 700c from £95

Fix Your Bike…

Once you’ve got the know-how but lacking space or the right tools?

We have both with our ‘Fix-Your-Bike’ service!   Our qualified mechanics are on hand for expert help and advice (but not someone to do the work for you!)   Hire a fully-equipped work-bay for £7 per hour ……. also includes free tea, coffee, gloves and overalls for you; oil and grease for your bike.

New or reconditioned parts are also available to buy.

Email workshop@watfordcyclehub.org.uk to book a work bay ……

We offer a range of introductory cycling courses and skills courses e.g Bikeability.

If you are interested in registering on a course for yourself or for your organisation, please get in contact: training@watfordcyclehub.org.uk

Learn to cycle or get back in the saddle feeling confident and comfortable.

  • Beginners
  • Confidence boosters
  • Intermediates

See our courses page for more details

Bike Maintenance Courses

The Cycle Hub offers bike maintenance courses.  They are 2½-hour to 3½-hour group training sessions from professional mechanics to guide through maintaining your own bike from the basics to more challenging levels.  From £25

Click to view Bike Maintenance Modules →

Bike Maintenance

Repairs:

If your bike needs some attention you can either drop it in for a service (details below) or bring it in for a ‘Fix Your Bike’ session and use our workshop and tools to repair you own bike.  Our Mechanics will be on hand to offer help and advice.

Services:

  • Safety Check                                                             £25.00
  • Essential                                                                    £40.00
  • Standard                                                                   £60.00
  • Overhaul                                                                   £120.00

Do you have  the know-how but lack space or the right tools?

We have both with our ‘Fix-Your-Bike’ service!

Our qualified mechanics are on hand for expert help and advice

(please note that this is a DIY service using our tools and workshop !)

Hire a fully-equipped work-bay for £7 per hour

……. also includes free tea, coffee, gloves and overalls for you; oil and grease for your bike.

New or reconditioned parts are also available to buy.

Email: workshop@watfordcyclehub.org.uk to book a work bay ……

Cycle Courses

We offer a range of introductory cycling courses skills courses e.g Bikeability.

If you are interested in registering on a course for yourself or for your organization, please get in contact: training@watfordcyclehub.org.uk

What is Bikeability?

Bikeability is ‘cycling proficiency’ and is designed to give the next generation the skills and confidence to ride their bikes safely on the roads.

There are three Bikeability levels. A child will typically start Bikeability lessons once they have learnt to ride a bike, with 10-11 years old progressing through to Level 2, and then Level 3 at secondary school (11-18 years old).

Bikeability was developed by more than 20 professional organisations including the Royal Society for Prevention against Accidents and is supported by cross-Government departments including the Department for Transport, Department of Health and Department for Children, Schools and Families.

For more information visit the Bikeability page

Riding & Cycle Training

 Why should you Cycle?

Cycling is great for your health; it can be as low or high intensity as you like and it is a simple and effective way to keep in shape.

Not only is cycling good for your waistline but also it is good for your wallet!  Bikes require far less maintenance than cars or motorbikes, they cost less to insure and the only fuel you need to for them is the food you eat.

In crowded towns and cities cycling is often more time efficient than driving, it also saves you from the headache of parking.

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Route planning: http://www.mapmyride.com/