Join us for sociable cycle rides on quiet lanes in South Herts. Please contact Carol Brazier for more information.
Rides usually start in St Albans, Hatfield or Hertford. All starting points are near train stations and parking facilities and we have a mix of local residents and people from north London. We are a 'formal member group' of the CTC - the national organisation for cyclists – and one of four groups cycling in Hertfordshire.
We are a leisure cycling club with weekly rides on Sundays and Wednesday evenings. Shorter/easier rides are run on some Saturday mornings.
Sunday rides have a morning coffee break, lunch stop and (summertime only) a tea break in the afternoon. For a shorter ride, some people cycle back from coffee or lunch most Sundays; others stay out all day. As our weekend ride reports show, a Sunday ride to coffee and back could be 30 miles. In the summer months a full Sunday ride could be over 60 miles. In the winter, rides are shorter (about 40 miles) and the lunch stop nearer to the start so we can often get back before dark.
Our popular midweek rides start from St Albans on Wednesday evenings and aim for an energetic 90 minute ride to a local pub.
For your first ride try a Saturday Saunter morning ride as these are no more than 20 miles and go at a speed that suits everyone. Or, if you can average 12 mph, start with a Sunday ride to elevenses and back.
We also run 5 Miles to Fabulous rides especially for women and have occasional car-assisted rides, weekends away and longer tours .
Next rides and events
As CTC is supporting Ride London 2015, we’re taking this opportunity to promote our group, South Herts CTC and the great work and cycling we have planned all year round. We will be one of a number of CTC groups who are pitching up to showcase CTC, what we are about and how to get involved. We'll be based at the St Pauls Festival Zone on Saturday 1st August and running alongside our cycling promotion, CTC is running a Dr Bike service as well as providing marshalling support to make this big event run like clockwork.
If you would like to be a part of this opportunity to showcase CTC’s contribution to cycling and encourage more people to join our group, we want to hear from you. Without your help, we simply cannot provide the support needed to make Ride London run smoothly.
In return, CTC will offer travel subsidy, lunch and refreshments to all who come along as part of our volunteer group support. Each person will also receive a CTC t-shirt and other cycling goodies.
The event will see over 50,000 cyclists take to the closed roads of central London on an 8 mile circuit taking in the capital city and all it has to offer in a unique ride that you can’t get at any other time. Aimed at riders young and old, we hope that you will take up this opportunity to help us to show cycling enthusiasts just what an outstanding cycling organisation CTC is and promote the brilliant work in cycling that our local groups do.
If you could help us at Ride London, please contact Richard on 01727 834016 or email us at
Read about our 2015 tour based at Burton upon Trent.
Seventeen members enjoyed a good evening at our AGM & social evening at The Waterend Barn, St Albans on 27 October. Please see the annual report.
Neil receiving his 5th consecutive ride attendance award.
These 35 mm square mudguard/frame stickers have been specially produced for South Herts CTC and are available from ride leaders. They are free to members and will help to promote the club, so do take some to adorn your bikes.
Congratulations to Neil - winner of the Hargreaves Trophy for a 4th consecutive year.
Read about our 2014 tour of the Home Counties around London.
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