South Hertfordshire Cyclists' Touring Club

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Our cycle rides usually start in St Albans, Hatfield or Hertford.  All starting points are near to train stations and parking facilities. This means 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.

What do we do? 

We are a leisure cycling club with weekly rides on Sundays and Wednesday evenings.  Shorter/easier rides are run on Saturday mornings.  

Sunday rides have a morning coffee break, lunch stop and (summertime only) a tea break in the afternoon.  The first Sunday each month we lead a shorter morning ride too.  In fact 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.  

Saturday Saunter morning rides are no more than 20 miles and go at a speed that suits everyone. 

Our popular midweek rides start from St Albans on Wednesday evenings and aim for an energetic 90 minute ride to a local pub.

We also run 5 Miles to Fabulous rides especially for women and have occasional car-assisted rides, weekends away and longer tours.  

Recent ride reports

  • 16 Nov: St Albans to Hyde Heath Eleven of us met at St Albans for another ride into the Chilterns, famed for its picture postcard countryside, pleasant lanes and villages.  We were pleased to see two new ...
    Posted 19 Nov 2014 23:08 by South Herts
  • 9 Nov: Hatfield to Wareside A dry, fine and warmish day’s forecast resulted in twelve of us being at the start in Hatfield. Our elevenses destination was Church Farm, Ardeley, which is well out ...
    Posted 12 Nov 2014 03:01 by South Herts
  • 2 Nov: Hatfield to Hertford When it rains it pours.  Sunday morning 9.15, the place ASDA Hatfield and the event a half day ride around the quiet lanes of Hertfordshire. Today we welcomed a ...
    Posted 6 Nov 2014 23:09 by South Herts
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You can try a few rides before joining the CTC. See our Frequently asked questions page for guidance on riding with us.  Tell us which rides may interest you  and please contact Carol Brazier for more information. 

CTC logo: Winged Wheel - Founded 1878

Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
President: Jon Snow
Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC): A company limited by guarantee, registered in England no.25185. Registered as a charity in England and Wales No 1147607 and in Scotland No SC042541

South Herts CTC logoJoin us for sociable cycle rides on quiet lanes in South Herts. Please contact Carol Brazier for more information. 

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Next rides and events:

Looking for a shorter weekend ride at a more leisurely speed? Join the alternative ride most Sundays and one Saturday a month.  See Weekend and Wednesday rides pages for full listings and details.

Latest News:

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
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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.

Register your commuting miles at the Big Herts Cycle Challenge and maybe win a prize.

Weekend rides to end December now published.

South Herts CTC is elevated to 'Formal Member Group' status in the CTC.  This means we are an independent group with our own organising committee. 26 Feb 2014.

Five Miles to Fabulous rides started again on 8 March 2014, which was International Women's Day, and run through to November.

Mid-week ride points are now being published on the Wednesday Evening Rides page.

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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CTC news online: Read the latest CTC news - Cycle Mag., Cycle Clips, Cycle Digest, Club Shorts, Bikeclub, etc.

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