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

  • 24 Aug: St Albans to Winslow Richard led a super ride of nearly 74 relatively flat miles. It was a bright but chilly start from St Albans, with frosts reported from parts of the UK - and ...
    Posted 27 Aug 2014 22:19 by South Herts
  • 17 Aug: Ride to Heybridge Basin I think we had about 18 out on Sunday's ride from Norton Heath to the Essex Coast at Heybridge Basin, although cyclists rarely stay still long enough to be ...
    Posted 20 Aug 2014 10:56 by South Herts
  • 10 Aug: Big Bertha Mike was most dissappointed to cancel our picnic ride as no-one else turned up.  However, some we know were doing the 86 mile version of the Surrey 100 as ...
    Posted 11 Aug 2014 00:00 by South Herts
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See our Frequently asked questions page for guidance on riding with us.  Tell us which rides may interest you  and please contact Richard Stubbs for more information. 

CTC logo: Winged Wheel - Founded 1878

Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
President: Jon Snow
Chief Executive: Gordon Seabright
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.
CTC Charitable Trust: A company limited by guarantee, registered in England no.5125969. Registered as a charity in England and Wales No 1104324 and Scotland No SC038626.

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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:

These 35 mm square mudguard/frame stickers have been specially produced for South Herts CTC and will be available soon from ride leaders.  They are free to members and will help to promote the club, so do take some to adorn your bikes.

South Herts CTC have designed the 25 and 50 mile routes for a Herts Cycle Challenge in support of the local Rennie Grove Hospice.

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

Weekend rides to end August 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.

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.

See the winners in the 2013 photo competition.

Read about our 2013 tour to The Cotswolds.

Remembering Jack Eason - an inspiration to long-distance cyclists.

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