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.
What do we do?
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
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Holiday trip based in Albi, France
13-23 May 2016
CTC members are invited to join us in Albi. There are three possible ways of getting there:-
1. By plane to Toulouse and then a 30 mile cycle to Albi
2. By train direct to Albi
3. By ferry and car.
We are then going loosely to follow the routes set out in last year's Semaine Federale, but we are choosing what will hopefully prove to be a somewhat cooler time of year for our rides.
Contact Bill for information on transport and lodging.
Or use the Contact Us form.
TCC launched - Feb. 2016
The Touring Cyclist Club now has a website for real cycle tourists, with a forum to exchange useful info on touring and technical topics.
Read about our 2015 tour based at Burton upon Trent.
Neil has now won his 7th consecutive ride attendance award having missed only 10 Sunday rides.
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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CTC news online: Read the latest CTC news - Cycle Mag., Cycle Clips, Cycle Digest, Club Shorts, Bikeclub, etc.
First Aid: Free online cycling first aid course - what you need to know.
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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. Contact Us for further information or phone Carol Brazier for more details.
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