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 Please contact Carol Brazier for more information. 
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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 some Saturday mornings.  

Sunday rides have a morning coffee break, lunch stop and (summertime only) a tea break in the afternoon.  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.

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.

Ride Reports
  • 14 Dec: Hatfield to Potters Bar Hertford. Would we make it to that destination, on a rather icy morning? To be honest I wasn’t really expecting anyone to come out when I left my home ...
    Posted by South Herts
  • 7 Dec: St Albans to Woodside Not many daylight hours at this time of year, so this ride was quite short. The weather forecast was rain in the morning and sunny in the afternoon, which was ...
    Posted 10 Dec 2014, 08:25 by South Herts
  • 30 Nov: Hatfield to Goff's Oak The Gods looked down kindly on us once more, after bad weather cancelled the previous Sunday ride, with a misty morning developing into a sunny, last day of autumn.  Following ...
    Posted 1 Dec 2014, 05:51 by South Herts
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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.  
Man holding up a medal
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.

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.

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.

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.  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,
17 Oct 2014, 09:47