Welwyn Hatfield Cycling

People On Bikes

We run a social ride on the second Saturday of every month. The rides generally use segregated cycle paths or quiet roads around our area and are suitable for teenagers and adults.

We also run family rides to particular events that we think might interest people. These will be fairly short and should be suitable for children of all ages. Children should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Start time and starting point vary depending on the ride, so do check the events listings below. Rides are free and open to all, but when you arrive you will have to sign in.

Destinations that we visit may have an entry fee, this will be noted in the ride details.

If you'd like more information on any ride, or if you would like to suggest a ride, please email us. Details on the Contacts page.

Click here for a list of all proposed events for 2014. Note: details and dates may change so please check nearer the time.

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Forthcoming Events for 2015

February 2015




February's ride will take us on a circular route around the edge of Welwyn Garden City using bridle paths, cycle paths and local roads. The route covers a total of approximately 16 miles and visits Tewin, Welwyn and Ayot Green on the way. We will take in the high and low points of the area, so some hills are inevitable. But you can walk up them if you wish, you won't be left behind. Around 3 miles of the route is un-surfaced, or rough gravel, so you might prefer to use a mountain bike for this ride. But don't worry if you only have a touring bike, none of the off tarmac bits are very muddy.

The ride starts at 11am from Morrisons, Panshanger. We will stop for lunch en route and return to Morrisons by approximately 3:30pm.

Don't forget to bring a lock, lights and suitable clothing.

Ride leader Roger, phone 07507 335304 (on the day only).

Past Events from 2015

January 2015



Well I will be honest. Half an hour before the ride the rain was falling heavily and the wind loud. I'd just had a call from one person to say not coming due to the weather and my son had decided not to come along. I headed for the starting point in Hatfield Market Place expecting no one to show. I'm pleased to report I was very wrong. When three riders turn up who have come from Luton (actually riding from Welwyn) something must be going right with our publicity! So there were ten of us who set out. The sun came out and although it was cold, as the Tour de Hatfield was a ride round town, we were nicely sheltered from the wind.

Riding around Hatfield
Exploring Hatfield cycle routes

The aim of the ride was to remind people just how many cycle paths Hatfield now has, so we did a loop round Ellenbrook and de Havilland Village using the cycle lanes in the business park, followed by the Alban Way, now back to full width with cleared edges and then the quiet streets of Old Hatfield. Through Streamwoods one rider had a close encounter with a falling branch, not something that's happened before. Our grand finale was to ride the new Woods Avenue cycle path ending with a well-earned coffee at Hatfield Coffee House.

Sitting in Hatfield Coffee House
Good coffee!

Past Events from 2014

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Past Events from 2013

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Past Events from 2012

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Past Events from 2010

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Past Events from 2009

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