People On BikesWe run a social ride on the second Sunday of every month. The rides generally use segregated cycle paths or quiet roads around our area and are suitable for teenagers and adults.
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.
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SUNDAY 14TH FEBRUARY
EMILY'S VALENTINES DAY
In the past we've organised our social rides for the second Saturday in the month. We've changed this to the second Sunday to coincide with peoples' real day off.
So on Sunday 14th February we go to Emily's Teashop in Whitwell. Emily's is set in a barn in a farm surrounded by animals and regular farm activity and also has a bike shop where you can get repairs done and buy second hand bikes and related items. The teashop is a popular destination for cyclists.
This ride uses quiet backroads and bridleways and is suitable for adults and accompanied teenagers.
Please bring a lock, lights and suitable clothing. Also note it's Valentines Day so feel free to bring your heart on your sleeve.
With a news item in the Welwyn Hatfield Times, I hoped to see some new faces on the ride and so we did. On the downside, the weather wasn't great. Seven of us set off on the ride and seven made it back, but with a change of people along the way (you know who you are!) Given the wettest December on record, doing a bit of unsurfaced bridleway off the Alban Way was a bit risky, but we got through and those on mountain bikes had mud on their wheels, which looks good.
Most of the ride was on local cycle paths and this included our first official rides along the new Great North Road cycle path to Hatfield station and then the not finished but usable shared use path between French Horn Lane and Queensway. Work was very much in progress and is due to finish next month. Our finally loop round the south of town took in Streamwoods, Oxlease Wood and the annoying gates on the Great North Way, National Route 12. (How is any long distance cyclist with panniers is supposed to manage this bit?) Then up to the "Col de Hill Top" and back to town via the University for coffee and cakes. 10 miles without leaving Hatfield and without getting too wet. Not bad for January.