WelHatCycling

People On Bikes

We 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.

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 proposed future events. Note: details and dates may change so please check nearer the time.

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Forthcoming Events for 2016

February 2016

SECOND SUNDAY SOCIAL RIDE

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.

We start in Campus West car park in Welwyn Garden City and leave at 11am so please arrive in time for signing in. It's about 9 miles each way and not very hilly. You can see the route here.

Please bring a lock, lights and suitable clothing. Also note it's Valentines Day so feel free to bring your heart on your sleeve.

MONTHLY MEETING

Don't forget our next monthly meeting. Please see here for how to get in.

Past Events from 2016

JANUARY 2016

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.

Past Events from 2015

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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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