Get on your bike and join all of us!

SPOKES is the local cycle group for South West Hertfordshire, formed to encourage cycling by organizing rides and campaigning for better and safer cycling routes.

SPOKES campaigns both to get better conditions for cycling in South West Hertfordshire and to encourage more people to enjoy cycling. You are welcome to join our rides or help us out with campaigning.

Our three month programme of rides is published in the SPOKES quarterly newsletter, on Let’s Ride and on Facebook (one week ahead) and is available on Rides and Events.

Non-Members are welcome to join our rides but please book on Let’s Ride and, after 2 or 3 rides with us, we would encourage you to join SPOKES. We have weekday and weekend rides starting from various South West Hertfordshire locations.

Joining the SPOKES Facebook Group enables you to see updates on rides, reviews of our rides and contribute to the SPOKES cycling discussion but it does not make you a Member of SPOKES.  If you wish to join SPOKES, we would love to have you, it is only £12 a year and benefits include a newsletter four times a year and discounts at local cycle shops.


Cycling Routes From SPOKES

Offering cycle routes to encourage members and non-members onto their bikes, has always been an important part of SPOKES’ mission. First there was the Yellow Book. then the Blue Book and the Routes For All digital route library. Most recently SPOKES launched Members’ Routes where its members can share their own routes. SPOKES also has a Strava Club. So you have plenty of choice of routes to help you explore the lovely countryside in South West Herts and the Chilterns.


Rides and Events


Redbourn and Back

Ride leader: Paul

32 miles

Medium pace

Meet at Cafe in The Park, The Aquadrome, Frogmoor Lane, Rickmansworth

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Ashley Green

Ride leader: Peter

28 miles

Medium pace

Meet at Cafe in The Park, The Aquadrome, Frogmoor Lane, Rickmansworth

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Chipperfield Bricket Wood

Ride leader: Peter

23 miles

Medium pace

Meet at Harvester, Baldwins Lane, Croxley

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Rides get added to our programme at any time so check this page regularly

On rare occasions an event has to be cancelled. If you plan to attend an event, please check on this web site immediately before the event that there have been no changes to the arrangements

More rides…


Watford Green Ring leaflet

SPOKES have produced a double-sided A5 leaflet describing the 7-mile walking and cycling route around Read more

Water Lane in Watford Observer

SPOKES campaign for improving the safety at the Water Lane/Lower High Street junction in Watford Read more

Update on Water Lane junction

See the article in Watford Observer entitled ‘Campaigners are celebrating as a “dangerous” junction is Read more

Water Lane/High Street update

Watford High Street Cycle Lane Danger solution adopted by Herts County Council (HCC) SPOKES have Read more

More Campaigning issues…



Read the latest newsletters online.

Issue 118: Winter 2023

Issue 117: Autumn 2023

Issue 116: Summer 2023

Issue 115: Spring 2023

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