Come on get on your bike and join us!

SPOKES is the local cycle club 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.

If you are a SPOKES Member and want to join us on a ride then just turn up at the stated start point. Our three month programme of rides is published on this website, in the SPOKES quarterly newsletter, on Let’s Ride and on Facebook (one week ahead).

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.


Rides and Events

SPOKES will not be organising led rides until it is deemed safe to do so in respect of Coronavirus developments and government advice. We are monitoring the situation and a Rides Programme will be provided as soon as we are able.

Do keep checking this site as new rides do get added.

Ride Speed Guide

Slow: Gentle pace up to 8 mph
Medium: Average pace of 9 to 11 mph
Fast: Faster than 11 mph

Remember to bring: water, spare inner tube, lights, reflective and waterproof clothing as appropriate and turn up on time!

More rides…


Read the latest newsletters online.

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Issue 101: Summer 2019

Is this the real life or is this just fantasy?


Issue 100: Spring 2019

Are you ready for spring?


Issue 99: Winter 2018

Are you ready for winter?


Issue 98: Autumn 2018

Cycling Apps and Tools: what do you use?

Issue 97: Summer 2018

Read first then get out and RIDE!


Issue 96: Spring 2018

Join us for a Spokes Ride to welcome Spring!


Issue 95: Winter 2017

Don’t let winter weather dampen your spirits!

More newsletters…



SPOKES campaigns both to get better conditions for cycling in South West Hertfordshire and to encourage more people to enjoy cycling.


Watford Cycle Tour

After the previously mentioned Watford Cycle Tour, the campaigning team produced a short presentation showing Read more

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A short cycle tour around central Watford

Locations of special interest for cyclists.


Recent changes to the Lower High Street, Watford

To Ralph Sangster, Cabinet member for Highways, Hertfordshire County Council.


The proposal for the Reach Free School

Comments on access and transport for the Reach Free School.