Our Facebook News, Rides and Alike Our Facebook News, Rides and Alike Click Here to see our up and coming Rides! Breakfast ride stopping at the Boot in Sarratt. Click Here to see our up and coming Rides!The Highway Code for cyclists The Highway Code for cyclists Lower High Street Cycle Route, Watford The Integrated Transport Projects (ITP) team of Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) was requested to develop proposals to improve cycling facilities to the south of the town centre .... Lower High Street Cycle Route, Watford
Bridge crossing at Latimer on one of Steve's cross country rides
Back of Belsize and Sarratt, resting up.
Blackwells cafe in Chipperfield a regular place for mid-ride coffee breaks
Ealing Ride
The Blue Rides Booklet
Handover of petition to Three Rivers District Council
Social Evenings
Cardiff Road Closure, campaigning for cycle access
Lazy afternoon

Come on get on your bike and join us!

If you want to join us on a ride then just turn up at the stated start point, have a look at the up and coming Rides. We have rides most weekends, some weekdays & summer evenings, they start at several places around Watford like the Harvestor in Croxley, Morrisons, Watford Cycle Hub.

Our riders come from Watford, Bushey, Garston, Oxhey, Rickmansworth, Croxley, Chandlers Cross, Pinner and other areas in SW Hertfordshire.


About Spokes

Spokes is the local cycle club for South West Hertfordshire, formed to encourage cycling by organizing rides & campaigning for better & safer cycling routes.

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

You do not have to be a member. If you choose to join it is only £10 a year. Benefits include a Newsletter four times a year & discounts at local cycle shops.

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Rides & Events

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!


Latimer Loop

A lovely ride into the near Chilterns

At the car park entrance to the Harvester meet Brian ready to be away at 10am.

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Denham Ride

A ride along the Colne Valley

At Watford Cycle Hub, Holywell Community Centre meet Peter ready to be away at 10am.

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Vineyard Ride

Out via Flamstead to Frithden Vineyard, back via Great Gaddesden

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Christmas Ride to Albury/Frithsden

A festive ride out via Whelpley Hill to Frithsden vineyard, back via Potten End.

At The Nap, Kings Langley. Meet Katherine ready to be away at 10am. Free car parking available.

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Mid festive ride to St Albans

Enter St Albans from the north, via Potters Crouch back via Gorhambury Estate

At WD17 1AB

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This is a picture of Maureen and Pam in 2011, about to start campaigning at our stall. Next door is another stall advertising:
“Win a Mini! Free prize draw. Ask here for details.”

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Issue 95: Winter 2017

Don’t let winter weather dampen your spirits!


Issue 94: Autumn 2017

Enjoy autumnal changes along leafy lanes.


Issue 93: Summer 2017

Summertime and the cycling is breezy.

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