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!


Chipperfield Off-Roader

An exhilarating off road ride from the lovely village of Chipperfield

At Blackwells meet Hugh ready to be away at 10am. There are several car parks around the common.

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Chiltern Ride

A ride in the Chilterns

At Amersham Station, meet Pam outside ready to be away at 11:30

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Social Ride and Pub Social

Meet up with other group members

At Harvester, meet Roger outside ready to be away at 7pm

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Redbourn Hub Ride

A ride to a well known cyclists' refuge

At Watford Rugby Club, meet Jeremy ready to be away at 10am

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Back of Sarratt and Back

A ride to the Chess Valley

At Harvester, meet Brian ready to be away at 10am.

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More rides…



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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Comment on the proposal for the Reach Free School

Following the public exhibition on the proposed school I make the following comments mainly concerned Read more


Read the latest Newsletters online:


Issue 93: Summer 2017

Summertime and the cycling is breezy.


Issue 92: Spring 2017

Sunny days will soon be back again.

2016 91

Issue 91: Winter 2016

A rest for members after Mick’s Breweries Ride.

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