Campaigning wide

SPOKES campaigns for safer cycling routes, encouraging more people to cycle

We attempt to influence the County Council, Local Councils and other influential bodies to support & invest in providing a high quality cycling environment

As a member of SPOKES you can suggest and influence the issues we campaign for. You can also make written & photographic proposals which can be discussed within SPOKES & affiliated organisations & be submitted for this website

In this Campaigns area you will see some of the proposals that have been made in recent years

Campaigning News      Ongoing Issues


Cycling UK relaunches Fill that hole

Potholes are more than a nuisance, they can be a serious danger to cyclists and Read more

Watford Council and the Green Ring

SPOKES have been promoting the Green Ring for several years with the aim of providing Read more

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

Water Lane/High Street Petition

Watford Lower High Street Cycle Lane Danger for Cyclists and Wheelchair users Corner of Water Read more

Ebury Way News March 2023

The Ebury Way at Rickmansworth has become difficult to use, due to tree roots breaking Read more

Campaigning Issues the September 2022 Watford Cycle Forum

Following the September Watford Cycling Forum (see separate post), SPOKES have fed back to Watford Read more

Transforming Travel in Watford

SPOKES attended the Watford Cycle Forum on 15th September where the council presented, among other Read more

Stakeholder Workshop TRDC LWCIP

At the Watford and Three Rivers LCWIP Workshop recently, Eddie Jackson from Mott MacDonald presented Read more

The Ebury Way

After recent changes to the Rickmansworth end of the Ebury Way, SPOKES Chairman Roger Bangs Read more

Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans

On October the 6th, 2020, Watford Borough Council, Three Rivers District Council and Hertfordshire County Council Read more

Watford Cycle Tour – Proposed Watford Green Ring

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

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.