Sunday 21st April 2019 10:00am

Starting from - Watford Cycle Hub, The Pavilion, Chaffinch Lane (off Tolpits Lane), Watford, WD18 9QD

Tel. 01923 223994

Please arrive at 9.45am, to be ready to leave at 10.00am.
If you are running late or cannot attend on the day, please call the cycle hub on the number above to let us know.

Free Car Parking, Toilets, Use of Track Pump for tyres and access to drinking water to fill water bottles.

Website: http://www.watfordcyclehub.org.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WatfordCycleHub

For notice of our upcoming rides join our Watford Cycle Hub Rides Group! :)
https://www.letsride.co.uk/groups/watford-cycle-hub-social-rides, WD18 9QD

This Watford Cycle Hub Rides ride is open for anyone to join

  • 18.9 miles
  • Mountain Bike
  • 4 hr
  • Steady
  • Watford
  • Children aged 8-15*, Children aged 11-15*, Adults 16+ only

Starting point




Hertfordshire
WD18 6LB

At just under 20 miles, the route is virtually flat along the Grand Union Canal towpath towards Denham with a little hill and gear practice on the way back as we take on some trails on National Cycle Route 6.

This is definitely a mountain bike specific route. Watford Cycle Hub can hire out mtbs. Call 01923 223994 if you would like to hire a mtb for this ride if you don’t own one. We are Not-For-Profit and our rates are very reasonable.

This will be a relatively slow ride (c. 7-8 mph average pace) partly to give people a chance to ride further at a comfortable pace, partly because routes involving the canal towpath and trails need a little more care, as well as consideration for other people out on a Sunday morning.

Children & teens are welcome to come with you on this route, if on mtbs with suitable knobbly tyres. We do not set an age limit, as we respect parents know their own children’s abilities and whether this ride would be a good stretch or a little too much at this stage…

We can stop at Fran’s Tea Room at Denham Deep Lock or ride a little further round to the Colne Valley Visitor’s Centre…so bring money if you would like to buy refreshments.

Please also bring layers and perhaps a backpack so you can put on or take off layers as needed. Bringing a drink and a snack is always good practice, as is bringing two spare inner tubes in case of punctures - as changing an inner tube is faster than getting out the rubber glue to mend a puncture. The Ride Leaders can help if anyone in the group has a puncture on the day. Watford Cycle Hub sell inner tubes from £4 new, or recycled ones for 50p patched, £1 with no patches.

Please check your bike is in good working order before the ride - especially that your brakes are working & your tyres are pumped.

If your bike might need a little more TLC or hasn't been ridden for a while, you can always bring it in for a free assessment; we're a Not-For-Profit, Community Enterprise and promise to give you an honest price if your bike needs fixing, fine tuning or a full service. :)

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At just under 20 miles, the route is virtually flat along the Grand Union Canal towpath towards Denham with a little hill and gear practice on the way back as we take on some trails on National Cycle Route 6.

On road, off road cycle paths and canal tow path

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    Ride Leader

Julian Graham

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