Watford Cycle Hub
The Pavilion
Chaffinch Lane
Watford
WD18 9QD

01923 223 994

07818-047-838

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Mon.Closed
Tue.9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed.9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu.9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri.10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat.9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun.9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Dacorum Cycle Hub
Sports Pavilion
Cupid Green Playing Fields
Redbourn Road
Hemel Hempstead
HP2 7BA

07927 726716

Mon.Closed
Tue.Closed
Wed.10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu.Closed
Fri.Closed
Sat.9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun.9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Leavesden Cycle Hub
The Community Building
Leavesden Country Park
College Road
Abbots Langley
Hertfordshire
WD5 0NX
07340 866123

Mon.Closed
Tue.9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed.9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu.9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri.9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat.9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sun.9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Stevenage Cycle Hub
Fairlands Valley Park
Six Hills Way,
Stevenage
SG2 0BL
07379 229318

Mon.Closed
Tue.Closed
Wed.9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu.9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri.9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat.9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun.9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Learn to Ride & Bikeability Courses

kids biking

Want your kids cycling safely on the road…..

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What is Bikeability?

Bikeability is ‘cycling proficiency’ for the 21st century, designed to give the next generation the skills and confidence to ride their bikes on today’s roads.

There are three Bikeability levels, with each level designed to help improve their cycling skills, no matter what they know already. Levels 1, 2 and 3 take trainees on a journey from the basics of balance and control, all the way through to planning and making a journey by themselves on busier roads.

To start Bikeability children must be able to ride a bike without support.

Level 1 will help new riders to control their bike before they move on to developing on-road skills at Level 2.

Level 2 is tackled by children in Years 5 or 6 (aged 9+), before they leave primary school.

Level 3 teaches trainees how to ride in different and more challenging traffic situations, and is usually completed by children of secondary school age.
To register participants must have already successfully completed Level 2.

Kids will enjoy learning the skills and developing the confidence to ride their bikes on today’s roads.

The courses start on the dates below, click on a course for more information and to book online.  

Book early as places fill quickly.

Upcoming Bikeability Courses. levels 1, 2, and 3
(The Level 2 courses also covers Level 1)

Other Kids Courses

All students will require a rider information and participation consent form to be filled in
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If we don’t have a course listed above, you can show your interest on the form at https://www.watfordcyclehub.org.uk/interested-in-course/

Women Only bike maintenance sessions

Women Only Maintenance Sessions aimed specifically for women who want to gain a better appreciation and be less reliant upon others for the basics of getting home safely if something goes wrong and be more comfortable when asking for help.

The two, two & a half hour practical, hands on sessions at the Cycle Hub workshop are designed to be progressive and sociable in the company of other like-minded women.

Session One ‘Get Me Home’

Session Two ‘Care For My Bike’

Register your interest on-line…

To register an interest and to be informed when these sessions are next run.

Which courses are you interested in?


The next Women’s Only Maintenance Sessions will be listed below

Women’s Only Cycling Courses

Cycle Courses for Women

If you’ve never ridden a bike before or would like to boost your confidence cycling these courses are for you!

Photo - The benefits of a bicycleThe objectives of these courses are to build confidence in a safe and friendly environment, to encourage women to take up cycling and to prepare women for the summer programmes or rides generally.

Helmets and bikes are available for hire on request.

There will be three programmes to cater for various abilities:

1) Absolute Beginners:

  • For those who have never learnt to ride or have little or no confidence or skills on a bike.
  • By the end of the course, you will have gained sufficient skills and confidence to take part in ‘traffic free’ rides.
  • This course has a high instructor to participant ratio (1:3).
  • The course will comprise three sessions.
  • The complete course costs £40.
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2) Confidence Boosters

3) Cycle More

This course is a development of our successful Confidence Boosters course

  • This is for women who can ride 100 meters or more but are not confident and would like to develop their skills.
  • By the end of the course you should have built up enough skills and confidence to ride longer distances including routes on low traffic suburban routes including safe routes to school and work.
  • The course will comprise 6 sessions.
  • The sessions will cover what to eat, what to wear and the basics of fixing a puncture and taking care of your bike in order to make your cycling an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
  • The complete course costs £60.

4) Intermediates

  • This is for women who are comfortable riding on traffic free routes and would like to build up confidence on the road.
  • By the end of the course you will have polished your cycling skills and be more confident riding on major suburban and commuter routes.
  • The course will include two sessions and one ride.
  • The complete course costs £30.

All participants will require:

  • A bike in ready to ride condition (if requested a free bike check can be done in advance).
  • Suitable clothing including; warm kit, gloves, sensible footwear and a showerproof layer. Note that it is wise to avoid baggy clothes that might get caught in mechanical parts.
  • In date helmet
  • Have completed and returned ‘Rider Information Traffic Free Consent Form.

Our schedule of women only cycling has had funding support from the local councils so our prices are considerably less than you might expect. We recommend early sign up!

If you can’t make these courses please register your interest using the below form so we can schedule future courses. Please include your mobile number and information as to which location you would prefer

https://www.watfordcyclehub.org.uk/interested-in-course/

Bike Maintenance Courses

The Cycle Hub offers bike maintenance courses. They are 2½ hour to 3½ hour group training sessions from professional mechanics to guide through maintaining your own bike from the basics to more challenging levels. From £25

The courses run throughout Autumn. This module will include:

  • Basic bike anatomy
  • Checking your bike (M check)
  • Identifying and using tools
  • Punctures

Email or call to book in for this session – training@watfordcyclehub.org.uk, 01923 223994

Other modules we provide include:

Adjusting Your Brakes

  • Bike anatomy – brake detail
  • Brake types
  • Identifying and using brake related tools

Chains and Caring

  • Chain Anatomy
  • Brake types
  • Tools and products – identifying and uses
  • Repair and changing chains

Get those gears right (front and back)

  • Gear Anatomy
  • Background
  • Tools

Fitting and removing brake and gear cables

  • Brake and gear cable anatomy
  • Background
  • Tools

Servicing your Wheel Hubs

  • Wheel anatomy
  • Background
  • Tools

Servicing Your Head Set

  • Head set anatomy
  • Background
  • Tools

Servicing Your Bottom Bracket

  • Bottom bracket anatomy
  • Background
  • Tools

Wheels

  • Introduction with relaxation session
  • Building
  • Truing

Round up Refresher

  • Bike anatomy
  • Tools