Sunday 30th September 2018 10:00am

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

Tel. 01923 223994

Free Car Parking,
Toilets,
Indoor Social Area to Meet Pre-Ride,
Use of Track Pump for Tyres,
Access to Drinking Water to Fill Water Bottles.

For Notice of Our Upcoming Rides, Join our Watford Cycle Hub Rides Group! :)
https://www.letsride.co.uk/groups/watford-cycle-hub-social-rides

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WatfordCycleHub/, WD18 9QD

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

  • 21.5 miles
  • All bike types
  • 4 hr
  • Challenging
  • Watford
  • Adults 16+ only

Starting point




Hertfordshire
WD18 6LB

We will take on this scenic 'Challenging' category ride, averaging a pace of 8-10 mph over the route. We are also running another group for this ride paced to average 11-12 mph, so please join that group, if better for you: https://www.letsride.co.uk/rides/watford-cycle-hub-chenies-chess-valley-pace-average-11-12-mph

The route is mainly on quiet and very lovely country lanes through Chandler's Cross, Belsize, Flaunden and Chenies. The special challenges on this route are: a long, winding descent into the Chess Valley, where we can re-group down by the River Chess; followed by a short, steep climb up to Chenies & the Van Hage Garden Centre for huge slabs of cake or whatever you fancy! : )

Refreshed, we will then descend again into the Chess Valley and then climb out of the river basin via Flaunden Hill, which gives you the chance to take on a long, steady climb that has a final steeper section just as you near the top, and a green dragon peering at you - no really - its head looks over from the garden of the pub of the same name! We will then meander back through the country lanes to Watford Cycle Hub.

Please bring:

- Appropriate clothing for the conditions on the day & perhaps a small rucksack so you can put layers on / take layers off as need be...

- A drink (electrolyte drinks recommended)

- Snacks, e.g. jelly babies, flapjack, bars or gels - whatever works for you! :)

- Money for the café stop at Van Hage if you want to buy coffee and cake...

- Two spare inner tubes

Changing an inner tube is faster than getting out the rubber glue, should anyone suffer a puncture on the day & our Ride Leader team are happy to help fix it should you need it.

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 Not-For-Profit, do free assessments and promise to give you an honest price if your bike needs fixing, fine tuning or a full service. :)

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    Ride Leader
  • Breeze Champion

    Breeze Champion

Georgia Sear

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    Ride Leader
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Evelyn Gloyn

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