The longer days are back, so WelHatCycling will be out and about more. Thank you to everyone who chatted to us when we were out at the railway stations at the end of March. Three key things happening this month:
Wood Ave cycle path extension construction starts, 9th April 2018
Start of construction of the new cycle path up the south western section of Woods Ave. This extends the safe off-road cycle path from the Oxlease roundabout to Bishops Rise and will eventually continue to Hill Top and beyond.
The photo shows the end of the current cycle path. The extension will go round the trees to the left and then extend as shared use pavement up the hill. Funding came from the University as planning gain. Construction is expected to take 12 weeks, so we can look forward to an opening ride in early July.
A highland fling to Scott’s Grotto, Ware, 14th April 2018
Our first organised ride of the new cycling season. Leaving Hatfield at 11:00 we pick up Welwyn Garden City riders at the start of the Cole Green Way at 11:30. We can then admire the newly cleared of mud (hurrah!) surface of the route to Hertford where we will have lunch, ideally at Serendipity’s new café due to open that very day. On to Ware via the New River (not a river, not new!) to be at Scott’s Grotto. Full info on our website: http://www.welhatcycling.org.uk/event/a-highland-fling-to-scotts-grotto/
Clean up the Alban Way 28th April 2018
As part of clean up Hatfield. Meet at Wrestler’s Bridge at 10:00 for our annual litter pick along the Alban Way. http://www.welhatcycling.org.uk/event/alban-way-litter-pick-2/
- We’ve been busy responding to the draft Greenspace Action Plan for the Alban Way through Hatfield (https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/recycling-waste-and-environment/countryside-management/news/20180228-new-greenspace-action-plan-for-the-alban-way.aspx) and to specific issues at Ellenbrook where blind spots on the Alban Way are a concern.
- A fab video which could equally apply in Hertfordshire: Why Isn’t Cycling Normal in London? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gohSeOYheXg&feature=youtu.be
- Google announce the self-driving bicycle. https://youtu.be/LSZPNwZex9s (Yes I know I’m a few days late with this.)