London ride, A414 response, easy local rides, Cycling UK women cycling survey (February news)

By | 25th February 2019

London Calling – exploring London’s new cycle routes; Saturday 23rd March 2019

Changed date! This ride is now on Saturday 23rd March 2019, as there are no trains on the Sunday.

Our first ride of 2019.  You’ll need to catch the train to London Kings Cross to join in.  We will do a 20 mile route taking in some of the older and newer bits of London cycle routes the highlight will be the whole of the Embankment route in both directions from Blackfriars to the Tower to Hyde Park and back. This will include riding past the Houses of Parliament.

Find out more here: http://www.welhatcycling.org.uk/event/london-calling-exploring-londons-new-cycle-routes/

The photo shows our group on Blackfriars bridge in 2017 when we last did a London ride.

London ride: Team on Blackfriar’s Bridge

A414 corridor strategy public consultation – our response

Last month I mentioned the A414 corridor strategy consultation.  We sent in our views based on the comments we received, for which many thanks.  The full response can be found on our website here: http://www.welhatcycling.org.uk/get-involved/campaigns-and-consultations/a414-corridor-strategy/   Please leave us a reply if you want to comment further. There is plenty which needs fixing like this:

A414 corridor needs fixing!

Easy local rides

If the May in February weather has inspired you to get out and cycle, but you aren’t sure what might be a good ride locally, try one of our DIY rides.  We have planned out a 4 mile circuit in both Welwyn Garden City and Hatffield, a 5.7 mile ride you can do from Stanborough Park or Mill Green or the 12.7 mile grand tour of both towns.   All four have gpx files you can download to use if you have a bike computer.  http://www.welhatcycling.org.uk/eventslist/diy-rides-in-welwyn-hatfield/

Group ride

Cycling UK’s women in cycling survey 2019

WelHatCycling are affiliate to Cycling UK for insurance and support purposes.  They want the views of women cyclists and have a survey.  Please do let them know your views:  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/womenscycling2019?fbclid=IwAR2Zkmvthj87F9IpSGXnn1RsYgKvj4niJd010faEVf0LwqVv3XxcebpRf8E

Facebook and Twitter

WelHatCycling are on both social media and so from time to time you will see us forward or post news to one or the other.  Do please join us:

Facebook:           welhatcycling

Twitter:                @WelHatCycling

Diary date:  Alban Way litter pick

As part of Clean Up Hatfield week we will be picking litter on the Alban Way in Hatfield on Saturday 6th April 2019.  See the events section for more information.

Team who pickerd litter in 2018
Litter pick 201

Join us for coffee on Wednesday 13th March 2019

Finally, over the winter we continue to meet as a group to plan for 2019 and respond to local projects and issues.  If you’d like to join use for coffee and cycling chat, you’ll normally find us at Humphreys, Campus West every second Wednesday at 7.15pm.  Do join us if you can.

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About Adam Edwards

Adam Edwards is the current chair of WelHatCycling. As a parent of two what matters most to him is utility cycling: getting to school, work, the shops, etc. He is particularly keen on group rides which involve cake. With his son Freddy, he's ridden all the way from Hatfield to Edinburgh on a tandem.