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How far can I cycle in 10 minutes?

One barrier to starting to cycle instead of driving is the perception that cycling will take much longer. For journeys of a mile or two, cycling is likely to take just a few minutes longer at worst and once you’ve defrosted a windscreen or sat in traffic, cycling can work out quicker! So, how far… Read More »

Ventoux – a cycle-themed show at Hertford Theatre

From the Hertford Theatre website: Saturday 22nd September, 7.45pm Tickets: £14, £12 concessions or £10 for groups of 10+ Duration: 60mins with no interval Suitable for: ages 15+ Ventoux is the most fearsome mountain encountered on the Tour de France. It is also the story of Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani – whose drug-fuelled race there… Read More »

Your views on the Sustrans Network

Sustrans are conducting a survey on their network of cycle routes across the country: Throughout 2018, Sustrans is undertaking a major review of the walking and cycling routes of the National Cycle Network . Millions of families, commuters and tourists use the Network every year and as custodians and champions of the Network we’d love… Read More »

Welwyn Garden City Town Centre Trial

Traffic & parking have been modified in Welwyn Garden City town centre for a trial period from 21 May to 17 June 2018.  Here are the details from the council’s flyer: “Hertfordshire County Council in partnership with Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council and supported by Welwyn Garden City BID are developing a scheme to enhance the… Read More »

Meet & Greet at Welwyn and Hatfield Stations

WelHatCycling were out last night (26 March) meeting cyclists arriving at Welwyn GC and Hatfield stations to introduce the group to our target audience of bike users and publicising the work we do to improve conditions and facilities for cyclists in the area. If you took a leaflet and are reading this, great!  Thanks for… Read More »

How safe is cycling in Welwyn Hatfield?

One of the main reasons cited for not cycling on roads is the perceived danger.  It is of course important to cycle in a safe and responsible manner, both for you and other road users.  However – what are the actual risks of being hurt in an accident? There is no perfect source of accident… Read More »

Alban Way daytime closures, February/March 2018

The Alban Way from the junction with Alban Park Industrial Estate to Station Road will will be temporarily closed from 19 Feb 2018 for approx 2 weeks between 9.30am and 3pm, Monday to Friday. This is to allow contractors to undertake woodland management works. See map below for affected section, and the district council’s recommended… Read More »

Free winter bike advice (St Albans)

St Albans Cycle Campaign is holding a free meeting – Get ready for winter – in Methodist Church Hall, Marlborough Road, St Albans AL1 3XG on Wednesday 22 November, starting at 7.30pm. Entry is free and all are welcome. You can keep cycling throughout the winter if you are prepared for the weather and riding… Read More »