Forty Plus Cycling Club: North Herts Section
Section Secretary: Stuart Collins (01462 621799) email: 40plusNHerts at gmail.com
Rides Organiser: Geoff Perry (01582 618196)
“Whoever invented the bicycle deserves the thanks of humanity” Lord Charles Beresford, British MP
Section ride to The Pig and Abbot Abington Pigotts. 23rd February 2016
Welcome to the North Herts section of the Forty Plus Cycling Club. We are based in Letchworth Garden City and ride in North Hertfordshire, Central Bedfordshire and occasionally into Cambridgeshire. The distance covered on our rides is approximately 25 to 30 miles. Our group is of mixed experience and ability, so all are welcome. We generally meet at about 10:30 on a Thursday for a ride to lunch at a pub or sometimes a café / tea room. We meet at the Three Magnets, Leys Ave, (Wetherspoons). Please see our rides list for more details.
We cycle all year round, weather permitting, on both Tuesdays and Thursdays. Our Tuesday rides are in most cases longer than the Thursday rides and only advertised via e-mail. If you would like to be put on the e-mail list, contact Geoff or Stuart.
Alternatively, we sometimes travel down by train to join the East Herts, or St Albans section's on a Tuesday riding with them to lunch, and then heading back to Letchworth. Again advised by the e-mail list.
If you would like to try out two or three of our rides, to see if they are for you, please contact Geoff before the day of the ride, so that we expect you. Please complete and carry an ICE card with you when riding with us. See links page.
Our site also contains a list of pubs we use, showing their OS grid references.
There are some photos to browse through and a list of local links you may find useful.
If you would like more information on our rides, please contact Geoff or Stuart.
We are a small friendly group and are keen to attract new members. Despite our club name we welcome all new adult members over the age of 18. Our rides are quite varied and we are planning to do a few monthly specials through the summer.
We also support the Letchworth Arts & Leisure Group, (LALG) cycling group the "Garden City Wheelers" on the third Thursday of each month. This ride is aimed at beginners or cyclists who haven't ridden for a while. Please see the LALG monthly newsletter or website for further information. There is a link to the LALG website in our list of local links.
We also have our own Facebook page, North Herts Forty Plus Cycling, where we give a brief report on our rides and photos when available. You can also follow us on Twitter at Forty Plus Cycling @40pluscycling.