Forty Plus Cycling Club: St Albans Section
Section Secretary: Roger Hodgson   Tel. 07989 649526

Roger with bike
Welcome to the St Albans section of the Forty Plus Cycling Club. This section hosts published rides on both Tuesday and Thursday each week.

Tuesday is our main cycling day where every week we offer no fewer than 5 different rides each of a different level of ambition.  These rides start variously from St Albans, Hatfield, Welwyn or Harpenden, so there's something to suit everyone here

Thursdays are more sociable than strenuous, and as such provide a useful opportunity for newcomers to meet us and find out what we have to offer. We meet from 11.00 a.m. at "The Green Man" in Sandridge for coffee, after which we then cycle no more than 10 miles to a local hostelry for lunch.

 Recent / Pending GPS routes Start Point
 These are now available for Poppins - Hatfield
 reference or reuse.  Just click Inn on the Park - St Albans
 on the appropriate start point to Rothamsted
 see what is available. Morrisons -St Albans

   FOUNDERS DAY - Put it in your diary now ... 17th September

Reports from some of our rides:
  • 2019-06-20 Cala Bona, Slide Show by Pat Kennedy and Sue Jackson From Pat Kennedy Forty Plus CC - Cycling in Majorca - April 2019 with Jo, Alan, Mavis, Louise and others . . .'  A slide show of images to be presented by Sue Jackson and Pat Kennedy.  Colney Heath Village Hall - Opposite the Crooked Billet Pub -  Thursday 20 June 2019 at 8pm - All welcome 
    Posted 5 Jun 2019, 01:36 by Steve Rogers
  • 2019-06-03 Pete Wilkins 1929-2019 From Pat Kennedy - a photograph of the late Peter Wilkins, that I took in March 2014.  The photo demonstrates Peter's smart turnout, including his gleaming bicycle.   Alas, he never wore a cycle helmet that could have afforded some protection when he hit a pothole and crashed off his bike on his way to meet-up with the Forty Plus CC in Sandridge in March 2016.   I was pleased to note that the photo was reproduced in his funeral Order of Service, held in Hendon on 28 May 2019.   Don Wallace, President, Forty Plus CC gave a glowing tribute at Peter's cremation service.Kevan Harrop writes: Peter was a modest man, a stalwart, a gentleman and a perfectionist.  An ...
    Posted 3 Jun 2019, 08:47 by Steve Rogers
  • 2019-05-23 Sibthorpe Arms - Thursday Ride from Green Man via Wildhill to Welham Green Steve and Mike photographed at the Sibthorpe Arms after a lovely ride led by Kevan Harrop.  Steve Rickard is doing his Arnold Scwartznegger impression and Mike is therefore Danny Devito.  Good lunch for about 16 of us sat in the marquee on a bright sunny day.  Twins quote for film buffs:Julius Benedict: We're non-identical.Vincent Benedict: Oh yeah, 'cos as soon as I walked into this room, I felt like I was looking into a mirror.  
    Posted 24 May 2019, 09:24 by Steve Rogers
  • 2019-05 - 2 to 9 Alcudia - Hertfordshire 40 Plus annual Mallorcan cycling holiday 25 riders from the St Albans, East Herts and North Herts groups spent a great week in Alcudia riding up to 300+ miles over 6-7 days.  This image shows four of our lady riders Sue Lee, Jane Sherry, Anne Ramsden and Sheila Dawson at the peak of the hardest point of the 17km climb to the Monastery at Lluc - the Col de Feminia.  A great week of cycling plus eating and drinking with many of us staying at the Delfin Azul in Alcudai which did us proud (again).  
    Posted 10 May 2019, 00:32 by Steve Rogers
  • 2019-05-07 B Ride - Highway 61 revisited Alan Punter writes:  Today’s B ride was dedicated to Bob Dylan and the route entitled “Highway 61 revisited”.  Photo shows the B group at one end of Highway 61 in Ware (or as some of you know it National Cycle Route 61, aka Cole Green Way and Hertford to Ware towpath).For fans of Bob Dylan, 2019 is the 50th anniversary of his seminal concert on the Isle of Wight (hands up if you were there!).  If you weren’t, then there is an excellent tribute band, The Bob Dylan Story, appearing at Harpenden Halls on 6th June (I saw them earlier in their anniversary tour and they are well worth seeing).
    Posted 10 May 2019, 00:18 by Steve Rogers
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Photos from previous years can be viewed in our Picture Gallery.

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