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

Reports from some of our rides:
  • 2018-11-29 Farewell to John Shaw Long time member John Shaw has returned to his roots up north.  Talking to Kev we both remember him as a staunch and reliable member, a regular A Ride leader, who always led interesting and invariably difficult rides. Of relatively slight build he was an extraordinarily deceptive cyclist, modest in demeanour and always happy to volunteer as back marker where his turn of speed often came in handy.  True, he didn't suffer fools gladly and had strong opinions (which were usually pretty spot on) but we wish him well and remember him as one of the club's great characters and outstanding ride leaders.  I think he was a little camera shy (natural modesty perhaps) and looking through all ...
    Posted 29 Nov 2018, 02:35 by Steve Rogers
  • 2018-10-06 Semaine Federale 2019 Steve Rickard writes:"Next years Semaine Federale is in Cognac 4-11 August 2019.  It should be a good one.  The webpage is seems to be all in French but you can see the rides etc.  Seven days of cycling in the Charentes Regionbased in Cognac.  It is mostly based around camping.  Most takea  campervan now and I would recommend this.  Super organisation with 4-5 rides a day.  Decorated routes and festival atmosphere.  Tea stops with music, dancing and good choice of food.  Fancy meals at the Permanence with ten course and music and cognac.  Warm welcomefrom people in the area.  Many villagers put out decorated bikes and tables with local produvce.I have the booklet ...
    Posted 6 Oct 2018, 03:15 by Steve Rogers
  • 2018-09-11 Founders Day B Riders at the Forest Centre Eleven B Riders set off from Marston Moretaine from the Forest Centre on this Founders Day car assist ride.   The B Group's 21.5 mile ride had been designed by Terry Kent as had all the group rides for Founders Day.  Thank you again Terry (pictured centre with beard).  Photo: Pat Kenedy 
    Posted 18 Sep 2018, 23:07 by Steve Rogers
  • Majorca 2019 - Cycling in Alcudia Majorca - Thursday 2nd May 2019 For many years 40 Plus St Albans section riders have arranged a week's (some arrange 10 or 14 days) cycling in Majorca.  Riders from the North and East Herts sections join us.  Last year we were based in Alcudia and the majority of us stayed at the Delfin Azul Hotel (a Tui resort) - see photo.  We had a great time and for 2019 we have opted to stay again at the same hotel.  Alcudia as a location offers cyclists of all levels excellent riding on generally quiet roads, to small towns, the sea and interesting countryside.  The level of each daily ride is very much determined by who goes: last year there were around 30 riders so there was ...
    Posted 16 Sep 2018, 00:23 by Steve Rogers
  • 2019-9-11 Founders Day - Forest Centre lunch Our Founders Day circuits ended at the Forest Centre where 51 Forty Plus Members enjoyed lunch at the Millenium Cafe.  Thanks were proposed to Terry Kent and Jan Maitland who had organised such an enjoyable day for both St Albans and North Herts riders.  Photo Pat Kennedy
    Posted 19 Sep 2018, 02:31 by 40 Plus CC St Albans
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