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 Morrisons ( to follow )
 see what is available. Rothamsted ( to follow )

Reports from some of our rides:
  • 2018-05-29 RAIN RAIN RAIN The call warning us of the bad weather to come came though at lunchtime by which time it was too late.  It then rained from very heavy to totally drenching for the next 3 hours.  We rode home through flash floods that came up above our pedals and through blinding downpours, thunder and lightning.   My waterproof jacket worked well at first until the extraordinary rain worked its way downwards from my collar and upwards from my shorts.  Sounds terrible but it wasn't - it made us glad to be alive and oh so looking forward to that warm shower at the end of our cycling day.  Did any of our 5 Tuesday Ride Groups avoid the rain and if so ...
    Posted 30 May 2018, 01:46 by Steve Rogers
  • 2018-05-22 B Ride to Battleaxes Elstree The B group by one of the half dozen locks they passed on a 4.5 mile section of the Grand Union Canal, which formed part of a long flat loop around Watford, that also took in part of the Ebury Way, Cycle route 61 and the Abbey Way.  Alan Punter.
    Posted 22 May 2018, 23:46 by Steve Rogers
  • 2018-05-08 Mike Headland Michael Headland (80) cycling on the Alcudia, Majorca peninsula (left) and in holiday mood back at his hotel in Alcudia in late April 2018.   Michael was found dead in his house in Hatfield on 9 May 2018 after the 40 Plus ‘C’ group alerted his ICE contact.  Pictures: Pat Kennedy
    Posted 9 May 2018, 09:17 by Steve Rogers
  • 2018-05-01 May Day ride in the Lee Valley These annual rides to the Fish and Eels Pub at Dobbs Weir seem to kick off the summer and this was certainly the case this year. It was a little colder than expected but blue skies all the way. 17 riders headed out along White Stubbs Lane for the first long ride of the summer calendar.  Even though this is our third year it always seems fresh and our thanks go to Tony O'Byrne for leading another great day of cycling. In the background, the first of a number of sculptural intstallations that this part of the Lea Valley is so well known for.
    Posted 4 May 2018, 01:03 by Steve Rogers
  • 2018-04-18 40 Plus Riders in Alcudia 40 Plus cyclists from St Albans, East Herts and North Herts sections pose at the end of a tough climb to Ermita de la Victoria, near Alcudia in Mallorca.  Consensus was that the trip was a great success, the location good, the hotel fine and we had great weather.  The sheer diversity of rides is extraordinary and makes for an understandably popular cycling location - there are quiet roads, busy roads with cycle paths, steep climbs, easy climbs fast descents and long steady descents.  We cycled over 250 miles in 6 days.  What a terrific week (some are staying on for a second week) and many will be looking forward to returning next year.    
    Posted 21 Apr 2018, 10:11 by Steve Rogers
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