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.




Reports from some of our rides:
  • 2017-09-28 Enjoying the beautiful autumnal weather Our Thursday ride venue was the Crooked Billet in Colney Heath.  Kev's route went via Aldi in Hatfield  to check outs its latest cycling offers; others made their own way as is usual for a Thursday Ride.  Surprisingly for us all, it was warm enough to eat in the garden. Photo Steve Rickards  
    Posted 29 Sep 2017, 00:32 by Steve Rogers
  • 2017-09-26 Seen on the A Ride - flytipping Steve Rickard writes: "We could not believe the obstacle in the road on the A ride on Tuesday. An enormous pile of rubbish. Fly tipping , the council was on the case. There was a road closed sign too to warn motorists! It certainly wasn't a 'rubbish' ride. By lunchtime we were totally 'wasted' Very nice day , great weather and turn out of 19 for the A ride to Berkhampstead. Well done Kevan ...  lovely route.
    Posted 26 Sep 2017, 23:41 by Steve Rogers
  • 2017-09-14 Semaine Federale in Epinal 2018 - interested? Steve Rickard writes: The French Cycling week is in it's 80th year next summer. They are holding the event in Epinal, Vosges from 5-12th August 2018. There is information on their website plus I have an information pack I can show you. You book on this web site. It's great value and you can add it to your summer holiday itinerary.  My wife and I attended the 2017 rally in Normandy and absolutely loved it. There were 10,000 cyclists. But we were able to be in a small Brit part of the campsite by booking together. There will be 7 days of cycling with about 5 routes to choose from each day ...
    Posted 14 Sep 2017, 08:52 by Steve Rogers
  • 2017-09-02 Julian Olver rides 205 miles over 3 days in SSAFA's 'Ride to the Somme'. Julian Olver, club regular, writes: "I've always admired SSAFA's work with our Armed Forces, especially after completing four operational tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. In April this year I was asked to take on the role of Chairman of the NW London Branch of SSAFA and this moved me to join the Ride to the Somme to raise funds. Below is one soldier's story which typifies the work that SSAFA does. Louis served with the parachute regiment, completing two tours of Iraq and Afghanistan. While on patrol in in Helmand he was injured by a grenade and his leg was badly damaged, later being amputated. After he was medically discharged SSAFA were there to help Louis retrain ...
    Posted 9 Sep 2017, 01:37 by Steve Rogers
  • 2017-08-29 Eric Cullen is spotted reading a map! Jane Elsmore writes: "Stopping by the picturesque church in Kensworth, the B group couldn't believe their eyes when Eric appeared to be lost and had to consult his map.  But he was just checking that the Hollicks Lane climb was going to be at least 1 in 7!  Eric led a very enjoyable ride in the sunshine to Hunters Lodge, Whipsnade including a couple of brutal climbs." 
    Posted 29 Aug 2017, 08:40 by Steve Rogers
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