19 Feb 2018

Following several delays, work to extend the 20-mph speed limit to the side roads round Holywell Hill, should be soon underway, the latest delay being caused by issues regarding underground services, according to Herts County Council.

3 Feb 2018

A new signpost has been erected on Batchwood Drive near the Redbourn roundabout that clarifies that the road to Batchwood Hall is a bridleway, open to cyclists & horse-riders, and can be entered despite the No Entry sign.

22 Feb 2017

Not using the blog so much these days

Now that we are routinely sending out monthly email newsletters to our members, the blog has slightly lost its purpose of being a quick way to post updates and news.
We are maintaining it, but not updating it so often.
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8 Feb 2016

Woodland management on the Alban Way

Keep an eye on the St Albans District Council Alban Way web-page, as there are about to be some closures to allow for woodland management as part of the GreenSpace Action Plan.
Staring 10th Feb for about three weeks.
It is very windy today, so congratulations to the Greenspace Management team, a fallen tree obstructing the Alban Way near Hill End was cleared the same day it was reported.

9 Jun 2015

Bike Week 2015

A list compiled by the St Albans Cycle Campaign of events we know about!  For a full list of Bike Week rides and events visit www.bikeweek.org.ukSt Albans City and District – Bike Week 2015

Saturday 13 June – STACC information stall at St Albans market.  In spite of rain, plenty of interested visitors.  Thanks to STACC volunteers for their time and expertise and enthusiasm.

Saturday 13 June 0930h – Five Miles to Fabulous
Seven ladies went on a women-only easy pace morning ride with coffee stop using traffic free routes and quieter roads.  It rained, they got as far as Old Hatfield and they mended a puncture.    South Herts CTC.

Sunday 14th June 1000h – SKY Ride Local - Wildlife and wilderness - 7 miler
Starting Point: L'olivo Restaurant, 135 Marford Road Wheatampstead AL4 8HN.  Two hour ride, Ayots and Ayot Greenway at Steady pace.  SKY ride

Tuesday 16 June 1000h - Lunch ride with the Forty Plus
Meet for coffee at the Inn on The Park, Verulamium Park, St Albans.  The ‘A’ ride leaves at 10.30 and rides to The Red Lion, Great Offley.  The ‘B’ ride departs at 10.45 and rides to the Green Dragon, Flaunden. Forty Plus.

Wednesday 17 June 1930h – CTC ride to the pub
A fast ride starting from St Albans War Memorial, 20 miles or so to the Waggon and Horses in Elstree, eta 2100h.  It is essential that you have front and rear lights (preferably 2 sets), puncture outfit, tyre levers, pump and spare tube.  South Herts CTC.

Thursday 18 June 0930h – Breeze to Welwyn Garden City for coffee
Women only steady pace longer morning ride taking in the Ayot Greenway, the Great North Way and the Alban Way.  Starts from Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre – gather by the cycle stands.  Breeze.

Thursday 18 June 1100h – Coffee and lunch with the Forty Plus
Meet from 11.00am at The Green Man in Sandridge and after coffee cycle no more than 10 miles to a local hostelry for lunch. FortyPlus.

Saturday 20 June 1000h - Saturday Saunter to Cyclists’ Cafe in Redbourn
Meet from 09:30 in Morrisons Cafe for this easy ride leaving from outside Morrisons Supermarket (Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL1 4SU) at 10:00. We lead you along quiet lanes to a break at a cyclists’ cafe in Redbourn then return to St Albans in time for lunch. Total distance will be up to 20 miles at an easy pace to suit everyone.  South Herts CTC.

Sunday 21 June 0900h - CTC Sunday ride
An all day ride starting from the War Memorial, St Albans.  Elevenses at Poppins, Chesham; lunch at Red Lion, Whiteleaf; afternoonses at St Michael's Church, Chenies.  Brisk pace of 12 – 15mph, expect to cover around 60 miles.  South Herts CTC.

Sunday 21 June, 1000h - SKY Ride Local - Eat, drink, ride - 29 miler
Meet in Sports Centre Car Park Rothamsted Park, Amenbury Lane Harpenden,AL2 5HU.  A challenging 4 hour ride on a hilly route – but with two cafĂ© stops to keep you going.  SKY Ride
More information:
South Herts CTC http://www.southhertsctc.org.uk
SKY rides  www.goskyride.com
Forty Plus      http://www.fortypluscc.co.uk/
Breeze rides    www.goskyride.com/breeze/index or, from main skyride page, tick the guided ride and women only boxes.

31 May 2015

Tour of Hertfordshire in St Albans City and District (just)

On Sunday 7 June the first of the Tour of Hertfordshire series of cycle circuit racing festivals takes place in the grounds of BRE Garston aka Bricket Wood.  This is a late change of venue.  More information at http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/transtreets/hertscounttravsurv/travelwise/webcycle/tourhertfordshire2015

There will be a Breeze ride going there in the afternoon, this is a women only bike ride.  Sign up at http://www.goskyride.com/Search/Details?eventid=60939

If you want to get there in your own time, the Cycle Streets suggested route (from Westminster Lodge) is http://www.cyclestreets.net/journey/44651348/

19 May 2015

Sandridgebury Lane drainage works - completed

All done.  There seems to be quite a bit of road closures of local lanes for drainage works at present, Coleman Green Lane has also been having ditches cleaned out.