Covid 19 July 2020

Our ride programme is suspended for the next few months at least , but in the meantime you may wish to ride in a socially distanced group of max 6 people from our club. You can form a group , or join a group, by adding your name to one of the forms given in the following link :-

Social distance rides booking form

East Herts

  • We ride on: Tuesdays and Fridays
  • Typical ride length: 30 miles

The East Herts Section meets at the Six Templars (Wetherspoons) in the centre of Hertford from 9.45 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays. We set off around 10.30 and ride to a pub, or sometimes a cafe, for lunch and afterwards we ride back together to Hertford.

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Section Secretaries

Anne Ramsden
40pluseherts@gmail.com

General information

All our routes are planned so as to use quiet country lanes as far as possible, and busy roads are generally avoided.

Although our club is called the 40plus, the current section membership ranges in age from early 50’s to mid 80’s. We are a sociable club with a good mix of male and female members. Cyclists turn up on racing bikes, hybrids, mountain bikes, folding bikes and recumbents. Each ride goes only as fast as the slowest person, and help is always on hand from the group to deal with mechanical problems.

Generally between 12 and 15 cyclists turn up for a ride, but this number can almost double at popular times of year. When there are more than 12 cyclists, we split into groups and set off with a gap between us, for safety reasons, and to make it easier for cars to overtake

Section rides are open to all members of the Forty Plus Cycling Club and we often have guests from other sections – and some East Herts members ride with other sections.

Tuesdays

On Tuesdays there is a choice of three rides: a ‘Relaxed Ride’ , or one of two ‘Moderate’ rides . 

Relaxed Ride.  This is led at a pace of about 8-9 mph and is aimed at those who prefer a relaxed pace. The distance covered very much depends on the time of year / weather / terrain etc. but is generally between 20 and 30 miles.

Moderate Rides.  As the name implies these are not a challenge rides, but are paced at around 10-12 mph and may complete longer mileages – perhaps up to 50 miles in the summer months. They are aimed at those with some experience of cycling. One of the Moderate rides is scheduled to the same lunch venue as the ‘Easy’ Ride – but via a different route; the second ‘Moderate ride heads for a separate lunch venue ~ for details follow the “Tuesday rides” link in the panel on the left

Fridays

On Fridays there are two moderate rides each going to different lunch venues, and occasionally these are extended beyond the 50-mile limit suggested for the Tuesday moderate ride. One of these two moderate rides may be led at a slightly higher pace. The actual pace will be set by the ride leader and will be influenced by the participants. Higher paced rides and longer rides will be indicated on the runs list ~ for details follow “Friday rides” links below

Upcoming Rides

The following applies to each ride unless otherwise stated within the individual ride information:

  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Tuesday Relaxed Ride
  • Meet: Hertford, Wetherspoons
  • Lunch: Sawbridgeworth, The Shed
Tue 26 Jan
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Tuesday A
  • Meet: Hertford, Wetherspoons
  • Lunch: Sawbridgeworth, The Shed
Tue 26 Jan
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Tuesday B
  • Meet: Hertford, Wetherspoons
  • Lunch: Aspenden, The Fox
Tue 26 Jan
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Friday A
  • Lunch: Roydon, Crusader
Fri 29 Jan
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Friday B
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Lunch: Dunmow, Dore's Kitchen Café
Fri 29 Jan
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Tuesday Relaxed Ride
  • Meet: Hertford, Wetherspoons
  • Lunch: Aspenden, The Fox
Tue 02 Feb
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Tuesday A
  • Meet: Hertford, Wetherspoons
  • Lunch: Aspenden, The Fox
Tue 02 Feb
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Tuesday B
  • Meet: Hertford, Wetherspoons
  • Lunch: ColemanGreen, John Bunyan
Tue 02 Feb
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Friday A
  • Lunch: Hitchin Green Man
Fri 05 Feb
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Friday B
  • Lunch: Threshers Bush (Essex), John Barleycorn
Fri 05 Feb
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Tuesday Relaxed Ride
  • Meet: Hertford, Wetherspoons
  • Lunch: Codicote, Spokes Cafe
Tue 09 Feb
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Tuesday A
  • Meet: Hertford, Wetherspoons
  • Lunch: Codicote, Spokes Cafe
Tue 09 Feb
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Tuesday B
  • Meet: Hertford, Wetherspoons
  • Lunch: Kimpton, The Boot
Tue 09 Feb
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Friday A
  • Lunch: Rushden, Moon & stars
Fri 12 Feb
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Friday B
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Lunch: Takeley Three Horseshoes
Fri 12 Feb
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Tuesday Relaxed Ride
  • Meet: Hertford, Wetherspoons
  • Lunch: Gustard Wood , Cross Keys
Tue 16 Feb
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Tuesday A
  • Meet: Hertford, Wetherspoons
  • Lunch: Gustard Wood , Cross Keys
Tue 16 Feb
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Tuesday B
  • Meet: Hertford, Wetherspoons
  • Lunch: Sawbridgeworth, The Shed
Tue 16 Feb
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Friday A
  • Lunch: Sawbridgeworth, Shed Café
Fri 19 Feb
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Friday B
  • Lunch: Lemsford Long Arm & Short Arm
Fri 19 Feb
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Tuesday Relaxed Ride
  • Meet: Hertford, Wetherspoons
  • Lunch: Whitwell, Emily's Tea Rooms
Tue 23 Feb
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Tuesday A
  • Meet: Hertford, Wetherspoons
  • Lunch: Whitwell, Emily's Tea Rooms
Tue 23 Feb
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Tuesday B
  • Meet: Hertford, Wetherspoons
  • Lunch: Codicote, Spokes Cafe
Tue 23 Feb
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Friday A
  • Lunch: Essendon, Candlesticks
Fri 26 Feb
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Friday B
  • Lunch: Puckeridge, White Hart
Fri 26 Feb
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Tuesday Relaxed Ride
  • Meet: Hertford, Wetherspoons
  • Lunch: Whitehills ,Whitehills Golf Club
Tue 02 Mar
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Tuesday A
  • Meet: Hertford, Wetherspoons
  • Lunch: Whitehills ,Whitehills Golf Club
Tue 02 Mar
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Tuesday B
  • Meet: Hertford, Wetherspoons
  • Lunch: Gustard Wood, Cross Keys
Tue 02 Mar
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Friday A
  • Lunch: Reed, Royston, Silver Ball Café
Fri 05 Mar
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Friday B
  • Lunch: Hooks Cross Three Horseshoes
Fri 05 Mar
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Tuesday Relaxed Ride
  • Meet: Hertford, Wetherspoons
  • Lunch: Rabley Heath,Robin Hood & Little John
Tue 09 Mar
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Tuesday A
  • Meet: Hertford, Wetherspoons
  • Lunch: Rabley Heath,Robin Hood & Little John
Tue 09 Mar
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Tuesday B
  • Meet: Hertford, Wetherspoons
  • Lunch: Whitehills, Whitehills Golf Club
Tue 09 Mar
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Friday A
  • Lunch: Matching Tye, Fox
Fri 12 Mar
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Friday B
  • Lunch: Sandridge, Queens Head
Fri 12 Mar
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Tuesday Relaxed Ride
  • Meet: Hertford, Wetherspoons
  • Lunch: Epping Green, The Beehive
Tue 16 Mar
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Tuesday A
  • Meet: Hertford, Wetherspoons
  • Lunch: Epping Green, The Beehive
Tue 16 Mar
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Tuesday B
  • Meet: Hertford, Wetherspoons
  • Lunch: Welwyn North,Cowper Arms
Tue 16 Mar
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Friday A
  • Lunch: Tewin, Rose and Crown
Fri 19 Mar
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Friday B
  • Lunch: Halls Green, Rising Sun
Fri 19 Mar
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Tuesday Relaxed Ride
  • Meet: Hertford, Wetherspoons
  • Lunch: Colman Green, John Bunyan
Tue 23 Mar
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Tuesday A
  • Meet: Hertford, Wetherspoons
  • Lunch: Colman Green, John Bunyan
Tue 23 Mar
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Tuesday B
  • Meet: Hertford, Wetherspoons
  • Lunch: Spellbrook (Esx) Three Horseshoes
Tue 23 Mar
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Friday A
  • Lunch: Harpenden Engineer
Fri 26 Mar
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Friday B
  • Lunch: Moreton, Ongar* Nags Head
Fri 26 Mar
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Tuesday Relaxed Ride
  • Meet: Hertford, Wetherspoons
  • Lunch: Spellbrook (Esx) Three Horseshoes
Tue 30 Mar
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Tuesday A
  • Meet: Hertford, Wetherspoons
  • Lunch: Spellbrook (Esx) Three Horseshoes
Tue 30 Mar
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  • Section: East Herts
  • Group: Tuesday B
  • Meet: Hertford, Wetherspoons
  • Lunch: Harpenden, Skew Bridge
Tue 30 Mar
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