St Albans

  • We ride on: Tuesdays

Welcome to the St Albans Section of the Forty Plus Cycling Club

We are one of the larger sections in the club with over 100 members in St Albans and the surrounding area, including Harpenden, Hatfield, Welwyn, and parts of N London. We have an active programme of formal Tuesday rises, informal rides, trips away and social events. We are a social cycling club and most rides incorporate one or more cafe or pub stops providing a chance to catch-up with old friends and make new ones.

Prospective members and guests are welcome to join us for a few rides – please contact Martin or one of the ride organisers.

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Section Secretaries

Martin Phillips
40plusstalbans@gmail.com

Our Rides

On a typical Tuesday, we have five different rides allowing members to choose a ride to suit their ability and inclination. Rides start variously at St Albans, Hatfield, Harpenden and Welwyn / Potters Heath with occasional car-assist rides to explore further afield. Tuesday rides normally start with coffee, followed by a ride to lunch (less than 10 to over 20 miles depending on the group), and then a ride back home – typically we leave the lunch spot in groups according to home destination. Please take a look at About Our Rides for information on typical ride distance and pace.

In addition to the scheduled Tuesday rides, many of our members get together to ride on other days. The Extra Mile is an experimental ride group that goes out on a Friday, weather and volunteers permitting (see ride list below). There are also ad-hoc informal rides organised at short notice via social media – speak to your ride organiser if you would like to be added to one of these groups.

Some of our keener riders routinely post to Strava and although we are a social cycling club, competition around the leader board has at times been stiff with even the odd whiff of underhand tactics being used to catch the competition napping on a Sunday evening.

We also enjoy cycling abroad and in 2019 there were two different trips to Majorca and one to France.

GPS Routes Library

Routes linking common start points and destinations

GPS Routes LibraryStart Point
Now available forPoppins – Hatfield
reference or reuse.Inn on the Park – St Albans
Click on the start point toRothamsted
see what is available.Morrisons -St Albans

News

COVID

St Albans section resumed club rides starting Tuesday 30th March. Our ride programme for the coming weeks is given below.

Please contact the ride organiser / leader beforehand so that they can advise arrangements for meeting up. On the road and at stops, please ensure that you follow social distancing restrictions in force at the time and be respectful of fellow riders.

Upcoming Rides

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

  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Principal leader: TBD
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 09 Aug
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Potterers
  • Meet: Sue's, Potters Heath, AL6 9ST
  • Departure time: 11:30 am
  • Principal leader: Ian/Owen
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 09 Aug
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: St Albans, Waterend Barn
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Perham Harding
  • Lunch: Berkhamsted, The Crown (not necessary to 'phone)
Tue 09 Aug
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group B
  • Meet: St Albans - Smallford
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:45 am
  • Principal leader: Roger Pask
  • Lunch: The Star, Hoddesdon
  • Tea: The Dutch Nursery.
Tue 09 Aug
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Wheathamstead - Brewhouse Cafe
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Dan Dorrian
  • Lunch: Hertford Heath, The Goat
  • Tea: TBA
Tue 09 Aug
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Principal leader: TBD
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 16 Aug
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Potterers
  • Meet: Sue's, Potters Heath, AL6 9ST
  • Departure time: 11:30 am
  • Principal leader: Ian/Owen
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 16 Aug
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: Hatfield, Harpsfield Hall
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Gary Chambers
  • Lunch: Hoddesdon, The Star (not necessary to 'phone)
Tue 16 Aug
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group B
  • Meet: St Albans - Smallford
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:45 am
  • Principal leader: Patrick Hodson
  • Lunch: Spokes, Codicote
  • Tea: Chez the Hodsons
Tue 16 Aug
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Hatfield - White Lion Square
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Mark Harrison
  • Lunch: Enfield, Myddleton House
  • Tea: TBA
Tue 16 Aug
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: Rothamsted
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Principal leader: Ted
  • Lunch: The Boot at Kimpton
Tue 23 Aug
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Potterers
  • Meet: Sue's, Potters Heath, AL6 9ST
  • Departure time: 11:30 am
  • Principal leader: Ian/Owen
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 23 Aug
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: St Albans, Waterend Barn
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Rudy Pedri
  • Lunch: Mangrove Green, King William 01582728086
Tue 23 Aug
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group B
  • Meet: St Albans
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:45 am
  • Principal leader: Richard Stubbs
  • Lunch: tba
  • Tea: tba
Tue 23 Aug
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Harpenden - Rothamsted Research Cafe
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Tony Stennett
  • Lunch: Mangrove Green, King William
  • Tea: TBA
Tue 23 Aug
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Principal leader: TBD
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 30 Aug
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Potterers
  • Meet: Sue's, Potters Heath, AL6 9ST
  • Departure time: 11:30 am
  • Principal leader: Ian/Owen
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 30 Aug
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: Rothamsted
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Kevan Harrop
  • Lunch: Croxley Green, The Artichoke 01923778677
Tue 30 Aug
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group B
  • Meet: St Albans
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:45 am
  • Principal leader: David Gardner
  • Lunch: tba
  • Tea: tba
Tue 30 Aug
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: St Albans - Inn on the Park
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Dave Andrews
  • Lunch: Aldbury, The Greyhound
  • Tea: TBA
Tue 30 Aug
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Principal leader: TBD
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 06 Sep
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Potterers
  • Meet: Sue's, Potters Heath, AL6 9ST
  • Departure time: 11:30 am
  • Principal leader: Ian/Owen
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 06 Sep
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: Marston Vale Community Forest Centre Cafe, Marston...
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
Tue 06 Sep
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group B
  • Meet: Forest Centre at Marston Vale.
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:45 am
  • Principal leader: Terry Kent
  • Lunch: tba
  • Tea: tba
Tue 06 Sep
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Forest Centre, Marston Vale - Beds.
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Martin Philips
  • Lunch:
  • Tea: TBA
Tue 06 Sep
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Principal leader: TBD
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 13 Sep
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Potterers
  • Meet: Sue's, Potters Heath, AL6 9ST
  • Departure time: 11:30 am
  • Principal leader: Ian/Owen
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 13 Sep
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: St Albans, Waterend Barn
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Nick Lemon
  • Lunch: Asheridge, Blue Ball 01494758305
Tue 13 Sep
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group B
  • Meet: St Albans
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:45 am
  • Principal leader: Jan Maitland
  • Lunch: tba
  • Tea: tba
Tue 13 Sep
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Hatfield - White Lion Square
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Trevor Arnold
  • Lunch: Epping Green, Beehive
  • Tea: TBA
Tue 13 Sep
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Principal leader: TBD
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 20 Sep
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Potterers
  • Meet: Sue's, Potters Heath, AL6 9ST
  • Departure time: 11:30 am
  • Principal leader: Ian/Owen
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 20 Sep
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: Hatfield, Harpsfield Hall
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Peter Bullen
  • Lunch: Stevenage, The Standing Order (not necessary to 'phone)
Tue 20 Sep
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group B
  • Meet: St Albans - IOP
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:45 am
  • Principal leader: John Edwards
  • Lunch: Roundbush, Aldenham
  • Tea: Simmons London Colney
Tue 20 Sep
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Harpenden - Rothamsted Research Cafe
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: TBA
  • Lunch: Great Offley, Green Man
  • Tea: TBA
Tue 20 Sep
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: The Extra Mile
  • Meet: Hatfield
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Trevor
  • Lunch: Hunsden TBA
  • Tea: TBA
Fri 23 Sep
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Principal leader: TBD
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 27 Sep
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: St Albans, Waterend Barn
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Bob Rall
  • Lunch: Potters Bar, Admiral Byng, (not necessary to 'phone)
Tue 27 Sep
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group B
  • Meet: Rothamsted
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:45 am
  • Principal leader: Alan Punter
  • Lunch: tba
  • Tea: tba
Tue 27 Sep
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: St Albans - Inn on the Park
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Martin Philips
  • Lunch: Aldenham, Round Bush
  • Tea: TBA
Tue 27 Sep
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Principal leader: TBD
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 04 Oct
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Principal leader: TBD
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 11 Oct
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Principal leader: TBD
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 18 Oct
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Principal leader: TBD
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 25 Oct
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Principal leader: TBD
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 01 Nov
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Principal leader: TBD
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 08 Nov
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Principal leader: TBD
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 15 Nov
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Principal leader: TBD
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 22 Nov
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Principal leader: TBD
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 29 Nov
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Principal leader: TBD
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 06 Dec
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Principal leader: TBD
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 13 Dec
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Principal leader: TBD
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 20 Dec
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Principal leader: TBD
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 27 Dec
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: The Extra Mile
  • Meet: Various locations: St Albans, Hatfield, Wheathamst...
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Various
  • Lunch: Various locations
Sat 31 Dec
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