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: The Extra Mile
  • Meet: Harlow Garden Centre Cafe - beside M11 J7
  • Meet time: 9:30 am
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: TBA
  • Lunch: Booking Hall Cafe in Rayne
Thu 29 Jul
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: St Albans, Inn on the Park
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Leighton Buzzard, The Globe Inn, 01525373338, Gary McMahon
Tue 03 Aug
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: St Albans
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Martin TBD
Tue 03 Aug
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group B
  • Meet: Inn on the Park....outside the cafe grounds
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:45 am
  • Lunch: circular ride ....tba
Tue 03 Aug
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: Rothamsted
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: The Boot at Kimpton
Tue 03 Aug
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: Harpenden, Rothamsted
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Great Offley, Red Lion, 01462768281, Kevan Harrop
Tue 10 Aug
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Hatfield
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Fish & Eels or River Palace Cafe or picnic by river
Tue 10 Aug
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group B
  • Meet: Rothamsted
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:45 am
  • Lunch: circular ride ....Hemel Hempstead area picnic on Boxmoor Common
  • Tea: Old Hemel outside St Marys Church
Tue 10 Aug
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 10 Aug
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: Hatfield, Harpsfield Hall
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Wareside, The Chequers, 01920467010, Liz Cruse
Tue 17 Aug
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Harpenden
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Peter TBD
Tue 17 Aug
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group B
  • Meet: Smallford Farm shop
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:45 am
  • Lunch: circular ride ... via Pansanger and Hertford
Tue 17 Aug
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 17 Aug
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: * Stokenchurch for car-assisted Thames valley ride...
  • Meet time: 9:30 am
  • Departure time: 10:00 am
  • Elevenses: Stoke Row
  • Lunch: Benson, Waterfront Cafe, 01491833732, Kevan Harrop
  • Tea: Turville Heath
Tue 24 Aug
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: St Albans
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Mark - TBD
Tue 24 Aug
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group B
  • Meet: Rothamsted
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:45 am
  • Lunch: circular ride ....tba
Tue 24 Aug
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: Jenny's Hertford
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: The Star Hoddesden
Tue 24 Aug
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: Hatfield, Harpsfield Hall
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Botany Bay, Robin Hood, 02083633781, Peter Bullen
Tue 31 Aug
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Hatfield, White Lion Square
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Gosmore, Bird in Hand or picnic close by
  • Tea: Wheathamstead
Tue 31 Aug
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group B
  • Meet: Inn on the Park....outside the cafe grounds
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:45 am
  • Lunch: circular ride ....tba
Tue 31 Aug
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: Rothamsted
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 31 Aug
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: St Albans, Inn on the Park
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Aldenham, The Round Bush, 01923855532, Perham Harding
Tue 07 Sep
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 07 Sep
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: St Albans
  • Lunch: Chorley Wood, Black Horse
Tue 07 Sep
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: Hatfield, White Lion Square
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Tonwell, Robin Hood & Little John, 01920463352, Bob Page
Tue 14 Sep
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 14 Sep
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Wheathamsted
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Mangrove Green, King William
Tue 14 Sep
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: St Albans, Inn on the Park
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Marsworth, Anglers Retreat, 01442822250, Gary Dixie
Tue 21 Sep
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 21 Sep
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Hatfield
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Bragbury End, Chequers
Tue 21 Sep
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: St Albans, King William IV
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Mangrove Green, The King William, 01582728086, Chris Knox
Tue 28 Sep
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 28 Sep
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Harpenden
  • Lunch: Lilley, Lilley Arms
Tue 28 Sep
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 05 Oct
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: St Albans
  • Lunch: Aldenham, Round Bush
Tue 05 Oct
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 12 Oct
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Wheathamsted
  • Lunch: Preston, Red Lion
Tue 12 Oct
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 19 Oct
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Hatfield, White Lion Square
  • Lunch: Hertford Heath, The Goat
Tue 19 Oct
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 26 Oct
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Harpenden
  • Lunch: Great Offley, Red Lion or picnic close by
Tue 26 Oct
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 02 Nov
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: St Albans - near Clock Tower
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Chipperfield, Two Brewers
Tue 02 Nov
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 09 Nov
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Wheathamsted
  • Lunch: Hertford
Tue 09 Nov
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 16 Nov
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Hatfield
  • Lunch: Potters Bar, Oakmere Park
Tue 16 Nov
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 23 Nov
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: St Albans
  • Lunch: Sarratt, The Boot
Tue 23 Nov
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 30 Nov
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Harpenden
  • Lunch: Knebworth, Litton Arms
Tue 30 Nov
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 07 Dec
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: St Albans
  • Lunch: Welham Green, Sibthorpe Arms
Tue 07 Dec
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 14 Dec
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Wheathamsted
  • Lunch: Watton at Stone
Tue 14 Dec
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 21 Dec
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Hatfield
  • Lunch: Studham, The Red Lion
Tue 21 Dec
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 28 Dec
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: St Albans
  • Lunch: South Mimms, Black Horse
Tue 28 Dec
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 04 Jan
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 11 Jan
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 18 Jan
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 25 Jan
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 01 Feb
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 08 Feb
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 15 Feb
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 22 Feb
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:15 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 01 Mar
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Upcoming Events

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