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 07 Dec
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: St Albans
  • Lunch: Welham Green, Sibthorpe Arms
Tue 07 Dec
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: Hatfield, Harpsfield Hall
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Mike Joseph
  • Lunch: Abbots Langley, Unicorn, 01923262287
Tue 07 Dec
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Potterers
  • Meet: Sue's, Potters Heath, AL6 9ST
  • Departure time: 11:30 am
  • Principal leader: Ian/Owen
  • Lunch: Stevenage Golf Complex
Tue 07 Dec
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group B
  • Meet: Cancel? - day of B's xmas lunch at Elephant & Cast...
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:45 am
Tue 07 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 14 Dec
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Lunch: Christmas Lunch Aldwickbury Golf Club - ticket event
Tue 14 Dec
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: Morrisons, St Albans, for a short ride before Chri...
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Kevan Harrop
  • Lunch: * Christmas Lunch, Aldwickbury Park Golf Club, 1230 for 1300
Tue 14 Dec
Important update
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Potterers
  • Meet: Sue's, Potters Heath, AL6 9ST
  • Departure time: 11:30 am
  • Principal leader: Ian/Owen
  • Lunch: Plume of Feathers,Tewin (Christmas Lunch)
Tue 14 Dec
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group B
  • Meet: St Albans? - ride for those not attending Xmas lu...
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:45 am
  • Principal leader: Jan Maitland
  • Lunch: tba
  • Tea: tba
Tue 14 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 21 Dec
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Hatfield
  • Lunch: Studham, The Red Lion
Tue 21 Dec
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: St Albans, King William IV
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Nick Lemon
  • Lunch: St Albans, Waterend Barn, 01727814100, (not necessary to 'phone)
Tue 21 Dec
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Potterers
  • Meet: Sue's, Potters Heath, AL6 9ST
  • Departure time: 11:30 am
  • Principal leader: Ian/Owen
  • Lunch: Red Lion, Woolmer Green
Tue 21 Dec
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group B
  • Meet: St Albans - Smallford
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:45 am
  • Principal leader: Colin Burns
  • Lunch: tba
  • Tea: tba
Tue 21 Dec
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: Wash Lane entrance to South Mimms Services
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Ian Constable
  • Lunch: Circular Route - please press the More Info button below
Tue 28 Dec
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: St Albans
  • Lunch: South Mimms, Black Horse
Tue 28 Dec
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: Hatfield, Harpsfield Hall
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: David Whiskerd
  • Lunch: Hatfield, Harpsfield Hall, 01707265840, (not necessary to 'phone)
Tue 28 Dec
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Potterers
  • Meet: Sue's, Potters Heath, AL6 9ST
  • Departure time: 11:30 am
  • Principal leader: Ian/Owen
  • Lunch: Robin Hood & Little John, Rabley Heath
Tue 28 Dec
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group B
  • Meet: Rothamsted
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:45 am
  • Principal leader: tba
  • Lunch: tba
  • Tea: tba
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
  • Principal leader: TBD
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 04 Jan
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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: Vernon Clough
  • Lunch: tba
  • Tea: tba
Tue 04 Jan
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: St Albans, Waterend Barn
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Bob Rall
  • Lunch: Aldenham, The Round Bush, 01923855532
Tue 04 Jan
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: St Albans
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: TBA
  • Lunch: Redbourn, Hollybush
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
  • Principal leader: TBD
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 11 Jan
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group B
  • Meet: St Albans
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:45 am
  • Principal leader: Colin Burns
  • Lunch: tba
  • Tea: tba
Tue 11 Jan
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: Hatfield, Harpsfield Hall
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: David Whiskerd
  • Lunch: Watton at Stone, George and Dragon, 01920832177
Tue 11 Jan
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Hatfield
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Mark Harrison
  • Lunch: London Colney, Colney Fox
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
  • Principal leader: TBD
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 18 Jan
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group B
  • Meet: Rothamsted
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:45 am
  • Principal leader: Jan Maitland
  • Lunch: tba
  • Tea: tba
Tue 18 Jan
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: St Albans, Waterend Barn
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Peter Bullen
  • Lunch: Chipperfield, Windmill, 01923264310
Tue 18 Jan
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Harpenden
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Gary Johnson
  • Lunch: Lemsford, Long Arm, Short Arm
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
  • Principal leader: TBD
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 25 Jan
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group B
  • Meet: St Albans / Smallford
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:45 am
  • Principal leader: David Gardner
  • Lunch: tba
  • Tea: tba
Tue 25 Jan
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: Hatfield, Harpsfield Hall
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Liz Cruse
  • Lunch: Tewin, Plume of Feathers, 01438717265
Tue 25 Jan
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Wheathamsted
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Deb Kirby
  • Lunch: WGC, Attimore Arms
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
  • Principal leader: TBD
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 01 Feb
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group B
  • Meet: St Albans
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:45 am
  • Principal leader: Marion Richardson
  • Lunch: tba
  • Tea: tba
Tue 01 Feb
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: St Albans, Waterend Barn
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Chris Selkirk
  • Lunch: Whipsnade, Old Hunters Lodge, 01582872246
Tue 01 Feb
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: St Albans
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Judith Hill
  • Lunch: Kimpton, The Boot
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
  • Principal leader: TBD
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 08 Feb
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  • 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 08 Feb
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: Hatfield, Harpsfield Hall
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Rudy Pedri
  • Lunch: Epping Green, The Beehive, 01707875959
Tue 08 Feb
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Hatfield
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Steve Rogers
  • Lunch: Bell Bar, Cock of the North
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
  • Principal leader: TBD
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 15 Feb
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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: Terry Kent
  • Lunch: tba
  • Tea: tba
Tue 15 Feb
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: St Albans, Waterend Barn
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Bob Carter
  • Lunch: Aldbury, Greyhound, 01442851228
Tue 15 Feb
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Wheathamsted
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Peter Ridehalgh
  • Lunch: Gustard Wood, Crosskeys
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
  • Principal leader: TBD
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 22 Feb
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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: Mike Griffiths
  • Lunch: tba
  • Tea: tba
Tue 22 Feb
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: Hatfield, Harpsfield Hall
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Bob Page
  • Lunch: Potters Bar, Admiral Byng, 01707645484, (not necessary to 'phone)
Tue 22 Feb
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: St Albans
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: TBA
  • Lunch: Chipperfield, Two Brewers
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
  • Principal leader: TBD
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 01 Mar
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: Rothamsted
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Kevan Harrop
  • Lunch: Chorleywood, Black Horse, 01923282252
Tue 01 Mar
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group B
  • Meet: Rothamsted
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:45 am
  • Principal leader: Chris Rice
  • Lunch: tba
  • Tea: tba
Tue 01 Mar
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Harpenden
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Chris Horn
  • Lunch: Peters Green, The Bright Star
Tue 01 Mar
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: Hatfield, Harpsfield Hall
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Nick Lemon
  • Lunch: Great Offley, Red Lion, 01462768281
Tue 08 Mar
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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: John Edwards
  • Lunch: Black Horse South Mimms
  • Tea: tba
Tue 08 Mar
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Hatfield
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Dan Dorrian
  • Lunch: Epping Green, Beehive
Tue 08 Mar
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: St Albans, Waterend Barn
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Roger Bowman
  • Lunch: Berkhamsted, The Crown, 01442863993, (not necessary to 'phone)
Tue 15 Mar
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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: Partick Hodson
  • Lunch: tba
  • Tea: tba
Tue 15 Mar
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Wheathamsted
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: TBA
  • Lunch: Breachwood Green, Red Lion
Tue 15 Mar
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: Hatfield, Harpsfield Hall
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Perham Harding
  • Lunch: Borehamwood, Mops & Brooms, 02089531291
Tue 22 Mar
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group B
  • Meet: Rothamsted
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:45 am
  • Principal leader: Chris Rice
  • Lunch: tba
  • Tea: tba
Tue 22 Mar
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: St Albans
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Dave Andrews
  • Lunch: Commonwood, Cart & Horses
Tue 22 Mar
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: St Albans, Waterend Barn
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Gary McMahon
  • Lunch: Dunstable, The Gary Cooper, 01582471452, (not necessary to 'phone)
Tue 29 Mar
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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: Mike Griffiths
  • Lunch: tba
  • Tea: tba
Tue 29 Mar
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Harpenden
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Principal leader: Tony Stennett
  • Lunch: Panshangar, The View
Tue 29 Mar
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