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

Filter by group:

All Group A Group B Group C Inters

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

  • 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
Tue 27 Apr
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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 Watton
Tue 27 Apr
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Harpenden
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Preston
Tue 27 Apr
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:30 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 27 Apr
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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: Aldenham
Tue 04 May
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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 via Studham
Tue 04 May
More info
  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: St Albans
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Potten End
Tue 04 May
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:30 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 04 May
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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: Aldbury
Tue 11 May
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group B
  • Meet: Inn on the Park....outside the cafe
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:45 am
  • Lunch: circular ride
Tue 11 May
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Hatfield
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Northaw
Tue 11 May
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:30 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 11 May
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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: Walkern
Tue 18 May
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group B
  • Meet: Rothamsted
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: circular ride via Breachwood
Tue 18 May
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: St Albans
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Aldbury
Tue 18 May
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:30 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 18 May
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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: Flaunden
Tue 25 May
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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 Welwyn
Tue 25 May
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Harpenden
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Streatley
Tue 25 May
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:30 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 25 May
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group A
  • Meet: Harpenden, Rothamsted
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: Streatley
Tue 01 Jun
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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 via Sandridge
Tue 01 Jun
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Hatfield
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 01 Jun
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:30 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 01 Jun
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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: Chorleywood
Tue 08 Jun
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group B
  • Meet: Inn on the Park....outside the cafe
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:45 am
  • Lunch: circular ride via Chipperfield
Tue 08 Jun
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: St Albans
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 08 Jun
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:30 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 08 Jun
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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: Hertford
Tue 15 Jun
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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 via Slip End
Tue 15 Jun
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Hatfield
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 15 Jun
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:30 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 15 Jun
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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: Asheridge
Tue 22 Jun
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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 Potters Bar
Tue 22 Jun
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: Harpenden
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 22 Jun
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:30 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 22 Jun
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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: Potters Bar
Tue 29 Jun
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group B
  • Meet: Rothamsted
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:45 am
  • Lunch: circular via
Tue 29 Jun
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Inters
  • Meet: St Albans
  • Meet time: 10:00 am
  • Departure time: 10:30 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 29 Jun
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  • Section: St Albans
  • Group: Group C
  • Meet: TBD
  • Meet time: 10:30 am
  • Departure time: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: TBD
Tue 29 Jun
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Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time