ABC Ride Aldenham Brookman Colney - Strong Plus

Sunday 31st March at 9.00am This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
Outside Watford Rugby Club Knutsford Playing Field Radlett Road WD24 4LL
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
3 hours 0 mins  (2 hours 20 mins cycling)
Bike Type You probably don’t want to drag your road bike across bumpy trails. Maybe you want to make the most of the suspension on your mountain bike. This helps you match your ride to your bike.
Road 

Sky Ride Local in Watford

Challenging rides on the road for adults only

If you’ve been riding a road bike for a while, and perhaps been thinking about joining a cycling club, these rides – brand new for 2012 – are for you. The prospect of a speedy pace over twenty to fifty miles, and the strong likelihood of some hills thrown in along the way, means our Ride Strong Plus rides are not for the faint-hearted.


Taking off from Watford and heading north east this ride is the maximum distance for a "Strong" ride and it has some hilly sections. It keeps to quiet lanes where possible, some on traffic free cycleways passing through scenic countryside and woodlands. Although we are never far from the motorways it is surprising just how rural this ride is. There are also a couple of popular cafes on route in pleasant country surroundings - always a must for cyclists.


Public Car Park nearby, signposted on Radlett Road on the south side of the roundabout near the Club. You can exit the car park onto a shared cycleway going under the main link road to get to the start point. Please do not use the Rugby Club Parking or its entrance road


If you've already tried one of our Ride Strong Plus rides and you're ready for the next challenge, why not try a British Cycling Sportive?

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
Please make sure your bike is in good working order and bring equipment with you to repair punctures, Ride Leaders are there to help but are not responsible for your bike.
All rides leave at the time stated you must arrive early Ride Leaders will not wait. 

Car Parking
Yes, at Public Car Park nearby, signposted on Radlett Road on the south side of the roundabout near the Club. You can exit the car park onto a shared cycleway going under the main link road to get to the start point. Don't use Rugby Club Parking or its entrance road
Nearest Train Station
Watford North Station - 0.8 miles 

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Nick Rawling Nick Rawling Hi my name is Nick and I live in Slough.
    In my youth I did Road Racing and held a 1st Category licence.
    I have also been one of the few Brits privileged to have worked with Professional Cycle Racing teams on the Tour de France and the Giro d' Italia as well as some Six Day track events.
    These days I only cycle for pleasure be it on the road or off road leaving the racing to viewing only on Eurosport.
    I look forward to meeting you on up coming Sky Rides
  • Amanda Lee Amanda Lee I live in Watford near to Cassiobury Park where I enjoy running. I work at Harlequin Shopping Centre and use my bike to get there. It really is the best way to travel avoiding sitting in traffic and fighting for parking spaces not to mention the petrol costs.

    Hope to inspire more peole to get on their bikes.

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