If you’re keen to get out on your bike more and explore Watford this summer, the return of British Cycling’s Sky Ride Local could be the perfect way to get involved.
Part of a national campaign to get more people cycling for fun and fitness, Sky Ride Local offers a fantastic range of themed guided bike rides taking place across the county.
The new season of rides is set to start with a bang with rides in Watford starting Sunday 14 June. There will be a 20-mile ride at 10am and a five-mile ride at 2pm from Watford Cycle Hub in the King George V Playing Fields. The shorter ride is for all ages, but the longer one is those aged eight and older, and children aged up to 15 should be accompanied by an adult.
There will be a packed programme of guided rides across the summer in Watford and beyond, led by British Cycling-trained Ride Leaders.
The rides, which range from easygoing pootles to more challenging leg-stretchers, are intended to helpWatford people discover more of their area - from quiet canal towpaths to secret urban routes, exploring everything from historic sites to the best local coffee shops.
Whatever your age and even if you have not cycled in years, everyone in Watford will have a chance to find the most beautiful and attractive places to ride a bike.
Stewart Kellett, British Cycling’s Director of Recreation and Partnerships, said: “What better way to get some exercise, get outdoors and see your area in a new way than to join some of the themed Sky Ride Local bike rides taking place in and around Watford this summer.
“The rides are beginning this weekend and run every weekend throughout the summer, so there’s no time like the present to get your bike out. Whether you want to build your cycling confidence or are already comfortable on a bike and looking for a challenge, now’s the time to register your free place on a Sky Ride Local bike ride inWatford.”
To register for a free guided bike ride and find out more about getting into cycling, click here