Hertfordshire Cycling is primarily promoting the health benefits of cycling and also providing Bikeability training to children and adults. It began with a 'year of' from May 2014 to June 2015 using cycling events such as the Women's Tour stages around Welwyn Garden City (2014), Waltham Cross, Stevenage and Hemel Hempstead (2015) and the 2014 Tour of Britain stage finish in Hemel Hempstead and the 2015 'Tour of Hertfordshire series' of cycling festivals to catch the interest of the public. The Tour Series ran again in 2016, sponsored by Tarmac.
Space for Cycling is a national campaign for better conditions for cycling. It was started by the London Cycling Campaign and is now running nationwide.
Getting around locally
St Albans District Council cycling page, where you can download maps and get the latest cycling news from the council.
Network St Albans Buses, trains, cycling, walking and car share. STACC gets a mention.
Hertfordshire County Council cycle pages covers both travel and leisure cycling.
HCC School Journey Planner lets you input your address and the school that you want to get to, and it will give you travel options for public transport, walking, cycling and driving. It gives distances and times and also calories. There are some oddities in the suggestions, but useful for making comparisons.
Places to go locally
EnjoyStAlbans – attractions, events, places to eat and accommodation in the district. Also has maps.
All About St Albans - local directory listings.
The Chiltern Cycleway is a 170 mile loop around the Chilterns. It passes through Harpenden and Redbourn. Created by the Chiltern Conservation Board with help from CTC/Cycling UK and the Chiltern Society.
And for lots of information, events, rides, bike hire, and so on, go to Cycle Chilterns Also known as the Chilterns Sustainable Gateways Project, this is a three-year project (2012 – 15) to increase car-free tourist travel from gateway towns in the Chilterns, linking to the Chilterns Cycleway.
Maps and Guides
The National Cycle Network is a series of traffic-free paths and quiet on-road routes that connect to every major city and passes within a mile of 55 per cent of UK homes. It now stretches 14,700 miles across the length and breadth of the UK.
CycleStreets is a UK-wide cycle journey planner system, which lets you plan routes from A to B by bike. It is designed by cyclists, for cyclists, and caters for the needs of both confident and less confident cyclists.
Cycle maps listing website a UK directory of council cycle maps on the web.
Open Street Map showing cycle repair stations, i.e. places with publicly available tools, pumps, etc.
An excellent safety guide on sharing the road for cyclists and drivers can be found here.
Keep an eye on Cycle facility of the month, curated by Warrington Cycle Campaign
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