Cycle Hub launch a 'wheel' success

The Mayor joins local residents at the launch of the new Dacorum Cycle HubHundreds of residents got in gear to celebrate the opening of Dacorum’s new Cycle Hub on Sunday (14 May).

In partnership with Watford Cycle Hub, we run the non-profit community cycle centre, which is designed to be a meeting place for cyclists to catch up over coffee and cake or to refuel after a ride. 

Around 200 people attended the launch, where Mayor of Dacorum, Councillor Robert Mclean cut the ribbon.

Children from 6 to 16 years old enjoyed British Cycling’s Go Ride programme - which aims to improve cycling skills. They also got to try out entry-level racing, followed by Go Ride races in the afternoon with gold, silver and bronze medals being awarded in all age groups.

There were Learn to Ride sessions, too, with several beginners removing their stabilisers on the day.

Cllr Neil Harden, Portfolio Holder for Residents and Corporate Services, said: “It was fantastic to see so many people supporting this valuable addition to the community. The hub is a great place to meet other cyclists and is open to all - experienced cyclists as well as families and those just starting out. It really is a 'one-stop shop' for everything to do with bikes, including repairs, cycle hire, riding skills and training as well as information and advice. You don’t have to be a cyclist to enjoy the hub, all are welcome.”

The new hub, next to the Woodhall Farm and Grovehill adventure playground, off Redbourn Road in Hemel Hempstead, is an excellent starting and/or finishing point for rides and will offer a variety of facilities:

  • Free guided social rides
  • Servicing and repairs
  • Café
  • Bike hire
  • Bike registering
  • Reconditioned bikes for sale

Just getting back into cycling?

Get set, go Dacorum runs guided group rides from the Cycle Hub on Sunday mornings and has equipment for residents to hire. To find out more, visit our Cycle Hub page.