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Fortnightly, on Monday evenings at 8pm, we hold our Club nights. These are held at CCCC (Cottonmill Community and Cycling Centre), Old Oak, Cottonmill Lane, St Albans Herts, AL1 2EF - see here.   

Events vary from a general social meet-up to an organised talk. For more details on the location of our venue see here and to learn more about the Cottonmill Centre see here

Coming up

  • Monday 26th Februray: Easy ways to ride faster; a coach speaks!
  • Monday 11th March: Club history according to Bill Sibley
  • Monday 25th March: Bikepacking Iceland
  • Monday 15th April: Mallorca trip briefing
  • Monday 29th April: A cycle toursit's guide to breaking RAAM records.

For further information please see the calendar or contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Past Club nights

Monday 12th February: Thanks to Doug Coleman at Venture Performance who gave a very informative talk on biomechanics - bike fitting and perfect pedaling - see here for his slides and see Member Offers page for a 10% discount!

Monday 19th December: Thanks to Ray Pitchforth and Clive Pritchard for their informative talk on camera choice & how to file footage with the police as evidence of illegal activity. See the slides from the evening here and here. A question was raised about the safety of attaching cameras to helmets. The following links may be of interest - the BBC research was done on climbing helmets but the testing protocols included those of cycling helmets. It was prompted by the Schumacher skiing injury. These have persuaded Ray that the risk of sustaining serious injury is greater from being hit by a motorist than the risk of sustaining injury as a result of using a helmet mounted camera.

BBC Research: here   

BMJ Research: here

VeloNews article: here 

And more recent 2021 research by the NSW Govt into the safety of attachments to motor cycle helmets concluded that on the whole it was safe: here


Pandemic Club nights!

Due to Covid-19 these went online in 2021 with a series of fortnightly Zoom sessions. The program included:

15-March: Bike maintenance hints and tips - Andrew Rice. See here for the slides of the presentation

29-March: Skin care for cyclists - Jono Sumner. See here for the slides, here for a recording of the presentation and go here for a chance of some free samples!

12-Apr: North sea circuit - Nick Siddall/Roy Griffiths. See here for the slides.

26-Apr: Memories of Majorca - eat paella, drink beer, share photos. See here for the slides and here for a joyous video collection shared on the evening (thanks Wendy)!

10-May: Rachel’s top tips - Rachel McKay. See here for a recording of the presentation.

24-May: Ethiopia cycle touring - Andy Cole. See here for a recording of the presentation.

07-June: Red Hot Chilli and Cape Town cycle tour - Ian Sharp/Clive Tollett. See here for a recording of the presentation.

05-Jul: Marlborough Club - "Planning Permission Approved" - what does this means for us, as a club and for the wider St Albans community? Join Davinder Bhatia and Andrew Rice for an up-date. See here for a recording of the presentation (audio only) and here for the slides.