Find out how easy it is to walk and cycle in Three Rivers
Three Rivers District Council promotes cycling and walking, to encourage better travel and reduce climate change - better for you and for your local environment.
You can reduce your carbon footprint while living a healthier, happier and more enjoyable life! Start walking and cycling more, using the information and links below to help you on your way.
Getting started and essential equipment
Want to ride but don’t know where to begin? British Cycling have some great advice in the articles below.
Bikeability is the modern day version of the cycling proficiency scheme offering different levels of cycle training whether you’re just starting out or want to use your bike more safely and more often. Click on the links to find out more information and for details of training near you.
Visit https://bikeability.org.uk/ - the Government site showing where to get traning and what it involves.
Try https://leavesdencyclehub.org.uk/training-overview/- the first Cycle Hub funded by Three Rivers District Council, offering training, repairs and bike hire.
Cycling training in Hertfordshire - https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/health-in-herts/keep-active/cycle-training/bikeability/bikeability-get-started-with-cycling.aspx
Cycle routes and route planning
Hertfordshire County Council's Country Management Service provides details of various recreational cycling and walking routes throughout the County, including in Three Rivers District, at https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/recycling-waste-and-environment/countryside-management/walking-and-cycling-routes.aspx?searchInput=&page=1&resultsPerPage=10&view=card -
https://www.cyclinguk.org/journey-planner - An free and easy-to-use route planner
https://www.cyclestreets.net/ - A free and detailed route planner designed specifically for cyclists, giving detailed directions and route options.
https://www.google.co.uk/maps - Google Maps directions offer a cycling option.
Local cycling clubs
http://www.spokesgroup.org.uk/ - South West Hertfordshire cycle club. They organise rides and campaign for better and safer cycling routes across South West Herts.
Local cycling shops and services
https://leavesdencyclehub.org.uk/ - One stop shop for cyclists. Bike hire, purchase, servicing, training and repairs.
https://www.halfords.com/locations/rickmansworth-store/ - Bike retailer and maintenance/repair services
https://croxleybikes.co.uk/ - Mobile bike repair and maintenance
https://www.emubikes.com/ - Electric bike retailer
National cycling organisations
Adjoining Authorities cycling information
Government Cycling Schemes
Many employers now offer affordable access to cycling through the Government’s Cycle To Work Scheme which allows you to purchase a new bicycle and equipment paid for on a monthly basis. Speak to your employers’ Human Resources department to see if it is something they offer.
You can find useful information to support walking here:
http://walkit.com/ - "The Urban walking route planner"
https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/ - a wide range of information from this major walking campaign group.
https://www.walkscore.com/ - find out how 'walkable' your area is - and get advice if you're looking to move!