Cycling in Hertford

Recent years have seen significant growth in the use the bicycle both for leisure purposes and as a means of transport.

The benefits of cycling are manyfold - it is cheap, healthy and environmentally friendly.

There are two main cycleways in Hertford - Eastwards through Hartham to Ware along the River Lee and beyond; and Westwards along the path of the old railway to Welwyn Garden City - The Cole Green Way. Both of these form part of National Cycle Route 61.

The significance of cycling is recognised in the draft Hertford & Ware Urban Transport Plan produced by the local authorities and the following measures have been proposed:

  • Cycle networks within and between Hertford and Ware
  • The Creation of safer cycling environments through traffic calming and traffic management schemes
  • New and upgraded cycleways
  • Individual numbered cycle routes which are clearly signposted and easier to follow
  • Higher profile cycling routes to schools
  • New cycle and pedestrian crossing on the A414 London Road
  • Better cycling maps and information


The Countryside Management Service promotes two circular cycle rides from Hertford:

  • A circular 13 mile cycle ride through Bramfield, Burnham Green, Bulls Green and Tewin. Click here to find out more.

  • A circular ride from Hertford, visiting Brickendon, Bayford and Hoddesdon. Click here to find out more.

Information on other local cycle rides can be found on the Countryside Management Service's website here.


Hertford Tourist Information Centre carries a number of leaflets on cycling in and around the town, including an Out & About package that includes five local walking and cycling maps.

The TIC also has a Hertford & Ware Activity Map covering both towns and including Bengeo, Waterford, Hertingfordbury, Hertford Heath, Great Amwell and Hailey.

Cycle Shops

There are two shops in Hertford that sell bicycles and cycling accessories:

Highway Cycles
Hartham Lane, SG14 1QN
Tel.01992 536007
The New Arcade, Railway St, SG14 1SH
Tel.01992 582122