Passionate bike riders are invited to to join a cycle forum run by Watford Council next month.

Discussions as part of Watford Cycle Forum, held on Thursday, March 14 from 6pm to 8pm, will help shape future decisions.

The meeting at the Town Hall Annexe will offer an insight into the council's 'Transforming Travel in Watford' strategies forged in alliance with Hertfordshire County Council.

Key upshots of the gathering include disseminating updates on the Watford travel strategy, the Green Loop Wayfinding project, the Local Cycling Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP), and future sustainable and cycling initiatives.

Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, said: "Cycling is such an important part of making Watford a green and healthy town for everyone.

"This is shown by the success of the town’s Beryl Bike scheme since it launched in 2020, replacing more than 81,000 private vehicle trips and preventing over 44 tonnes of carbon emissions.

"The more people choose cycling or walking for even a single journey rather than their car, the more we all benefit from less congestion and cleaner air.

"The forum is really important in shaping the plans for Watford and so I really hope people join us to find out what’s next."

Watford Observer: Councillors riding through Croxley Common MoorCouncillors riding through Croxley Common Moor (Image: Watford Borough Council)

This forum is part of the council's approach to making the town greener and more accessible by encouraging active modes of transportation.

One of the main objectives of the strategy is to improve cycling routes across the town.

The meeting will offer an opportunity for locals to learn about the steps already taken to make Watford more bike-friendly and to discuss what the future holds for cycling in the town.

The centre encourages all local bike enthusiasts to participate in the upcoming forum.

Councillor Ian Stotesbury, portfolio holder for Transport and Sustainability, said: "The Cycle Forum is all about making sure the council can hear your views and thoughts on the plans for our town.

"So please, come along to the forum or get in touch - we hope to see you there."

Interested participants can register their attendance by emailing or signing up at