Every year in St Albans, there is one event that truly captures the special family atmosphere that is unique to this city! This event has taken place for the past 28 years and it’s known fondly as the St Albans Half Marathon which comprises of the Children’s Fun Run, the Half Marathon, 5K run and a Healthy Hearts jog.
You live in St Albans, you are wondering what’s on to entertain you this month…..so we have listed a few of our top choices for you to choose from!
May 6th almost certainly sees two elections in St Albans. But which way will they go?
1st August sees the formal launch of an exciting new website celebrating the ‘living history’ of the Sopwell area of St Albans. Funded by the National Lottery the website, www.sopwellmemories.org.uk, contains stories and photographs contributed by local people, as well as an extensive and increasing archive of oral history interviews with both recent and long-standing residents. It aims to capture memories of living in Sopwell as it changed from a rural farming community to a culturally diverse suburb of St Albans.
The summer of 2014 offers a real treat for cyclists in and around London – whether it’s a gentle amble through the great British countryside, or a more intense sprint with a competitive edge, Bike Events has something for everyone. Bike Events are the UK’s biggest organiser of recreational and sponsored bike rides and they’ve been organising events for over 20 years now. The 2014 calendar is well underway and this year over 50 rides were scheduled to take place.
A St Albans bookclub have decided to take their friendship one step further; actually it will be a few thousand steps further! This bookclub have not just formed a great bond, but have taken steps to help those around them.
The weekend is a community fundraising initiative, hosting a series of events to commemorate the centenary of the end of The Great War. Funds are being raised for two causes: to enable key restoration works to be carried out on the historical Grade I listed church building of St Michael’s and also to raise funds in aid of The Royal British Legion.
Butterfly World, St Albans, will welcome David Bellamy this Sunday 10th October. David, the well-known conservationist, is patron to Butterfly World and will be there in person to meet visitors and speak about the decline in the butterfly species.
After the success of last year’s event, the Grove House Herts Cycle Challenge is back! Join them on Sunday 6th July 2014 and cycle your choice of two fantastic routes – 25 miles or 50 miles – through the scenic Hertfordshire countryside.
‘Let World Car-free Day be a showcase for just how our cities might look like, feel like, and sound like without cars…365 days a year.’(www.worldcarfree.net).
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