The Cottonmill Community and Cycling Centre provides a hub for everyone in the local community to gather and enjoy the local facilities. We provide a small café offering comfortable indoor and outdoor seating, function rooms available for hire, full Changing Places facility available, a free to use multi use games area, and fantastic cycling facilities. The CCCC is also home to the St Albans Cycling Hub offering everything to do with cycling – from the activity itself to maintenance and repairs. It’s here that you can try a variety of different cycling disciplines, too, including off-road on the traffic-free cyclo-cross track and BMX on the dedicated pump track. The centre also acts as a training facility for local cycling and triathlon clubs. The centre offers a cycle workshop that teaches the community how to cycle and how to repair and maintain their bike. Meanwhile, the Cottonmill centre’s proximity to the Alban Way makes it very popular with families and leisure cyclists, too.
This centre has implemented a cashless system. This has significantly reduced queuing times and improved customer service.
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The brand new BMX pump-track is the perfect place to help you learn bike control and flow through course at higher speed. As well as that, it’s the perfect place to enjoy your bike with your friends! Alongside the BMX pump-track, there’s also a Cyclo-cross track so you can enjoy some off-road adventures on your bike in a specialised environment, away from any traffic.
The function room is available for booking. We have small and large room options available. If you would like to make a booking please submit an enquiry to the team.
The Cottonmill and Sopwell Cycle Hub offers workshops on how to ride bikes, as well as essential repairs and maintenance – all vital parts of the bike ownership experience.
The wudu rooms (ablution facilities) have been added for the ritual washing in preparation for Muslim prayer and worship. Ablution is an essential element of the Muslim tradition. It involves washing the hands, mouth, nostrils, arms, head and feet with water and is an important part of ritual purity in Islam. There is an obligation for prayers to be offered five times a day. This is the first set of wudu facilities that have been made available in any community space in St Albans.
Take the opportunity to rest and refuel at our cafe with a variety of hot & cold refreshments available. We have comfortable seating inside and outside on the terrace for you to enjoy your food and drinks.
This is a room dedicated to peace, introspection and tranquillity. The hustle and bustle of the modern world is banished and replaced with an environment of almost Zen-like calm.
This facility is available as part of the function room hire. Please let the team know should you wish to hire this facility too.