Cycling

How to join the West Wolds U3A cycling group
Come to the next meeting and make yourself known to one of the Greeters. He or she will explain what the U3A is about and introduce you to a member of the cycling group.

The cycling group is there for you to enjoy a leisurely ride locally and, on occasions, journey further for a day out.

All riders are expected to ride with safety in mind,  wear a helmet and an appropriate “high vis” jacket, top garment or a reflective sash, using lights when appropriate.

Cycle Group rides are currently coordinated by Gordon Jennings. We welcome suggestions for future rides. Please call  01673 844222 / 07948881121 or click gordon@elgo.net  to go on the regular mailing list.

Friday Rides  are planned to be of 3 and 4 hours duration, with a comfort break at mid point. Rides are a mixture of distance v terrain, depending on weather and other factors. They normally start at 10am and are led by an identified member of the cycling group.

Wednesday Rides are local to Market Rasen meeting at 10am on the Jamerson Bridge in Market Rasen. They are easier (10 mph) local rides, lasting from 1 to 3 hours, with a comfort break and refreshments.

“Over the Hill” are local bike rides which offer a more energetic route for those who don’t mind a few hills. Rides are arranged ad-hoc without clashing with the regular Friday rides. To be put on the mailing list for these rides, click to tell Gary (Group Lead).


Try one of our easier local ride or something more challenging

And……… See where we have been!


Rules for Cycling 


Wednesday 19th June this will be a local ride led by Angela at 10am from Jamerson Bridge in Market Rasen, it can cater for new riders or those who prefer a shorter ride. Please let Angela know you would like to ride that morning and if you have any particular route or distance in mind.

Friday 21st June

Gary will lead a ride from Bardney via Horsington to Woodhall Spa by road and return on the Water Rail Way by the river Withern. Start at 10 am from the Heritage Centre, Station Road, Bardney LN3 5UF. Lunch at the Tea House in the Woods.

Distance approx 22 miles – not hilly. Please tell Gary you plan to ride.


Wednesday 26th June  this will be a local ride led by Angela at 10am from Jamerson Bridge in Market Rasen, it can cater for new riders or those who prefer a shorter ride. Please let Angela know you would like to ride that morning and if you have any particular route or distance in mind.

Friday 28th June … will be a flat ride of two distances.

Riders can meet Gordon and others at 10am  in Middle Rasen (PO) to ride on the smaller lanes through to Osgodby and Kirkby-cum-Osgodby, or join the group at Kirkby as it passes at 10.25 am.  Off road parking is by arrangement at Kirkby.

We will ride from Kirkby to South Gullam, then on to North Owersby and north toward Thornton-le-Moor before turning east on Gypsy Lane. The road takes us onto the Moortown road and we turn west, back toward South Kelsey before stopping at Hall Farm Park for refreshments and a comfort break.

We ride back through South Kelsey, to Thornton-le-Moor , North and South Owersby and then Kirkby. The group who started at Middle Rasen retrace their original route back.

Please let Gordon know you are riding and where you plan to start.


Wednesday 3rd July this will be a local ride led by Angela at 10am from Jamerson Bridge in Market Rasen, it can cater for new riders or those who prefer a shorter ride. Please let Angela know you would like to ride that morning and if you have any particular route or distance in mind.

Friday 5th July, hopefully this will be a longer ride from Howsham and take in villages like Bigby then north toward Barnetby before crossing off road to Grassby Bottom and then east by road to Fonaby Top. We will look for a suitable stop in Caistor and plan our return from there. Better details to follow.

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