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. We use lights when appropriate.

Cycle Group rides are currently coordinated by Gordon Jennings. 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!


Wednesday 21st August is 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 23rd August, Chris has offered to lead on Friday. Thank you.

Meet at Middle Rasen Post Office at 10 am then ride north through the village toward Skinners Lane and Sand Lane then to Osgodby Low Road and on to Kirkby cum Osgodby.

Take the Kingerby Road at Kirkby and after Kingerby Hall turn right to South Gullum at the tree with the cross. Follow the road around as far as North Owersby then left toward Thornton le Moor.

Before Thornton le Moor take the right turn (Gipsy and Carter Lane) which eventually leads to the Moortown Road. Turn left and back toward South Kelsey but stop at Hall Farm Park for refreshments. After the break continue into South Kelsey and return to the start via Thorton le Moor, North Owersby, South Owersby and Kirkby, then Osgodby and Middle Rasen

If you are riding please contact Chris and tell him where you plan to start.


Wednesday 28th August is 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 30th August, needs a lead but we have a suggested route below.

Middle Rasen and south to Scothern Nurseries via Faldingworth with an option to start and finish at either Middle Rasen Post Office (10 am) or Faldingworth (10.25 am)

The suggested route out is Middle Rasen – Buslingthorpe – Faldingworth – Snarford -Snelland – Reasby – Scothern  and stop at Scothern Nurseries for refreshments.

Return ~ Scothern – Dunholme – Welton – Cold Hanworth – Faldingworth – Buslingthorpe – Middle Rasen.

If you wish to lead this route or another of your choice, please contact Gordon asap.

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