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.

Although bicycles (tricycles) are normally pedal powered, some riders will benefit from battery assisted cycles. 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.

Cycle Group rides and events are currently coordinated by Gordon Jennings. Gordon welcomes suggestions for future rides and is happy to deal with cycling questions from  U3A members. Please call  01673 844222 / 07948881121 or click here to send an email to Gordon

Friday Rides  are planned and normally commence at 10 am. They are led by one of the cycling group. Please check the starting place and distance to be cycled.

Wednesday Rides are local to Market Rasen,  shorter and last about 2 hours with a break for refreshments.

Other Rides may be excursions or arranged by members at the last minute. Excursions are planned with the dates and routes published below.

Click to view some of pre planned cycle routes

Click here to see the cycle rides planned by Chris Owen

Visit the  Cycling Dairy to see where we have recently ridden

The Days Ahead

Wednesday 18th April – A  shorter ride led by Gordon starting at 10am from Jamerson Bridge. Please click and say you are coming

Friday 20th April …..  Gordon will lead ….this ride will be a bit of a challenge but the difficult bit may mean getting off your bike and going on foot up Claxby Rise. At least, it will for me!

You will start where you wish, but we assemble around 10.15am to ride off on Osgodby Low Road, which  may show as Osgodby Moor on the map. That’s on the safer and slower Low Road, and should suit anyone driving to the start and parking or setting off earlier cycling from home. Please be at the forest gateway nearest the junction with the A46 for 10.15 am. 

We use and cross the A46 to ride out to Claxby on Park Road and then climb the 100m ascent of Claxby Rise (or walk like me) and cycle over the Normanby Top on the quiet but fast downhill section of road adjacent to the Viking Way into Nettleton. (Its a fast decent so good breaks are essential)

We do a short stop at the “Dun Deal”, the well recommended café by the church in Nettleton. We continue through the village and over the A46 on the Moortown road toward South Kelsey.  After the Jervis Bridge  we turn left onto Gipsy Lane. We then go on familiar roads from Carter Lane to North Owersby, Kirkby and Osgodby. On arriving back on Osgodby Moor we disperse.

That’s  a ride of 28km or 18 miles, plus any extra from wherever a rider starts…… Some may choose to commence from Kirkby with Vic at 10am, of course.

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Wednesday 25 th April – A  shorter ride starting at 10am from Jamerson Bridge.
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Friday 27th April ……………. still planning this one , looking for a route and volunteer to lead.


Wednesday 2nd May ~ A  shorter ride starting at 10am from Jamerson Bridge. Please click and say you are coming


Friday 4th May …….. …….. still planning this one , looking for a route and volunteer to lead.


Wednesday 9th May – A  shorter ride starting at 10am from Jamerson Bridge. Please click and say you are coming
 

Friday 11th May …….. …….. still planning this one , looking for a route and volunteer to lead.
 

Saturday 12th May ……. would anyone like to lead  a Saturday ride from Lincoln to Fledborough ?


Wednesday 16th May – A  shorter ride starting at 10am from Jamerson Bridge. Please click and say you are coming


Friday 18th May …….. still planning this one , looking for a route and volunteer to lead.


TBA  A cake run for Chris with a  10am start
Chris (tudorowen1@hotmail.com)will lead a ride of about 20 miles from Middle Rasen to Scothern Nurseries ~ considerably less for any starting and finishing in Faldingworth.

Depart Middle Rasen Post Office at 10am. Cycle South toward Lissingto the turn off to Faldingworth to arrive at about 10.30. Meet with riders commencing from Faldingworth and carry on west on the Spridlington Rd taking the first left to Snarford.  Cross the A46 toward Snelland and south to Reasby, then Stainton by Langworth and right (west) to Scothern and the Scothern Nurseries on Dunholme Rd..

Return to Snelland, then Wickenby and then north. Cyclists returning to Faldingworth turn off toward Freisthorpe at the Old Telephone Exchange. The rest continue passing Buslingthorpe Wood to the Lissingley Crossing and back to Middle Rasen.

Please click here to tell Chris when you want to go and that you are coming

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