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
Thankfully, during March a number of group members have volunteered to lead the rides. Wednesday rides will go from the Jamerson Bridge. The lead for each ride will appear below, but remember, no identified lead means no ride.
Please check the site for updates and let the named lead rider know you would like to ride on a particular date. She/He can then warn of any late changes. Thank you.
Friday 2nd March ~ This ride will be led by John (email@example.com) with a 10 am start on the popular Market Rasen (Tesco) to Wickenby Airfield on minor roads via Legsby and Holton-cum-Beckering to the airfield cafe.
Return across the airfield to Wickenby and then Lissingley to Linwood and Market Rasen.
Friday 9th March ~This ride will be led by Gary (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The planned ride to East Barkwith is 20 miles into an area new to the group.
Start at 10.30 am from Tesco Market Rasen.
The 20 mile ride goes via Holtham Garrs to Hainton then on to South Willingham and Benniworth, Panton and stop at East Barkwith.
Planning to join the group for lunch, they plan to be at the Cross Keys PH @ midday
The return is direct via E. Torrington and Legsby.
Wednesday 14th March~ 10am start from the Jameson Bridge …… a shorter local ride which needs a leader
Friday 16th March ~ Barnetby-le-Wold to Deepdale Garden Centre
This ride will be led by Paul (email@example.com)
This ride starts at 10am from outside the Barnetby Station and goes out toward Barton upon Humber across some interesting and undulating terrain Different from our more familiar cycling routes.
Wednesday 21st March ~~ 10am start from the Jameson Bridge …… a shorter local ride which needs a leader .
Friday 23rd March ~ This ride will be led by John (firstname.lastname@example.org). The plan is to cycle to Hall Farm, South Kelsey starting at either Middle Rasen PO or Kirk House, Kirkby cum Osgodby.
Friday 30th March ….. Good Friday with a 10 am start from the Oak House Cafe, Waterside South, Lincoln.~ We dont have a lead for this BH ride from Lincoln to Bardney ride on the Water Rail Way at the moment (Feb 18) but will update asap.
This is a 9 mile cycle and walking track (18 miles return) with a very good cycling surface. We will take a refreshment and comfort break at the Bardney Heritage Centre around 11am if you are intending to take a cuppa with the group. We would normally arrive back at Waterside South around 1pm.
Parking is possible on Waterside South at the very end of the road after the car park for Titanic House. However, parking is also available on Waterside North at Stamp End. Having parked, cross the river from Waterside North to South by the bridge opposite the Oak House Cafe.
Friday 6th April – 10.30 am with Gordon from Middle Rasen (Post Office) or 11 am from Faldingworth (Spridlington Road).
This steady circular ride takes us through Faldingworth to Normanby by Spittal for refreshments in The Bottle & Glass public house at 12 noon.
N.B. The ride from Middle Rasen returning via West Rasen is a comfortable 14 miles. However, those starting in Faldingworth (Spridlington Road) return through Newton by Toft making a ride of roughly 12 miles.