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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
Please visit our Diary Page to see where we went.
Wednesday 4th December is a local ride led by Angela at 10am from Jamerson Bridge in Market Rasen. There is some risk of fog or mist, but the weather is set to continue dry. Please let Angela know you would like to ride that morning and if you have any particular route or distance in mind.
Friday 6th December …… At the moment we have a risk of rain around 9am and we need to revisit the route later in the week. All riders do get sent an email confirming Friday arrangements, so if you have not got an email from Gordon, please look in your Spam / Bulk Mail / other folders.
It has been dry for some days, so the route I would like you to consider is a moderate distance with a stop at the Ten Acre Café.
Leaving Middle Rasen at 10am, we cross north as far as Osgodby Low Road and then right to the A46. Its a short ride to Park Road which takes us into Claxby village. We turn left in the village and leave Claxby on the Pelham Road and left again onto the A46 for the short run onto the Moor Road and into North Owersby.
We then have a choice of continuing on through N. Owersby and to South Gullam and round to Kirkby via Kingerby, or riding the shorter leg direct through South Owersby to Kirkby.
Travelling into Osgodby we can turn right on Mill Lane to drop down to Osgodby Top Road and then on the faster road to the Ten Acres Café or choose another point to cross to arrive at the Café for our break.
Those who started from Middle Rasen can return on Sand Lane/Skinners Lane into the village and others who commenced their cycle from elsewhere, may want to travel a different route home.
(There are other options; for example, to lengthen this ride on a fine day from Claxby and up through Holton le Moor on the B1434, turning right at Moortown on the B1205 for refreshment in South Kelsey)
Please tell Gordon you intend riding.
Apparently the Water Rail Way is experiencing problems with flooding where the construction works from the bypass have made a temporary alteration to the route. Sustrans and local cyclists are saying that the altered cycle route cant be used with current high river levels.