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   

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.

 Wednesday 28th February ~ 10am start from the Jameson Bridge with Angela…… a shorter comfortable local ride   Please click and say you are coming  

Friday 2nd March ~ This ride will be led by John (cjslack@hotmail.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.

 Wednesday 7th March ~ 10am start from the Jameson Bridge …… a shorter local ride with Angela leading. Please click and say you are coming

Friday 9th March ~This ride will be led by Gary (gary.beighton@gmail.com)
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 (paul.ancliffe@gmail.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 (cjslack@hotmail.com). The plan is to cycle to Hall Farm, South Kelsey starting at either Middle Rasen PO or Kirk House, Kirkby cum Osgodby.


Wednesday 28th March~ 10am start from the Jameson Bridge …… a shorter local ride led by Angela   Please click and say you are coming

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.

Wednesday 4th April 10am start from the Jamerson Bridge with Gordon…… a shorter local ride  Please click and say you are coming

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.

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