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

Please visit our 2020 reports 0r see the earlier reports page.


Wednesday 15th January is a local rider with Angela. Please tell her you plan to join and any preferences you may have concerning route and distance to be cycled.

Friday 17th January will be led by Chris (tudorowen1@hotmail.com) who has a provisional  plan to ride from Tesco, Market Rasen at 10am. Destinations could be  the Wickenby or Binbrook Cafe.   Please lets have suggestions and tell Chris  you are riding.


Wednesday 22nd January is a local rider with Angela. Please tell her you plan to join and any preferences you may have concerning route and distance to be cycled.

Friday 24th January is a longer ride of around 23miles with Gordon. Starting in Middle Rasen we ride west to West Rasen then taking Toft Lane leads us south through Newton by Toft and Spridlington Road before crossing the A46 at Snarford. Minor roads take us up the incline and the down to Snelland and beside the Airfield south to Fulnetby where we turn left and right for Rand. Our stop is at  Thorne (Beehives) Rand and their restaurant. (12 miles)

Return east on the Clay Bridge Road B1339 to Holton-cum-Beckering. After H-c-B we turn off the B1202 and take the back road north to White House Corner before re-joining the 1202 toward Linwood. Any returning to Market Rasen may go straight on; those heading back to Middle Rasen turn left before Linwood and cross back north over Busligthorpe Bridge and then on to Middle Rasen.

Intend riding? Tell Gordon , please.


Wednesday 29th January is a local rider with Angela. Please tell her you plan to join and any preferences you may have concerning route and distance to be cycled.

Friday 31st January. Setting off from Tesco in Market Rasen at 10am this is a fairly long, managable and interesting local ride.

Paul (paul.hiley1@btopenworld.com) is leading this ride out on Linwood Road to White House Corner and south on the minor roads down to West Torrington. The ride then goes east (left) toward Hainton, but at East Torrington it turns north (left again). That takes the group between the Medieval Village site (on the right between the church and road) and the Manorial Earthworks which might be Collow Abbey (and is set across fields to the left).  Follow the road north signed and thru Legsby, then on to Little London.

Ground conditions and who has what bikes will perhaps affect the choice of roue from this point……, the choice is to go straight on and up through Dog Kennel Wood onto the Willingham Road, or turn right at Little London toward Sixhills, but at the start of the hill turn left by the site of St Mary’s Priory (Benedictine) into North Willingham.

Depending on the route pre-selected …. from the Willingham Road take Sand Lane into Tealby and the tea rooms …. and / or cross thru Willingham Woods on suitable bikes to Sunnyside Up for refreshments .
Going on from Tealby Tea Rooms by road we take Catskin Lane into Walesby and then take the Moor Road down to the Gipsy Lane (level crossing) and straight onto Osgodby Top Road. At Sand Lane the group ride south for Middle Rasen and east then back to Market Rasen.
From Sunnyside Up the idea would be to cross to the Walesby Road Caravan Park track, then take Nova Scotia Bridge to the Gipsy Lane and Osgodby Top Road, (continuing as above) to Middle Rasen, and return.
The week’s weather and other prevailing conditions may decide the route.
Please tell Paul you plan to ride.

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