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, when appropriate.

Cycle Group rides and events are currently coordinated by Gordon Jennings. We welcome suggestions for future rides. 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 between members at the last minute.

Prepared Cycle Routes  and  Other Suggestions from Chris


Visit the  Cycling Dairy to see where we have recently ridden


Friday 22nd June  John Slack (cjslack@hotmail.com) plans to lead this 21-22 mile ride from Middle Rasen  to Scothern.

Its a 10am start at Middle Rasen or 10.30am at Faldingworth

Leave Middle Rasen at 10 am and ride south over the Buslingthorpe Bridge. Take the first turning right which passes through Buslinthorpe into Faldingworth. Meet with anyone waiting on the green at 10.30, then take the Spridlington Road to turn left for Snarford. Cross the A46 at Snarford and continue to the top of the rise where you follow signs to Snelland. Before the level Xing turn right through Reasby to Stainton by Langworth. There are two Xings to pass over here, take the road into Scothern. Refs are at Scothern Nursery. 

Return as you arrived except this time, at Snelland, branch off and ride into Wickenby. Pass the church and follow Station Rd north from Wickenby over the level Xing at Wickenby Wood  and turn off at the old telephone exchange toward the Lissingley Xing. (the old telephone exchange is where anyone coming from Faldingworth will leave you to return through Friesthorpe) After Lissingley Xing it’s a left turn and back on the Middle Rasen road again.

Tell John you plan to ride, please.


Wednesday 27th June starting at 10am from Jamerson Bridge

Click Here to tell Angela that you plan to ride on  Wednesday.


Friday 29th June…….. A  longer ride to E.H. Thorne in Rand, starting at 10am from Tesco carpark in Market Rasen .

From Tesco we cross the Ridings down to Little London, Legsby, West Torrington and then south to the A157 just outside Wragby. Its a short hop to the Bardney Road and on to Goltho. Again we have a short hop on a major road, this time to the Rand turn off the A158.

We will again lunch at the E H Thorne staff and public restaurant. It also give us a chance to enjoy the gardens and view their manufacture and worldwide supply of beekeeping and candlemaking equipment.

Return is by Fulnetby, crossing the west side of the airfield to Westlaby to Wickenby and north beyond Buslingthorpe Woods to  Lissingley Lane. The return to Market Rasen is then via Linwood.

So we can be sure that E H Thorne can accommodate us, please let Gordon know you intend to ride. Thanks.


Thru JULY and AUGUST 2018

Please remember to tell the Lead that you plan to join their ride in good time.


Wednesday 4th July …… A  shorter ride led by Angela. <angela.rose.murtagh@gmail.com> Meet at 10am on the Jamerson Bridge, Mk Rsn.   Please tell Angela you are coming


Friday 6th July …… A more challenging ride led by Martin,  <mhinkling0@gmail.com>

Start is from Woodbine Farm, Howsham, LN7 6JZ at 10am . Cycle on the B1434 towards Brigg. At the junction with the A1084 turn right to Bigby and in Bigby turn left onto Main Street, signed to Barnetby. At the Barnetby crossroads turn right and at the end of the road (T junction) turn right again onto a cycle/bridleway (NCR 1). The track passes Mealand Hill and Hendale Wood before emerging on the road near the junction at Grasby Bottom.

From Grasby Bottom, cycle up the long incline passing Pelham Pillar at Fonaby Top and then turn off the A1173 to drop into Caistor. Stop in Caistor is at the Rock Foundation Café.

Leave Caistor on the North Kelsey Road along Kelsey Moor to the Queens Head public House. Turn right at the QH for Owmby village. From the village bare off left on the Howsham Lane to return to your start point.

The ride Howsham/Barnetby/Caistor has some climbs and a few faster roads. It has around 3 miles of bridle way and covers a distance of 20 miles: take all these points into consideration and, if you have any concerns, speak to the Martin before riding, please.


Wednesday 11th July ……A  shorter ride led by Angela. <angela.rose.murtagh@gmail.com> Meet at 10am on the Jamerson Bridge, Mk Rsn.   Please tell Angela you are coming


Friday 13th July …… A ride, nearer Lincoln, now in preparation by Geoff and Lynne .


Wednesday 18th July …… A  shorter ride led by Angela. <angela.rose.murtagh@gmail.com> Meet at 10am on the Jamerson Bridge, Mk Rsn.   Please tell Angela you are coming


Friday 20 th July ……A ride led by Gary <gary.beighton@gmail.com>  Please let him know you intend riding. Note:- this ride has two steep hill climbs.

Market Rasen to the Clickham Inn starting at 11am on the Jamerson Bridge. This will be a ride of around 24 miles on public roads with some interesting scenery. However, there is a need to be mindful of the degree of difficulty due to challenging climbs onto the Wolds from Walesby and out of Stainton le Vale on the return.

Cycle out on the Walesby Road to Walesby Top (aviation mast). TL for Otby Top and TL on B1225 (Caister High St) then TR off the High St for Thorsway. Straight on to Croxby and TR Thorganby and on to B1203 …. TR for Clickham Inn and lunch stop.

On the Wold Newton Rd TR at 1st turn. At Newton Lane TL then TR and cycle on to Blands Hill.  TR on Blands Hill for Binbrook. Take the Orford Road out of Binbrook and then drop down into Stainton le Vale. Exit the village on the steep road signed to Walesby and at the High Street (B1225). Riders are advised to exercise every caution at this point when crossing TR and TL off the High Street to Walesby Top. At the aviation mast TL into Tealby Vale and then TR on Tealby Road back to Market Rasen.

The route map is http://my.viewranger.com/route/details/MTg1MzA3Mg==


Wednesday 25th July ……  A  shorter ride led by Angela. <angela.rose.murtagh@gmail.com> Meet at 10am on the Jamerson Bridge, Mk Rsn.   Please tell Angela you are coming


Friday 27th July …… A gentle ride led by Paul <paul.ancliffe@gmail.com> From Brigg to the Sky Dive Centre via Cadney Bridge. Lets hope this is  a day with high pressure and a clear sky and enjoy the free fall spectacle both outside from the airfield and inside on the live cam display.

Assemble / park in the front car park of Brigg Leisure Centre or meet at the centre’s cafe, which opens at 10am. Ride into Brigg using the cycle lane on the main road(A18). At Lidl round-a-bout cut left to river bank and cross the town centre to Elwes St. and south toward Cadney following the river.

Entering the Cadney bua, turn west onto Bridge Lane and cross river at the end of the lane. Go north on the west bank track leading onto Carr Lane and the B1206. Turn left (south) through Hibaldstow until the track on the left, signed “Hibaldstow Bridge”. About 300 meters down the track turn right for the airfield and Sky Dive Centre  (refreshments and comfort break).

The return ride is north through Hibaldstow forking left on B1207 to Scawby.   Shortly after the school turn right onto Church St.  and, on reaching the B1206 junction, turn left and right to use the lane skirting the left side of the power station. This narrow track leads into Silverside Lane and back to the main A18 on the edge of Brigg. Turn right onto the cycle /footpath and then immediately into the leisure centre car park.

The  Brigg, Cadney, Hibaldstow circuit is around 14 miles and a fairly easy ride.


Wednesday 1st August …… A  shorter ride led by Angela.  <angela.rose.murtagh@gmail.com> Meet at 10am on the Jamerson Bridge, Mk Rsn.   Please tell Angela you are coming


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Wednesday 8th August …… A  shorter ride led by Angela.  <angela.rose.murtagh@gmail.com> Meet at 10am on the Jamerson Bridge, Mk Rsn.   Please tell Angela you are coming


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Wednesday 15th August  …  A  shorter ride led by Angela.  <angela.rose.murtagh@gmail.com> Meet at 10am on the Jamerson Bridge, Mk Rsn.   Please tell Angela you are coming


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Wednesday 22nd August …… A  shorter ride led by Angela.   <angela.rose.murtagh@gmail.com> Meet at 10am on the Jamerson Bridge, Mk Rsn.   Please tell Angela you are coming


Friday 24th August  ……  A ride led by Paul <paul.ancliffe@gmail.comBarnetby-le-Wold to Deepdale Garden Centre, Barton-upon-Humber. Some of you will recall this is a ride toward the Humber with some longer tiring gradients.

The ride leaves from Kings Road (DN38 6DG) at Barnetby from outside the raillway station. Going on to Queens Street and (NCR1) to New Barnetby. Riders cross the A18 onto Race Lane in Melton Ross and then left onto Middlegate Lane. Continue north west to the B1206 and turn right onto Wootton Road, then north east to Burnham.

The ride goes north on Burnham Road and stops before Barton-on-Humber for a break and refreshments at our destination, the Deepdale Garden Centre. The return is via Burnham where the route south takes Race Lane to Melton Ross and on to New Barnetby and the start point in Barnetby-le-Wold.

This ride is about 32km (20 miles) and has an undulating route through the northern Lincolnshire Wolds.


Wednesday 29th August  …… A  shorter ride led by Angela.  <angela.rose.murtagh@gmail.com> Meet at 10am on the Jamerson Bridge, Mk Rsn.   Please tell Angela you are coming


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