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 gordon@elgo.net  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 below.

Wednesday Rides are local to Market Rasen,  shorter and last about 2 hours with a break for refreshments. We meet at 10am on the Jamerson Bridge in Market Rasen and ride locally. If you want to join Angela angela.rose.murtagh@gmail.com for a midweek ride please email in advance of the day.

Prepared Cycle Routes  and  Other Suggestions from Chris


Visit the  Cycling Diary  and see where we have ridden


October 2018


 


On Wednesday 17th October, Angela is doing the 9 mile walk so Gordon leads the usual shorter ride from Jamerson Bridge today. We will set off at 10 am and will adjust the length to suit those riding. Just say you intend riding by email to Gordon on gordon@elgo.net


Friday  19 th October …. Market Rasen (Tesco Car Park) to Wickenby Airfield Café via Faldingworth. About 18 miles

Chis Owen will lead this ride with a 10 am start.. riding south from the car park to Linwood and on to Buslingthorpe and Faldingworth. The group will wait for a few minutes in case anyone is planning to start at 10.30 from the junction with Spridlington Road in Faldingworth. The route continues toward Spridlington, but takes the first left to Snarford. A brief stop at the two redundant medieval churches (Buslingthorpe and Snarford) adds to an  interesting ride.

Continue south to Westlaby either thru Snelland or Wickenby and then cross the airfield to the Airfield Café / Museum where there is a large selection cakes and other refreshments. A cafetier of coffee and a bacon roll costs around £3.50! If you cant ride on the 19th, why not simply join the group for a cuppa?

Return is our usual route crossing the Airfield into Wickenby,  then passing Wickenby  Wood and turning at the Old Telephone Exchange. The minor road passes over Lissingley Crossing and  leads on to Market Rasen (either via Middle Rasen or Linwood).  Anyone starting from Faldingworth will cycle with the group until the telephone exchange where they separate and continue thru Friesthorpe to Faldingworth. 

Contact Chris (tudorowen1@hotmail.com) to say you will join this ride.


On Wednesday 24th October, Angela leads the  ride from Jamerson Bridge. The group will set off at 10 am and will adjust the length to suit those riding. Just say you intend riding by email to Angela (angela.rose.murtagh@gmail.com)


Friday  26 th October, is a 10 am start from Middle Rasen (Post Office) riding to Goltho and Wragby.  26 miles

We cycle south from Middle Rasen to Lissington and turn right to Wickenby. Continue on to Snelland , Reasby and Stainton by Langworth. Cross the A158 and continue to Newball and circuit Hardy Gang Wood. At 2nd exit turn left for Apley and again for Goltho. Follow signs for Wragby to the B1202 and turn left (north) , to ride into Wragby.

Take refreshments at the Corn Dolly, the public house  or other café.

Leave Wragby on the A157 for 1km and turn left for West Torrington and bare left out of the village . At the staggered junction at Bleasby Moor turn left for Lissington and right on the B1202. At the White Hart PH turn left and take the right turn for the last 4 miles into Middle Rasen

Please tell Gordon  (gordon@elgo.net) you intend riding.


On Wednesday 30th October, Angela leads the  ride from Jamerson Bridge. The group will set off at 10 am and will adjust the length to suit those riding. Just say you intend riding by email to Angela (angela.rose.murtagh@gmail.com)


Friday  2 nd November

Ideas please.

 

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