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.

For information about joining U3A activities please call Heather Barratt on 01673 849393 or send an email. You may, of course, complete the U3A’s  contact us form and someone will get back to you.

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

Weekly Rides  normally commence at 10 am on a Friday and are led by one of the cycling group. Check start time and location.

Wednesday Rides last about 2 hours and the first person to set the start time and location will choose the route.

Group Rides are planned with the dates and routes published below. The exception may be when members make their own way to a fixed destination or meeting place from other locations.

Some rides could be affected by weather, so watch for an email in advance of the published ride.

Click to view some pre planned cycle routes

Visit the  Cycling Dairy to see where we have recently ridden 


The days ahead  


Wednesday 20th ~  Gordon is offering a ride from the Market Place at 10am.

A possible 12 to 13 miles light traffic route with some cycle track is ~ Middle Rasen, Buslingthorpe, Faldingworth, Friesthorpe, Lissingley, Linwood, Mk Rasen.

Take Refreshments in Mk Rasen.

Contact Gordon if you are interested, please.


 

Friday 22nd December ~ Angela is offering to lead a ride starting at 10am from Tesco Market Rasen. Contact angela.rose.murtagh@gmail.com  to say you would like to ride and where. Thanks


Friday 29th December ~ Your suggestions sought


Think about rides in 2018 please.

Rutland Waters ~ TBA in the Spring of 2018

Please liaise within others in the group re vehicles (+ cycle carriers) so, where possible, we pair up to travel the A46/A1. Journey time is about 1hr 20mins

Meet 11am, at arrowed public car park, Whitwell LE15 8BL. Car parking charges are £6/ day.

Cycles, tandems and power assist cycles are available for hire from shop adjacent to the car park.

Rutland Water’s outer circuit is about 17 mile with an option for our more keen riders to extend their ride where the land juts into the reservoir. The route offers a number of locations where cyclist can stop, refresh and use facilities. It is a fairly gentle and safe route with some undulations, mainly using the track shared by walkers.

Commence ride anticlockwise from the Crafty Fox Café at 11.30 am.

Family / U3A members may wish to accompany the cycle group to walk or enjoy the nearby water park or other attractions separately.

Plan to commence journey back by a specific time, say 4 pm – subject to amendment.


 


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