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, using lights when appropriate.

Cycle Group rides are currently coordinated by Gordon Jennings. We welcome suggestions for future rides. 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

And……… See where we have been!


Rules for Cycling 


Wednesday 24th April is one of the planned local rides from Jamerson Bridge with Angela. Distance, route and the stop, will be dependant on those riding. So, let Angela know you plan to ride

Friday 26th April – A Woodlands Leisure Ride(Lanes and Forest tracks) with Paul

 Tesco Market Rasen at 10am >Dog kennel Farm(Forest Track to Willingham Road)>Tealby Thorpe and Walesby (via Sandy Lane) > A46 via Walesby Moor Road>Nova Scotia Bridge( via Forest track)>Woodlands Caravan Park and Sunnyside UP(via Forest Track) LUNCH at Sunnyside Up(11 miles)>Willingham Woods Picnic Area(Forest Road)>Dog Kennel Farm and Little London>Legsby> Bleasby> Linwood(Country Lanes)>Tescos (Approx.19 miles Total)

This is a very pleasant local ride on sheltered tracks and byways with a leisurely stop for lunch at Sunnyside Up Farm Shop(Prices a little more than 10 Acres Café!)

Pease tell Paul [paul.hiley1@btopenworld.com] you plan to join his ride


Wednesday 1st Mayis one of the planned local rides from Jamerson Bridge with Angela. Distance, route and the stop, will be dependant on those riding. So, let Angela know you plan to ride please.

Friday 3rd May this is a longer ride is being planned by Chris. Gordon is waiting for details, but if you intend riding on the 3rd please let Chris know.


Wednesday 8th Mayis one of the planned local rides from Jamerson Bridge with Angela. Distance, route and the stop, will be dependant on those riding. So, let Angela know you plan to ride please.

Friday 10th May provisionally East Barkwith Via Holtham Garrs or Sixhills, 20 miles

Meet at Tesco, Mkt Rsn at 10am. Cycle out via the Ridings and Legsby Road toward Little London and turn left toward Sixhills. For those wanting to climb, use the Sixhills Road to Hainton, or for the “off road” experience turn for Haltham Garrs  and cross the the track (Croppers Goss) to the Beck House Farm road and then into Hainto.

In Hainton there is a short hop on the A157 which takes the riders on to South Willingham. Willingham take the Barkwith Road to East Barkwith where the pub opens at 12 noon.

Leave the pub and travel a short hop back (west) on the A157 turning sharp right for East Torrington. Take the offset junction toward Callow and then on through Bleesby Moor and on to the B1202 at White House Corner. Follow the B1202 into Linwood where the cycle track takes us back to Tesco in Market Rasen.

Please let Gordon know you intend to ride


Wednesday 15th May is one of the planned local rides from Jamerson Bridge with Gordon standing in for Angela. Distance, route and the stop, will be dependant on those riding.

Friday 17th May is a longer ride looking for a leader, please!

Saturday 18th May ….. An Extra ride from 10am to 3pm hosted by Paul Hiley during the Open Churches Festival

This is a rough outline of a proposed bike tour around a number of local churches during the annual Open Churches Festival. It incorporates lunch at Wickenby Airfield and ends with tea and scones at Market Rasen New Life (Lincolnshire’s newest Church Building) plus an exhibition of “Talking Pictures” by local Christian artists.

Mostly local lanes, some bridleways and a return through Willingham Woods. Page numbers refer to the Churches Festival handbook available in all churches. This gives further details of what can be found in each church.

Meet Tescos at 10a.m. >Legsby St.Thomas’s Church(p33)(Music group playing)>Linwood (via Bleasby) >St. Michael’s Buslingthorpe) p27. (Guide on hand)>Faldingworth All Saints Church (Medieval music)>Friesthorpe>Wickenby St. Peter and St.Lawrence Church (p41) (Exhibition)>Wickenby Airfield (LUNCH)>Holton cum Beckering All Saints Church (p31) (Exhibition)>West Torrington>Collow>Little London(via Wood Langham)>Willingham Woods Picnic Area> Market Rasen New Life Church for tea and scones plus Talking Pictures(p34)

Please let me know [paul.hiley1@btopenworld.com] if you would like to do this tour.

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