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 a “high vis” or similar top garment or even a reflective sash and to 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.

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 the ability of riders in mind.

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 from Middle Rasen or an agreed point elsewhere.  A more energetic route for those who don’t mind a few hills will be planned occasionally. To be put on the mailing list for these harder rides, contact Gary Beighton.

Members cycling independent of a U3A plan, for example at other times on their own or in a casual group (as friends), may not treat that activity as a West Wolds U3A event.


Please look at our Recent Rides  or go back further to the earlier reports page.

Why not plan to use an easier local ride or take something more challenging


What’s on in ~ OCTOBER 
Wednesday 13th October 2021
Angela will be leading a local ride from Jamerson Bridge at 10am. The route will use minor roads but may cross A roads where necessary. There will be a stop for refreshments and comfort break, so please bring a mask or face covering. The distance cycled will be between 10 and 20 miles depending on the ability and wishes of those attending.
Thursday 14th October 2021
After the U3A meeting there is a Time Trial circuit out of Tealby with some famous names in attendance. Taking a ride up to Sunnyside offers some good local viewing for interested members.

Friday 15th October 2021

Unless another offer comes Gordon will lead from Middle Rasen Post Office at 10 am. The fall back route will be to West Rasen then Toft and Owmby by Spittal. Turning south to Spridlington and on toward Welton where we will stp at the Gulf Club (Alternative… The Secret Garden) for a break.

Return is through Clod Hanworth, Faldingworth and Buslingthorpe.

Wednesday 20th October 2021
Angela will be leading a local ride from Jamerson Bridge at 10am and head toward Faldingworth where others may join at 10.30. The route will use minor roads but may cross A roads where necessary. There will be a stop planned for refreshments and comfort break, so please bring a mask or face covering.
As usual, the distance cycled will depend on the ability and wishes of those attending.

Friday 22nd October

The intention is to ride from Station Road, Bardney along the Water Rail Way to Lincoln, Titanic Bridge.

We will meet at the Heritage Centre at 10am and the final route will consider an excursion off the WRW into local villages or onto the new bypass cycle path.

Wednesday 27th October

Angela will be leading a local ride from Jamerson Bridge at 10am. The route will use minor roads but may cross A roads where necessary. There will be a stop for refreshments and comfort break, so please bring a mask or face covering. As usual, the distance cycled will be between 10 and 20 miles depending on the ability and wishes of those attending.

Friday 22nd October


All members may lead rides from time to time, but Angela Murtagh leads a fairly local ride Wednesdays, Gordon Jennings will lead Friday rides and Gary Beighton leads the more challenging rides.

We are happy to be joined by members from other u3a groups providing joining is  undertaken with safety in mind and by prior arrangement. 

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