Barnsley & District

Motorcycling

The Motorcycling Group is open to all U3A members, male or female, with an interest in motorbikes. While there may be an emphasis on riding, members who do not currently own or ride a motorbike are welcome to join and share their experiences, expertise, and interests.

Meetings are divided in a broadly seasonal manner, with summer and/or good riding days used for longer planned rides with specific purpose in mind, and winter and/or poor riding days are used for social meetings, to plan and/or review activities.

The non-riding meetings are also used to share experience and expertise, and also to look at member's projects.

Outside of the planned meetings, members maintain a message circle to enable short notice link ups for ad-hoc rides. Longer rides, involving overnight stops may also be developed.

The purpose of our rides is to enjoy them, not to thrash about as fast as possible, and this means using less busy roads with regular stops rather than motorways.

Rides planned this season:

6 July - Meet at the Spencer Arms car park in Cawthorne for the ride through the Peak District which was planned for 8 June - completed

20 July  - North Yorkshire Moors and Coast - organised by Keith - deferred because of weather.

3 August - North Yorkshire Moors and Coast - organised by Keith -
There was some trepidation when we started, the weather forecast inluded a lot of rain, but we decided to go. The collective anti-rain dance worked and we had a dry day out - there was even some sunshine in Whitby!

17 August - Thanks to keith's weather dance, and John's route planning, we had a sunny and picturesque tour of the Peaks.

31 August - Withernsea nuclear bunker and other East Yorkshire delights - organised by Alan

14 September -  An Excellent day out to RAF Conningsby,to see the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. We arrived just in time to hear the Lancaster take off! - Organised by Bob.

Coordinator: Ray Woodhams (Ray.woodhams@gmail.com) or John Watts (wots4@aol.com)

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