“If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together”
Time: Fortnightly, on Tuesdays or Fridays
Rides for bikes and e-bikes, varying between 10 and 20 miles, and from 3 to 5 hours.
Members on the mailing list will receive regular e-mail updates on future rides.
Please contact the Convenor to join, or leave, the list.
The Group has steadily increased in size over the year with over thirty members, averaging around eight to twelve each ride. We have had many great times with friendships formed. New members are always welcome and we can assign a "buddy" for the first outings.
The rides are mostly flat, on minor roads, Cycle Superhighways, along canal paths, in parks, occasional bus lanes, to local and more distant destinations. Rides includes coffee/tea/comfort stops, and time to just chat! Some trips may use train travel within the Freedom Pass network at off-peak times.
Short introductory rides can be arranged as "tasters", so it's a good way to get back into cycling and gain confidence on two wheels again.
Group members continue to search out new routes for the Group to enjoy.
To contact the Convenor please click on the blue bird logo.
The Bike Group Report for 2021
The Bike Group has continued to meet regularly during the year with about 25 outings arranged. When necessary the riders were divided into smaller groups to comply with the Covid rules that applied at the time.
These rides have provided the opportunity to visit the parks and palaces, rivers and waterways of London and explore its rich cultural and industrial history.
In December, Peter Saunders stepped down as Convenor of the Group, having started the Group in 2014 and led it so well since then.
For reports on some of the Bike Group recent rides, click on the links.
For the compete reports, click on the links in the panel.
Reports and photos of some of rides the group have enjoyed are added from time to time, so please visit the site again soon.
For a report on a recent trip, click this link Olympic Park 2022
There are also short reports, with photos, on many of the rides from 2015 onward and these can be accessed by members of D&D U3A through Google Docs. If you would like to read these then please contact the Convenor for details.
For anyone wanting a useful App to find a cycle route in London, try CycleStreets.
Finally, some of you may have visited the River Lea on a Group ride; if so you will be interested to watch this programme on River Walks:
John Clements, Group Convenor.
Updated: March 2022
To contact the Convenor please click on the blue bird logo