About the group
The fair weather cycling group; so we will not be cycling if conditions are bad. Rides are undertaken monthly during the summer. They mainly follow flat cycle paths and are undertaken at a leisurely pace.
We have a great off road cycle network in the Llanelli area.
When out cycling our aim is to keep together in a group, so we set a leisurely pace and no one gets left behind. We also have stops at points of interest and a café or a pub for a refreshment break. Cycling is a great way to exercise and has low impact on hips and knees. It's also a good way to socialise, get some fresh air and to appreciate the countryside close up.
As this activity is weather dependent, please check the web site to see if the ride is still going ahead as planned on the morning of the ride.
The route will have been checked by the ride leader to identify any risks so the Group can be informed before they set off. Cycling in a group is safe if some common sense precautions are followed. These are:
• avoiding collisions by leaving a gap between riders.
• riding in single file along roads and not more than two abreast off road. Remember that most off road tracks are shared with pedestrians. If approaching them from behind, give them plenty of warning by ringing your bell.
• letting other riders in your group know if you intend to stop by shouting "stopping" loudly.
• keeping the group together by having a leader in front who will set the pace. If there is a big group have a backstop who can signal to the front with a whistle if there is a need to stop.
As with all U3A based activities Cycling is covered by the Third Age Trust’s Public Liability Insurance Policy. This gives cover in the event of third party actions including those within the group. But it should be noted that the insurance is not an accident insurance and claims for personal injuries not resulting from the action of third parties are unlikely to be covered. Members requiring such protection will need to obtain their own Accident Insurance.
All those participating in a ride do so at their own risk.
• Safe and roadworthy bike with a bell.
• Bike lock for our café stops.
• It is advisable to wear a helmet and cycling gloves may be necessary.
• The ride leader will carry a first aid kit, a pump and a tyre repair kit but bring yours along if you have them.
|Group Convener||Paul Cullen|