We operate a sedate cycling group where lycra is not de rigeur! Yes we may go upto 16 miles on our jaunts but we take our time and proceed at the rate of the slowest cyclist. We always arrange our routes to visit a café where we partake of coffee/tea/cake/ice cream/fish and chips/etc. Basically, anything they have to offer!
We ask that you have cycled before but emphasise we are 'recreational' cyclists not budding professionals! A bicycle rack for your car would be a bonus as we are venturing further afield having done all the routes from St. Cuthbert's.
Why not give us a go then? We are keen to build up our numbers from the small group who currently journey out each month.
The group meets on the third Wednesday of the month through spring/summer/autumn.
Please always ring the leader at 10am on the day to check if the ride is on if the weather is looking inclement.
Next session in 2020:
Day/Date: Wednesday 18th March 2020
Ride Leader: Phil Harker (text 07783 408916 to confirm attendance).
Meeting Point: under the railway bridge on Avenham/Miller Park adjacent to Continental pub. On our return we will have refreshments in Avenham Park's Pavilion Café.
Parking: Parking is available on the Avenham Park car park on South Meadow Lane between Avenham Park and the Preston Sports Club (PR1 8JP).
Description of Route: The route is around New Longton and Longton, is mostly flat and on cycle paths and quiet lanes.
Distance: 14.5 miles
If you are interested in joining this group and suggesting ideas for cycling routes, contact the Group Leader Ken Youde on 07437 200221 or, to send an e-mail, please click on the bluebird symbol in the top right-hand corner of the page. For security purposes please include your telephone number when sending an e-mail message.
Cycling Schedule 2020:
18th March: Phil Harker
18th November: ride and Christmas meal
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