Worcester

Cycling - Long

Meet at café located on Grandstand Road close to viaduct, WR1 3EJ on Monday at 09.30 hrs.

Leader and Contact: Jeff Clayton

Welcome! The U3A Long Cycling Group meets on a Monday morning every other week. A full programme is decided shortly after the first ride of the season. The ride usually starts from the café located in Grandstand Road in Worcester City at 9:30 a.m. The first ride for the year 2019/2020 was on 9th September 2019 at 9:30. Thereafter, the rides will be every fortnight from this date up to the end of August 2020. The average riders per ride is 12.

Our rides are approximately 25-30 miles in length and the pace is 10-12 mph, but we keep together as a group. Occasionally the distance may be as much as 35 miles. Rides are mainly on public roads and the back lanes of Worcestershire.

Members of the group are encouraged to act as ride leaders and to try and explore new routes around Worcester. The Group Leader will inform members of the Group as to who is the nominated Ride Leader in good time.

We sometimes have an "out and about" ride, where we start from a different location away from Worcester. On those occasions you will need to transport your bike to the start - so if you have a bike rack for your car so much the better. If you are able to take more than one bike plus rider, let the nominated ride leader know!

We also stop towards the end of the ride for a refreshment break and a natter!

The group is open to any U3A member who is of good health and fitness who is capable of cycling a distance of 25 miles at an average pace of 10 to 12 mph. If any new members wish to have a trial ride to assist in their decision to join the group then they are welcome to join a ride. The rider’s bike must be well maintained and roadworthy with sufficient on-board tools and spares to fix minor jobs, such as a puncture, whilst out and about. The appropriate safety helmet and bright cycling clothing is also considered essential.

Jeff Clayton
September 2019

Dates for your Diary
Mon Oct 21st Ride Leader - Mike Wood
Sun Oct 27th Cycle Worcestershire - 50 or 70 mile route(Some riders of the Group taking part)
Mon Nov 4th Ride Leader - Bob Yuille
Mon Nov 18th Ride Leader - David Holdsworth
Mon Dec 2nd Ride Leader - Steve Workman
Mon Dec 16th Ride Leader - Steve Smith
Mon Dec 30th Ride Leader - Bill Douglas
Mon Jan 13th 2020 Full programme for 2020 up to 31st August 2020 to be published in due course
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