Cycling - Short
Meet At Cafe Viaduct, Grandstand Road, WR1 3EJ on Monday at 1030hr
Leader and Contact: Denis Compton
The Cycling (Short) group meets fortnightly, throughout the year.
We usually cycle for about 2 hours, achieving 16 to 20 miles and the aim is to have an enjoyable and sociable ride with either an optional pub lunch at the end of it or a cafe break in the middle of it. Most of our rides take place on designated cycle paths, canal towpaths and 'C' roads - we try to avoid ‘A’ roads, busy ‘B’ roads and wet or icy weather.
If you are an occasional cyclist, you should be able to cope. You can test yourself by trying out the 10 mile Worcester 'Pedway' route. If you can complete this ride in about an hour and a quarter, then you are capable of keeping up with the group. Our first ride of the season will be just 15 miles
With regard to equipment, any bike with gears will do. We also accept e-bikes. As you can see from photos on this page, a hi-vis jacket is useful for most of the year and we all wear helmets. It is also worth getting a spare inner tube for your bike since it's often the quickest way to deal with a puncture.
We usually meet at Cafe Viaduct in Grandstand Road at 10.30 a.m. though we will have a few alternative start points - details will appear in the events section, below
The date of the next scheduled ride is (see Events below)
|Dates for your Diary|
|Mon Jan 20th||Ride - Leader Denis Compton|
|Mon Feb 3rd||Ride - Leader John Cashmore|
|Mon Feb 17th||Ride - Leader Robin Welford|
|Mon Mar 2nd||Ride - Leader Pete Ager|
|Mon Mar 16th||Ride - Leader Carl Armstrong|
|Mon Mar 30th||Ride - Leader Sylvia Pulleng|
|Mon Apr 13th||Easter Monday Ride (depends on demand)|
|Mon Apr 27th||Ride - Leader Linda Ruddick|
|Mon May 11th||Ride - Leader Trevor Daniel|
|Mon May 25th||Ride - Leader John Cashmore|
|Mon Jun 8th||Ride - Leader Penny Welford|
|Mon Jun 22nd||Ride - Leader Jacki Ager|
|Mon Jul 6th||Ride - Leader Steve Hadley|
|Mon Jul 20th||Ride - Leader Nigel Green|
|Mon Aug 3rd||Ride - Leader Philippa Lloyd|
|Mon Aug 17th||Ride|
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