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CYCLING

Group coordinator:
Derek Peterson
e-mail: valandderekp@tiscali.co.uk
telephone: 01663 744 332
Meetings:
Generally once a month (weather permitting)

Next Ride: 19 June 2019

Details TBA

Future Rides:
17 July 2019
21 August 2019
18 September 2019
16 October 2019
20 November 2019
18 (or 11) December 2019


The Cycling Group

The cycling group, founded in 2007, meets once per month for leisurely rides of generally 25 – 30 miles in 4 – 6 hours including stops.  The outings continue throughout the year (weather permitting), mainly on minor roads in Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Cheshire.
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We ride at an easy pace and happily wait for stragglers. A mixture of road, touring, hybrid and mountain bikes are used. Coffee and lunch stops picnics in summer - are an important part of the day at nice cafes or pubs.
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The group includes some members from other local U3As, with all members being encouraged to lead a ride of their choice if they wish.

April 2019

On a beautiful Spring day, although with a cool east wind at times, we cycled a 24 mile loop round Derbyshire, up hill and down dale, starting from Tideswell. Our route took us up through Great Hucklow and Bretton, then down to Eyam for coffee. After riding through Froggat and Curbar to Baslow we picnicked by the river. After lunch we continued up via Hassop and Great Longstone to Monsal Head, then down through Monsal Dale, up through Cressbrook to Litton and back to Tideswell.

picnic at Baslow
Picnic by the river in Baslow
Enjoying the sunshine, the view and ice cream at Monsal Head
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Photos taken by Joan Bond. (Click on images to enlarge.)

May 2019