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CYCLING

Group coordinator:
Ann Apps
e-mail: cycling@newmillsu3a.org.uk
Meetings:
Third Wednesday in the month (weather permitting)

This group is currently full. Please contact me if you wish to join a waiting list. Ann


Next Ride: 18 August 2021

TBA

Future Rides:
15 Septmber 2021
20 October 2021
17 November 2021
15 December 2021


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.
winter
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We ride at an easy pace and happily wait for stragglers. A mixture of road, touring, hybrid, electric and mountain bikes are used. Coffee and lunch stops picnics in summer - are an important part of the day at nice cafes or pubs.
cycling
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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.

May 2021

A 25 mile ride starting at Tideswell. The ride included the Hucklows and The Barrel Inn
before descending to Eyam for coffee. Then down to Froggat and over to
Baslow via Curber for lunch. Up through Hassop and the Longstones to
Monsal Head before descending to Cressbrook and then the final ascent to Litton and
Tideswell.

Monsal Head
Monsal Head 
Photo taken by David Cooper. (Click on images to enlarge.)

December 2020

December's ride was a shorter one, 15 miles, from New Mills.

December ride 1
December ride 2
Photos taken by Joan Bond. (Click on images to enlarge.)

October 2020

The ride was 22 miles, fromTideswell, via Little Hucklow, Eyam (for coffee),Frogatt, Curbar, Baslow (for lunch), Hassop, Great Longstone, Monsal Head and Cressbrook, in two socially distanced groups of six.

Monsal Head

Monsal Head

On the ride

On the ride

Photos taken by Colin Foord and Joan Bond. (Click on images to enlarge.)

September 2020

The ride was from the Middlewood Way, via Bollington, Prestbury, Redesmere, Jodrell Bank, Alderley Edge and Adlington, in two socially distanced groups of six.

Redesmere

Redesmere

Lunch stop

Lunch stop

Photos taken by Joan Bond. (Click on images to enlarge.)

August 2020

Good to be cycling again! The ride was from Hartington, via Monyash and Youlgreave, in two socially distanced groups of six.

Monyash

Coffee at Monyash

Youlgreave

Lunch at Youlgreave

en route
 
Photos taken by Joan Bond. (Click on images to enlarge.)

January 2020

The ride started from Longor, SW over the moor (Morridge) to Thorncliffe, then to the visitor centre at Tittesworth reservoir for lunch. Then Roche Grange, Roach End, Newstone farm, Royal Cottage and back to Longnor.

morridge1

Morridge

morridge2
on ride
on ride 2
tittesworth
 
Photos taken by Joan Bond. and Jo Barber (Click on images to enlarge.)


August 2021