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CYCLING

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

Next Ride:16 October 2019

Ride to be led by Dave and Liz. Liz has called this 'the three duck ponds ride' a chocolate button for the first to spot all three.

Meet at Longnor for a 10.30 start, as usual.

The ride will take us over the hill to Brund, then to Hulme End and Hartington, where we can take a coffee break (excellent scones!!). From there to Monyash for lunch, either at the cafe or on the green opposite. Returning via Chelmorton, Hurdlow (via the High Peak trail), Earl Sterndale and Crowdicote.

About 25 miles with the odd hill, non too steep or sustained, and a section on the High Peak Trail.

Future Rides:
20 November 2019
18 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, 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.
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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.

September 2019

On a beautiful, calm, sunny day we cycled 36 miles on largely flat lanes through the Cheshire countryside. We started from Redesmere and rode to Tatton Park via Chelford, Marthall and Ashley. After a picnic lunch we returned via Knutsford, Plumley and Goostrey. A very pleasant ride, though there were some tired legs at the end...

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The Tree of Imagination at Lower Peover
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Photos taken by Joan Bond. (Click on images to enlarge.)

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.

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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.)

October 2019