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Group coordinator:
Ann Apps
e-mail: cycling@newmillsu3a.org.uk
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 May 2022


Future Rides:
15 June 2022
20 July 2022
17 August 2022
21 September 2022
19 October 2022
16 November 2022
21 December 2022 (or possibly 14th)

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 2021

The 40k Ride, with a few hills started from Middleton-by-Youlgreave. Then it went via Elton, Grangemill, Longcliffe, Brassington, Bradbourne  and the Tissington incline for lunch at Tissington. From there it continued to Parsley Hay and via Long Rake back to Middleton.

Hartington Signal Box

Hartington Signal Box

Parsley Hay

Parsley Hay

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

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

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.



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.


Coffee at Monyash


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.



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

April 2022