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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: 19 May 2021


Future Rides:
16 June 2021
21 July 2021
18 August 2021
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.
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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.

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.)

November 2019

The ride started from Gawsworth near the hall. Then via Lower Pexhill and Henbury and up to the Wizard on Alderley Edge for a coffee stop. Then via Marthall and Peover Heath to Jodrell Bank for a lunch stop. Returning via Goostrey, Twemlow Green, Swettenham Heath and Marton.

Gawsworth Church
Gawsworth Church
Jodrell Bank
Jodrell Bank
Photos taken by Joan Bond. (Click on images to enlarge.)

October 2019

The ride was from Longnor, over the hill to Brund, then to Hulme End and Hartington, for a coffee break . From there to Monyash for lunch. Return was via Chelmorton, Hurdlow (via the High Peak trail), Earl Sterndale and Crowdicote.

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

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...

The Tree of Imagination at Lower Peover
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.

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

April 2021