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

Next Ride: 21 August 2019

We are off to Yorkshire for the next ride.

Meet at Dunford Bridge car park which is on the Trans Pennine Trail. OS sheet 110 GR 158023 approx. Turn off towards the top of the Woodhead Pass A628 onto the minor road to Dunford Bridge.

Meet as normal 10.15 for 10.30 start.

The proposed route takes us from the old station at Dunford Bridge (not the reservoir) UP to Windmill cafe (9.5k) then via Ingbirchworth, Upper Denby, High Hoyland, and Cannon Hall (22.5km) for lunch at either cafe or picnic or garden centre.

After lunch Silkstone, Thurgoland, UP Green Moor !, Penistone and back along the gently rising Trans Pennine Trail.

Total route 51km with 1000m ascent although if this is too much for some it can be reduced by 250m by taking Trans Pennine trail from Thurgoland! There is also a road option from Penistone via Millhouse Green.

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

August 2019