Groups

NEW MEMBERS.

You are now members of the Costa Brava U3A. It is time for you to decide which of the following groups interest you and you would like to join. The group coordinator describes the activities and other important information on their group page so have a look. Once you decide which groups you would like to join please email the coordinators. This is very easy to do as on each group page, just under the coordinator contact details there is an envelope,  click on it and an email will open for you to complete to request group membership. You will need to do this for each group you would like to join. This email goes directly to the coordinator and contains all your contact details.
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Welcome to the Cycling: CYCLING FOR PLEASURE 25-30km Group


Group Coordinators

ForenameSurname
RogerCreed
SueCreed

Meetings

WeekDayTime
First + ThirdFriday10:00

Events

NameDateTime
Andy's Pleasurable New Year Cycle05 Jan 201810:00

Venue: Details are notified at least seven days in advance.

Meeting Exceptions:

We only meet once in July & December.
Traditionally in July all U3A 
Cycle Groups do a ride and then  meet up for a BBQ & pool party.
In December each cycle group does a festive cycle followed by a joint celebratory meal.

No meetings in August.    Please note that from September 2017 Cycling for Pleasure cover up to Level 4 routes. See cycling Guidelines.

To view details of many of the routes we have enjoyed:
select 'Members Archives'    'Cycling For Pleasure'   


U3A Cycling For Pleasure

Program of events from January to December 2017

1st and 3rd Friday of the month.


Our steadily growing, friendly group's aims are:

  • To cycle at a pleasurable pace.
  • To take advantage of as many off road cycle tracks and C class roads as possible.
  • To avoid steeper terrain.
  • Seek to explore different areas of the beautiful countryside.
  • Take a previously tested fairly circular route.
  • Passing through a point of interest or village where the group can take the opportunity to pause for breath and browse.
  • If possible the starting/finishing point is at a parking place near a restaurant offering a reasonable `Menu del Dia.'
The participating members should then feel free to prolong the social activity through lunch, or continue on their way to other commitments.
 
The rides tend to be a complete trip of no more than 3 1/2  hours total (including sight seeing and refreshment stops.)
 
In order to vary the cycle rides we meet at different points.
 
Many of our members contribute to discovering new rides and leading the group.
It is necessary to transport bikes on or in cars.
 
If any of you should need to purchase cycle racks we have found the cycle racks from Decathlon are reasonably priced.
CYCLE FOR PLEASURE CALENDAR
JANUARY  TO DECEMBER
2018
DATE ORGANISERS  
Jan 5th Andy & Joan Ball  
Jan 19th Norman & Yvonne Wray  
Feb 2nd John & Inger Hancock  
Feb 16th Roaland Hoath  
March 2rd Alan Packman  
March 16th Paul Rowlerson  
April 6th Wiebe Van der Meer  
April 20th Alan Campbell  
May 5th    
May 19th Caroline and Dennis Ham  
June 2nd    
June 16th    
July 7th POOL PARTY  
SUMMER BREAK
Sept 1st    
Sept 15th    
October 6th    
October 20th    
Nov  3rd    
Nov 17th    
December 1st    
Dec 11th    
 

Below are a few of the routes we have explored so far:

 
  • L'Escala - Sant Marti - L'Armentera - L'Arbre - Viladamat - Albons
  • Pals - Peratallada-La Bisbal
  • Seres d' Pals - Gualta
  • Verges - Colomers - Vilopriu - Les Olives
  • Empuriabrava coastal and inland
  • Bellcaire d'Emporda, Albons, Tor, La d'Emporda, Tallada Verges
  • Gualta - Ultramort - Ullustret
  • L'Estartit - Ter River - Verges
  • L'Estartit - coastal plain on both sides of Ter estuary.
  • Palamos - La Fosca- Calonge
  • Ultramort to La Sala, Foixa, Rupia and back.
  • Palamos - La Fosca - Palafrugell
 We have also undertaken 3 one way rides along the Vias Verdes-Greenways:
 
 WHY NOT COME ALONG AND JOIN US??

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