Cycling: CYCLING FOR PLEASURE 25-30km Group
Time - 10:00
Week - First
Day - Friday
Venue - Different Meeting Place each Event
Group Coordinators
First NameSurname
RogerCreed
SueCreed
Events
NameDateTime
TEST EVENT PLEASE IGNORE04 Jun 202222:00

Insurance: Please note that participation in all U3A events is at the participant's own risk, as we do not provide                              insurance for event participants.  We do have third party insurance cover in place which covers any                             claims made against us by others.
                          Please bring your Catsalut or EHIC card or details of your private health insurance policy. 
Venue: We meet to cycle off at different places decided by the event organiser.

                Details of each ride are notified at least 7 days in advance.

Meeting Exceptions:
           
Traditionally in July the U3A Cycle Groups do their rides 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.

Cycling for Pleasure is the original U3A Costa Cycling Group created in 2003.

EVENTS are aimed at the Non-Assisted cyclist with basic skills who cycles for pleasure rather than as a serious cyclist.
Members should be comfortable riding at an average speed of approx. 15kph.

ROUTES: Distance 25 to 30km. on minor roads or dedicated cycle & country paths which have mainly HARD PACKED surface. Generally slightly undulating routes & gradual inclines of up to 8% avoiding STEEP HILLS.

Bikes should preferably be hybrid.
Road bikes with thin tyres may not be compatible with some paths.

E Bikes & our stronger non-assisted cyclists are welcome to join us, but we must ask that all participants accept that the emphasis is on PLEASURE so we all ride at a pleasurable pace.

Safety & consideration for our members:
For their own safety all u3a Cyclists are asked to wear helmets.

Each member should carry Basic 1st Aid kit, spare inner tubes, cycle pump.
We ask that even although individuals may be capable of cycling faster, everyone stays behind the leader.
Occasionally routes take us on short stretches of busy roads, then we cycle in groups of 5 or 6 leaving a  space of 2 car lengths between each cycle group.
To ensure we all 'follow the correct route' at each turn off, the leader will ask a member to remain on the corner until all the group have passed. 

There is a link to U3A Cycle Guidelines at top of this Groups Page.     

Web sites like Plotaroute, Mapometer & Wikiloc are useful to record & check route difficulty.
             
USE MEMBERS ARCHIVES TO REVIEW ROUTES & GAIN IDEAS FOR NEW EVENTS
  
          To view details of many of the routes the group have enjoyed:
             
select 'Members Archives'    'Cycling For Pleasure' 
            
The last 4 years include Web links to maps of the routes.
                U
p to 2020 the group used to meet twice a month.
             
With the growing numbers of E-bike members it was decided to have
               
one Cycling for Pleasure and 2 E-Bike events per month.

 Our 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 or Norauto are reasonably priced.

CYCLING for PLEASURE January to July 2021

Jan 7th

Caroline

Lev

Km

Palafrugell / Llofriu

Feb 5th

Mike and Sandy



CANCELLED COVID RESTRICTIONS

March 5th

Ken and Ethel

L 6

34

BAIX Emp’ Monells Canapost

March 5th

Mike & Sandy

L 6

 35

ALT Emp’ Ventallo Camallera

April 2nd

GOOD FRIDAY



PUBLIC HOLIDAY

April 30th
5th Friday

Alan and Jenny

 L 6

 27

Flaca Colomers Gauses St J Desevals

May 7th

John & Jane Chapman

 L 5

 30

Palafrugell  Pals

June 4th

Andy and Joan




July

Joint Cycle Event



DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

Aug 6th





Sept 3rd





Oct 1st





Nov 5th





Dec

Joint Cycle Event



DATE TO BE CONFIRMED











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