Cycling: CYCLING FOR PLEASURE 25-30km Group
Time - 10:00
Week - First + Third
Day - Friday
Venue - Different Meeting Place each Event
Group Coordinators
First NameSurname
RogerCreed
SueCreed
Events
NameDateTime
Grace and Davids pleasurable cycle in the country31 Jan 202010:00

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.
Our cycling members join us from other U3A Cycle Groups. All are welcome, we simply ask that everyone cycles at our usual Cycle for Pleasure pace & even though individuals may be capable of cycling faster that we all stay behind the leader. 

No meetings in August.    Please note that from September 2017 Cycling for Pleasure cover up to Level 5 routes. See Cycling Guidelines.

To view details of many of the routes we have enjoyed:
select 'Members Archives'    'Cycling For Pleasure' 
 The last 3 years include links to maps of the routes.


U3A Cycling For Pleasure

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 2019  TO JULY 2020
DATE ORGANISERS AREA
Jan 4th Pete Hull L’Escala to St Pescador
Jan 18th Grace & David Ultramort to Casavells
Feb 1st Ken & Ethel Monells
Feb 15th Inger & John Bescano
March 1st Roger & Sue Sills
March 15th Joan & Andy Vulpellac
April 5th Mike & Sandy Dunne Palau Sator
April 19th EASTER BREAK  
May 3rd Kent & Eva Llagostera
May 17th Paul Rowlerson CANCELLED BAD WEATHER
June 7th Alan & Jenny Corsa to the Rio Ter circular
June  21st  Caroline & Den L'Escala to St Pere P circular
July 5th Jane Kingham  JOINT CYCLE EVENT  Llafranc
POOL PARTY at Ian & Janes
  SUMMER BREAK  
Sept 6th Sue & Roger Corsa & the Ter Hinterland
Sept 20th Pete & Sandra Fluvia Valley between Armenian  & Sant Mori
Oct 4th Paul Evans & Roger Palau Sator Vulpellac Gualta
Oct 18th Paul Rowlerson Santa Cristina d'Aro
Nov 1st PUBLIC HOLIDAY NO CYCLE
Nov 15th Henrick & Henny  Lagostera area Cancelled: Bad Weather
Nov 29th Norman & Yvonne  
Dec Tue 10th XMAS CYCLE JOINT CYCLE GROUP EVENT
               XMAS BREAK   
  CYCLE  for PLEASURE 2020  
Jan 17th Alan & Viv Campbell Palamos  
Jan 31st (5th Frid)  Grace & David              Sant Feliu de Boada
Feb 7th    
Feb 21st   John & Jane Chapman  
Mar 6th          Paul Rowlerson  
Mar 20th  Nienke   
April 3rd  John & Inger  
April 17th  Karen &Gusty  
May 15th   Henny & Henrick               Llagostera           
May 29th (5th Fri)   Mike & Sandy             
June 5th  Kent & Eva  
June 19th  Joan & Andy Ball  
July 3rd Joint Pool party  
 

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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