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
Hams Pleasant Coastal Cycle to St Pere21 Jun 201910:00

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
SEPTEMBER 2018  TO DECEMBER 2019
DATE ORGANISERS AREA
Sept 1st Sue and Roger

Albons St Mori         

Sept 15th Maggie & Ian Torroella de Montgi Ulla
Oct 6th Alan & Annie Ullastret
Oct 19th Grace & David Ultramort              CANCELLED
Nov  2nd Henny & Henrik Casa de la Selva
Nov 16th Noel & Jacqui Parlava
Dec 7th PANTO so NO CYCLE  
Dec 11th XMAS JOINT CYCLE EVENT DATE TO BE CONFIRMED
  XMAS BREAK  
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 Roger & Sue   JOINT CYCLE EVENT 
POOL PARTY at Ian & Janes Llafranc
  SUMMER BREAK  
Sept 6th Paul Evans  
Sept 20th Norman & Yvonne  
Oct 4th John & Jane  
Oct 18th Paul Rowlerson  
Nov 1st PUBLIC HOLIDAY NO CYCLE
Nov 15th    
Nov 29th Henrick & Henny  
Dec ?? XMAS CYCLE JOINT CYCLE GROUP EVENT
     
     
 

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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