Cycling For Pleasure 25-30 km Group
Time - 10:00
Week - First
Day - Friday
Venue - Different Meeting Place each Event
Group Coordinators
Name
Roger Creed
Sue Creed
Events
NameDateTime
There are currently no events scheduled for this group

To see Cycle for Pleasure Calendars 2024 and 2023 please scroll down the page..

Insurance: Please note that participation in all U3A events is at the participant's own risk. 
Costa Brava U3A 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. 

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 cycle for pleasure rather than as a serious cyclist. E Bikes are welcome but must be prepared to cycle at the speed of the slowest cyclist. Members should be comfortable riding at an average speed of approx. 17kph.

ROUTES: Distance 25 to 30km. on minor roads, dedicated cycle & country paths with good surface. Routes may include 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..

Safety & consideration for our members:
For their own safety ALL U3A CYCLISTS ARE REQUESTED TO WEAR HELMETS.

Each member should carry Basic 1st Aid kit, spare inner tubes, cycle pump.
We ask that everyone stays behind the leader/organiser
There is a link to U3A Cycle Guidelines at top of this Groups Page.   (updated 2021)  Web sites like Plotaroute, Mapometer & Wikiloc are useful to record & check route difficulty.
To view details & web links to of many of the routes the group have enjoyed over the last few years:
select 'Members Archives'    'Cycling For Pleasure' 

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.'   Attendance to a meal following the event is optional.

CYCLING FOR PLEASURE 2024

DATE

ORGANISER/S

Km

L

AREA

LINKS TO MAPS

Jan 5th

Alan and Viv Campbell

30km

2

Llagostera, Casa d l Selva

      www.plotaroute.com/route/2466793

Feb 2nd

Kent and Eva

 

 

LLagostera  

 

March 1st

Paul Evans

 

 

Perellada / Castillo

 

April 5th

Alan and Jenny

 

 

Collomers

 

May 3rd

John & Inger

 

 

        T.B.A...             

 

June 7th

 

 

 

Volunteers Needed

 

July

Date to be decided

 

 

Joint Summer Cycle

 

 

AUGUST NOEVENTS

 

Sept 6th

 

 

 

Volunteers Needed

 

Oct 4th

 

 

 

Volunteers Needed

 

Nov 1st

 

 

 

Volunteers Needed

 

Dec

 

 

 

Joint Xmas Cycle

                          Date to be decided

 

CYCLING FOR PLEASURE 2023

DATE

ORGANISER/S

Km

L

AREA

LINKS TO MAPS

Jan 6th

Sue & Rog ‘King’s Day’

30km

L1

Platja de Pals Pals

plotaroute.com/map/2119027

Feb 3rd

Kent and Eva

30km

L 2

Llagostera

plotaroute.com/route/2145276

March 3rd

Caroline

28km

L1

Gualta

 

April

GOOD FRIDAY

 

 

NO CYCLE EVENT

 

May 5th

Sue & Roger

30km

L 1

Palau Sator to La Gola

plotaroute.com/map/2226985

June

Pete & Lesley

30km

L 2

Palafrugell / Peretallada

plotaroute.com/route/2273615

July

Roger & Sue

28km

L1

From La Masia Restaurant

plotaroute.com/route/2288037

AUGUST NOEVENTS

 

Sept 1st

Dave Fleming

30km

L 1

Palafrugell Peretallada

plotaroute.com/route/2273615

Oct 6th

Barry Stirling

26km

L1

Ullastret, Utramort

plotaroute.com/route/2410439

Nov 3rd

Sue and Roger

27.5km

L1

Celra, Flaca, Cervia d T.

plotaroute.com/route/2436784

Dec 1st

Sue and Roger

31km

L2

St Miguel d Fluvia

plotaroute.com/route/2444094