By | 26th May 2018

Joan Charles
Email Group Leader
01538 753545
Cycling Pictures


Health and Safety Advice
Please make sure you have read and understood the revised Health and Safety Advice! Before you can join a Cycling Group Outing you must fill out the Disclaimer Form, sign and date it and hand it to the appropriate Cheadle U3A Group Leader.

Ashton to Houghton Ride

Group members on the Aston Marina to Haughton ride – 6th Oct 2018

We organise two rides per month during Spring, Summer and Autumn. The rides are typically 15 to 25 miles in length and we aim to keep the amount of uphill climbing to a minimum. We use traffic-free cycle tracks, canal tow paths and quiet roads with café stops where appropriate.

New riders are made very welcome. If you are not sure of your ability to join a particular ride then please contact the ride leader to discuss.

Next Ride

The next ride, on Monday 18th March, will start at Hulme End and will follow the Manifold trail to Thor’s Cave. For anyone wishing to do the shorter ride, one of the ride leaders will return to Hulme End at this point. The rest of the group will continue to Waterhouses and return. There is a café at Hulme end for refreshment on completion of the ride. If you are new to the group, or just want to try out one of our rides, please make sure that Joan has your Email address so that you will receive full details nearer the time.

Cycle Programme for 2019:

The following programme for 2019 is provisional and there may be some changes. More rides for September and October will be added later.

Day Date Ride Name
Start Point
Distance Ride Leader
Mon 18th March Manifold Trail
Hulme End
8 or 16 miles Joan Charles
07547 504373
Wed 27th March Leek
8 or 18 miles Clive Brassington
07521 199251
Fri 12th April Derby
Markeaton Park
21.5 miles Malcolm Jones
07484 332690
Mon 29th April Biddulph Valley Way
Ford Green
  Peter Brown
07771 827711
Wed 8th May      
Thu 23rd May Nottingham
Sawley Marina
  Peter Lamb
07940 784660
Wed 5th June Cannock Chase
Seven Springs Car Park
16 miles Malcolm Jones
07484 332690




17th June



18th June

North Wales Coast



Conwy Estuary

24 miles



20 miles

Malcolm Jones
07484 332690
Thu 4th July Monsal Trail 16 miles Peter Lamb
07940 784660
Wed 24th July Shropshire
  Dee Ford & Gary Quin
07795 956728
Fri 9th August Apedale
  Andrew Hornsby
07812 107608
Wed 21st August Jodrell Bank
Astbury Village
  Clive Brassington
07521 199251
Thu 19th September Middlewood Way
  Dave Burrage
07900 396947


The programmes for the rides that we completed in 2018 and 2017 may be viewed by Clicking Here.

  • Programme subject to change due to weather, road works, etc.
  • Shortly before each ride an Email will be sent out with details of the ride.
  • Please notify the ride leader if you intend taking part.
  • Meet at the start of the ride at 10:00 for 10:30 departure unless otherwise instructed.
  • You are advised to:
    • Wear a cycle helmet.
    • Ensure that your cycle is in good order and has a bell.
    • Take a spare inner tube.
    • Take sufficient food, liquid, medication, sun cream.
    • Take wet weather gear.
    • Bring emergency contact number and relevant medical details.


  • Any Questions? Contact Joan Charles Tel: 01538 753545.

A Note on E-Bikes
More of our members are now using electrically-assisted bicycles; however, the rides are paced to suit those of us who are still manually propelled and the ride leader will wait for you to catch up and have a rest, if needed. No-one will be left behind.

Peter Lamb wrote an article for this web page on E-Bikes when he was one of the first in the group to go electric and he has recently produced an update which can be read by Clicking Here.

Previous 2 and 3 day rides – Click on the links below
Occasionally we organise trips further afield. Last year’s North Wales ride is being repeated (recycled?) on 17th to 18th June 2019

Morcambe Bay Ride – 2016

North Wales Ride – August 2018