CHEADLE U3A CYCLE GROUP
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.
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.
|Mon||18th March||Manifold Trail
|8 or 16 miles||Joan Charles
|8 or 18 miles||Clive Brassington
|21.5 miles||Malcolm Jones
|Mon||29th April||Biddulph Valley Way
|Wed||5th June||Cannock Chase
Seven Springs Car Park
|16 miles||Malcolm Jones
|North Wales Coast
|Thu||4th July||Monsal Trail||16 miles||Peter Lamb
|Dee Ford & Gary Quin
|Wed||21st August||Jodrell Bank
|Thu||19th September||Middlewood Way
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