Cycling – The U3A Roulers

Cycling Group

Leader: John Surowiec

Wednesdays 9:30

U3A Roulers has now completed its first year, and a great year it’s been. There are some comments from riders in the Newsletter:-

By the end of November we had completed 108 rider trips, with an average of 4 riders on each day we cycled. By then we had decided to have a “closed season” during December, January and February when the weather is cold and some roads in poor condition for riders. That won’t stop the hardiest from getting together with other members of the group on an ad hoc basis via our Whatsapp group.
So, we celebrated the end of the first season with a Christmas lunch at The Rowdey Cow during which we presented our oldest rider, John Morley, who started riding with us at the age of 80, with the “Golden Helmet” for cycling achievement in 2023.
There is a picture below of John and also of some members of the group enjoying Christmas lunch together.
We will start riding again on Tuesday 5 March when our arrangements will be :-
Meet every Tuesday at the cafe in The Shambles from 9.30 am with the ride starting at 10.00am (bike racks in the car park behind).

Rides are normally no more than 25 miles and on quiet roads with little traffic and no off-road other than for short stretches where this cannot be avoided. There will always be a halfway stop for coffee, cake and some good social chat.
We keep in touch using WhatsApp; this allows us to learn the ride plan and coffee stop and if the weather is such that the leader decides to call off the ride.
From time to time we plan to do ad hoc rides starting elsewhere (as we did with the Chiseldon ride mentioned above) so requiring us or one of the group to take us and our bike by car to the ride start.
So, if you would like to join us, contact John at . Remember that all are welcome, electric bikes, road bikes, hybrid bikes. It’s you, your enjoyment, good health and safety and not the bike or how fast you can ride it that matters.
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Updated on 09-12-2023