Cycling For Fun

Convener

Jill Wassell

John Moses

The group is open to all u3a members who own a bicycle in good working order and who are able to ride it a reasonable distance.

Rides are suitable for both electric and purely pedal-powered cycles. Some routes will not be suitable for the entire group owing to type of terrain and distance, but there will be regular rides in which all members with a minimum ability can participate.

Any member may propose a route to the group and lead the ride. The ride will define: rendez-vous locations, timings, expected distances and elevations, as well as the mode of cycling, equipment required and the anticipated rider ability. They will also identify availability of food stops on the proposed route.

Group members are required to read the risk assessment document and to sign the disclaimer before receiving the ride details. Helmets are strongly recommended for any rides and lights and/or visible clothing recommended for road rides. The suitability of the rendez-vous point for parking will be advised as part of the proposed route plan, but it will be up to individual riders to arrive at the start with their cycles.

Individual riders should check the weather forecast prior to the ride and, in poor conditions, should confirm with the leader whether the ride will go ahead or not.

Contact the convener for more details and to join this group

Date: various
Time: tbc
Location: meeting place will vary. Contact Convener for details.
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Accessibility at Bridges Centre

Members’ monthly meetings are held at Bridges Community Centre, Drybridge Park. Some group meetings and activities also take place at Bridges. Off street parking is available here outside the building, and disabled parking is adjacent to the building entrance. There are no external steps or slopes, and the entrance doors are automatic. The ground floor is fully accessible and level throughout, and there is space for wheelchairs. There is a lift to the first floor, and accessible toilets on both floors. There is a hearing induction system in the Agincourt room where the monthly meetings are held.

Accessibility at Ty Price

Some group activities and meetings are held at Ty Price, St Thomas Community Hall, St Thomas’s Square. There is no off street parking here. The approach on foot is a gentle slope to double entrance doors. The ground floor of the building is fully accessible and there is a disabled toilet. The stairs to the first floor are wide and well-lit with a handrail on both sides, but there is no lift. There is a hearing induction system on the ground floor.

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