Cycling - Recreational
Poole Park - Parkstone Road, Poole, BH15 2SF

Rides every Monday and Friday

We have two recreational cycling groups with members able to choose between the leisurely Monday rides or the more adventure riding on Fridays on a range of cycle routes and terrain. Some choose to do both.

Please Note: For those new to U3A cycling or returning after a break - it is requested that you contact the Ride Leader to check availability of places before joining us on a ride.

Date/Time: (Subject to weather & availability of Leaders)
1. Recreational Cycle Group - Mondays 10am from Poole Park Café
2. Adventure Cycling Group - Fridays 9am from Poole Park Café

1. Recreational Cycle Group
We are a friendly group who meet up for leisurely cycle rides in the local area. We go at the speed of the slowest rider and ride a mixture of on and off-road routes, fire roads and wide tracks. Walking up steep hills is always permitted! Our rides are between 2 and 3hrs, (sometimes a little longer) and always with a breather and coffee, tea and cakes on route.

2. Adventure Cycling Group
Aimed at those who want to do longer rides between 2 and 5 hrs (sometimes a little longer) and covering distances of 20 to 50 miles plus, on roads and forests tracks. We are a friendly group who meet up for a wide range of enjoyable cycle rides in the areas of Poole, the Purbecks and the New Forest. Walking up steep hills is always permitted! We always take a breather when required and a planned stop for  coffee, tea and cakes on route.

A rides program will be sent to all cycle group members prior to rides. This will show the details of the date and start time of the planned rides, the approximate length of rides (miles), an outline of route/itinerary and giving coffee/tea/lunch arrangements) All members are requested to confirm their availability for rides to the ride leader.

If you are not sure which group you want to ride with or the suitability of your cycle please contact the Ride Leader who will advise on the requirements of a particular ride, but the final decision will be the individuals choice.

New members will receive Information & Advice on the various aspects of the cycling groups this covers aspects of:-  Insurance, cycle safety, personal safety and safe cycling.

U3A Recreational cycling is a members lead group and we encourage members to put forward their favourite destinations or routes for the group to consider.

For more information, please contact Alan Elliott via text on 07817 252318 or email

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