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Group coordinator:
Ann Apps
e-mail: cycling@newmillsu3a.org.uk
Third Wednesday in the month (weather permitting)

Please contact me if you are interested in joining the group. Ann

Next Ride: 19 June 2024

Future Rides:
17 July 2024 (Twentieth Anniversary Ride)
21 August 2024
18 September 2024
16 October 2024
20 November 2024
18 December 2024

The Cycling Group

The cycling group, founded in 2007, meets once per month for leisurely rides of generally 25 – 30 miles in 4 – 6 hours including stops.  The outings continue throughout the year (weather permitting), mainly on minor roads in Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Cheshire.
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We ride at an easy pace and happily wait for stragglers. A mixture of road, touring, hybrid, electric and mountain bikes are used. Coffee and lunch stops picnics in summer - are an important part of the day at nice cafes or pubs.
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The group includes some members from other local u3as, with all members being encouraged to lead a ride of their choice if they wish.

February 2024

The 27 mile, fairly hilly ride started from Tideswell. The ride went to Hope for coffee, and on via Aston, Thornhill and Stanage Edge to the Pool Cafe in Hathersage for lunch. The afternoon ride back to Tideswell was via Grindleford, Eyam, Great Hucklow and Windmill.

Stanage Edge

Below Stanage Edge


Photo taken by Clare Ridgway. (Click on images to enlarge.)

December 2023

A very wet ride from Thorncliffe followed by a Christmas Lunch.

Morridge team

The intrepid few cyclists who braved the weather

Dec lubch1

Dec Lunch 2

Dec Lunch 3

Photos taken by Clare Ridgway (lunch) and Dave Wilson (riders). (Click on images to enlarge.)

November 2023

The 20-25 mile, fairly hilly ride started from New Mills. The ride went over the tops to Chisworth, via Shiloh Road and Gun Road, then round the Gamesley Estate, to Hadfield and Tintwistle. Lunch ws in Glossop after going round Valehouse Reservoir, via Bottoms Reservoir.

Bottoms Reservoir

Bottoms Reservoir

Bottoms Dam

Riding over Bottoms Dam

Photos taken by Clare Ridgway. (Click on images to enlarge.)

September 2023
Group Displays


September 2021

The 40k Ride, with a few hills started from Middleton-by-Youlgreave. Then it went via Elton, Grangemill, Longcliffe, Brassington, Bradbourne  and the Tissington incline for lunch at Tissington. From there it continued to Parsley Hay and via Long Rake back to Middleton.

Hartington Signal Box

Hartington Signal Box

Parsley Hay

Parsley Hay

Photos taken by Joan Bond. (Click on images to enlarge.)

May 2021

A 25 mile ride starting at Tideswell. The ride included the Hucklows and The Barrel Inn
before descending to Eyam for coffee. Then down to Froggat and over to
Baslow via Curber for lunch. Up through Hassop and the Longstones to
Monsal Head before descending to Cressbrook and then the final ascent to Litton and

Monsal Head
Monsal Head 
Photo taken by David Cooper. (Click on images to enlarge.)

May 2024