Cycling Group


The Cycling Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at around 10.00am depending on the location.  The routes are usually circular and about 20 miles in length. We usually stop at a suitable pub or restaurant for lunch. The starting point is announced in advance to group members. Members share the travel arrangements to get to and from the start point where convenient.


Cycling holidays are also arranged from time to time.



Riders pay for their own lunch at the pub.


Next Events 

Tour of Britain & Ride and Stride for Churches 9 Sep 2017   see below
Ride around Oxford 26 Sep 2017 09.45 for 10.00 hrs start Meet at Thornhill Park and Ride
route tba 24 Oct 2017 tbc tbc
Cycling Holiday in the New Forest  23 - 26 Apr 2018  tbc  tbc 



 Group Notices

Tour of Britain & Ride and Stride for Churches - Saturday 9 September 2017

Dear All,
you will have received an e mail from Malcolm regarding ride and stride for churches on the 9th. September. On the same day the Tour Of Britain is in the area and will be on the top road passing through Upper Winchenden and turning right at the Winchenden Hill crossroads towards Ashendon. The Tour leaves Hemel at 10.30 so should be in the area between 11.00 - 11.30.
Malcolm and I will be meeting at the post office at 10.30 with a view to going to the top road to see the tour. We will then commence the curch ride starting at Nether Winchenden and Cuddington.
We will then come back through Haddenham, go to Towersey to pick up the Phoenix Trail and head for Princess Risborough. We will then go to Ilmer and Aston Sandford en route back to Haddenham.
We will decide on the day where to stop for food and drink depending on timing and the groups needs. 
If you are interested in joining us please let me know, there is no urgency but it would be nice to have some idea of numbers by Friday 8th. September.
Malcolm will provide sponsorship sheets for those who wish to support the local churches but this is not compulsory.
Regards Peter Appleby

Tuesday 26 September 2017 - Ride around Oxford

The U3A cycle will follow cycle paths around and through the centre of Oxford. The ride is 15 miles generally flat but with one steep hill near the JR hospital. We will meet at 9.45 for a 10.00 a.m. start at the cycle bays at Thornhill Park and Ride. This is on the right hand side as you enter from the A40. We can use the toilets in the bus station, don’t forget to get your parking ticket cost £2.

We will go towards Headington and then follow the cycle path adjacent to the Eastern Bypass to the south of Oxford. We will then head north taking cycle routes 7 and 9 which will bring us out at Little Clarendon Street near St. Giles. Subject to time we should have time for a coffee stop.

We will then head towards Marston for lunch at the Black Boy in Old Headington. The pub is a gastro pub, please advise your menu choice by Friday 22nd. September. The menu is on the web site  Please note there are ciabattas in the sides and desserts menu.

After lunch there is a an easy 2 mile route back to the Park N Ride.

Cycling Holiday to New Forest - 23 - 26 April 2018

Our 2018 cycling trip  will be to the New Forest from Monday April 23rd  to Thursday April 26th (3  nights).
This covers our usual monthly 4th Tuesday and means those of us in the walking group will be able to enjoy  our usual 3rd Tuesday on the 17th walk too.
Please make a note of the dates if you think you would like  to come, and I will let you have further details of accommodation and routes as and when they are decided.
Must keep cycling!

Prospective New Members

At present the Cycling Group does not think it safe to accept any new members to join their rides.

If you would like to go on their waiting list, please contact Marie Woodrow 01844 292012 or

Please remember to notify the organiser in advance if you will be joining us.  


Joining the Group 

If you wish to join us, please contact:

Marie Woodrow on 01844 292012 or


Malcolm White on 01844 291677 or