U3ADenia - Cycling Group

 

Email cycling@u3adenia.com 
Group leader:  Terence Walker
Meetings:  Saturday and Wednesday
Time:  Both groups meet at 8 am for an 8.30 am start
Venue:  Ciclista Cafe, Las Marinas Road

 

Do you have a bike?
Road bike, touring bike,
E-bike or hybrid?


Would you like to use it more, but you’re not confident or you don’t know the local roads?
Perhaps you don’t like cycling alone and would enjoy cycling with a group of likeminded people?
Well here is some great news:
U3A Dénia has a friendly cycling group – known on WhatsApp as the Mothers Cycling Group: Acronym for “Mostly Over The Hill Elderly Riders”

The aim is to avoid main roads wherever possible and to choose the most scenic routes available. All rides involve coffee stops, camera stops, lots of chat and quite a lot of humour.
Saturday: Most of the rides are flat and any hills are quite modest. The pace is aimed at the slowest rider. Everyone welcome.

The distance cycled varies from week to week (Typically 30-50 km) as we like to mix up the routes as much as we can. Don’t be put off by the km, they are just numbers. Once you are on the bike, combined with stops, they fly by, and you will surprise yourself.

Wednesday: is aimed at those riders who enjoy more of a challenging ride. The distances vary between 50 -70 km and can involve one or more reasonably hard climbs. (Don’t forget for every ‘up’ there is a ‘down’!)

The average pace is generally around 20km per hour mark. This is not a superfast ‘Racing’ pace. The ‘downs’ help compensate for the ‘ups’! We are, at the end of the day, a cycle touring club, out there to enjoy the scenery and camaraderie of being on a bike with all the health benefits that can bring. Again, stops are included.

Both groups meet at the Café Ciclista. This is next to the petrol station on Las Marinas Road out of Dénia.

Summer: Meet at 8am for an 8:30 start
Winter: Meet at 10am for a 10.30am start.

We are now on Summer hours – this gets us back before it gets too hot!!

There is no reason why you can’t cycle with both groups, a hard ride on a Wednesday and a gentle ride on a Saturday.
A Cycle Tour of Ibiza is planned for October (postponed from the Spring). Ferry across then 3 nights in Ibiza exploring the island by bike.

We live in a beautiful area which has lots more than just the beach to offer – The country roads are very easy to navigate on a bike. You will be amazed at how much more you see than driving around the countryside in a car. We look forward to welcoming you.

Contact is Terry Walker on Whats App - Mothers CyclingGroup - or Email Terry Walker