Pedal Pushers – The wheels keep turning!

Under the watchful guidance of Ross Adams, ( Active Sefton and CTC), 7 members of the Pedal Pushers cycling group completed a 9 mile ride this morning from Litherland Sports Centre, to Crosby Leisure Activity Centre, using mostly cycle paths and a few quiet roads.

After the initial apprehension of leaving the safety of the sports centre, the group rose to the challenge and completed our longest ride to date. Considering a few short weeks ago most of the group had not ridden a cycle for 30 years plus, we ( and Ross) are rightly proud of our progress and achievement to date.

Next week will see us out and about again, accompanied by a professional photographer from the CTC who wants to catalogue our progress in their national publication. Lipstick at the ready ladies!! ( and the men if they feel inclined!)

U3A Crosby Lakeside ride

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Pedal Pushers

Formerly known as ‘Easy Riders 2’,  this newly renamed group headed by Bill Ashton and led by Ross Adams of Active Sefton,  offers a cycling opportunity for raw beginners.

The group continue to meet weekly at Litherland Sports centre, under the watchful eye of Ross Adams, Active Sefton and CTC. The majority of group members have now experienced cycling outside the confines of the sports track and ventured onto neighbouring cycle paths.

Ross was unable to provide support for us this week, but with his “blessing” we took to our own devices and ventured further.

Under the careful tuition of Bill Ashton, our new U3A cycle leader, we rode as far as Rimrose Valley Country Park and completed 5.5 miles on roads and paths without mishap! Ross was very impressed with our continued progress and we will be venturing further on our next outing.

The 10 mile ride to celebrate U3A 10th anniversary is no longer a distant dream!

 

Pedal Pushers

Eight members of the beginners cycling group met at Litherland cycle track for the second time.  It was not long before we were all cycling around the track. It was great to see the improvements people had made from last week, Pauline being our star performer this week.We have started to learn how to ride in a group and to cope with the the man made hazards Ross introduced.  Our next meeting is on 6th January 2016 .   We are all  grateful for the support Ross from Active Sefton and CTC is providing.

Brenda

Pedal Pushers

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Ross Adams from Sefton Active Travel and CTC is helping 11 U3A members to get back to cycling, One of the group had not been on a bike for over 50 years!!!!!  This picture was taken at the end of the session and as you can see it is smiles around.  Members who need extra support will be given 121 tuition whilst others will start to ride in pairs around the track on the next session.   So watch this space the sky is the limit.

Pedal Pushers

New Cycling Group formed

We have two very successful cycling groups, who go on enjoyable  bike rides every Monday.  However, there are members who would like to take part but have not been on a bike for many years and do not have the confidence at this moment to join Easy Riders. Owing to the popularity of Easy Riders, they would struggle to take on new members, due to the problems of getting on trains with a large number of  bikes. Continue reading