The University of the Third Age is an international movement whose aims are the education and stimulation of mainly retired and semi-retired members of the community. In other words, those in their third ‘age’ of life. It is commonly referred to as U3A.
There are 1046 local U3As across the United Kingdom with over 439,000 members. Cycling is but one of the many varied activities enjoyed by members, each local group responding to the wishes and needs its local membership. There is no universally accepted model for the U3A.
Llandudno & District U3A
Information on cycling is accessible to non-U3A members via the Llandudno & District U3A website. Visitors are advised to select ‘Our Activities’ and scroll down to ‘Variable Days’. The desired information comes under Cycling Groups 1 to 5. U3A membership costs £12/yr. Membership of any of the 60+ groups is free.
Norman Garland is one of several U3A coordinators. He informs us that ‘We currently ride every Friday through the winter weather permitting. Leisurely Rides are published on the U3A website and held every other Thursday from early April to late October. Challenging rides the same but on Friday’.
Norman holds the details of all Leisurely Rides and Challenging Rides undertaken in 2019 (see below). This is in the form of tables and includes distance and height gain. A map is also available for all of the (so called) Challenging Rides. This data may be of interest to other cyclists who are looking for possible routes including Anglesey. Starting points are always less than 1-hour away from our base by shared car and bike-rack transport’.
RECORD OF CYCLE RIDES IN 2019
Just what you are looking for to fill that space in your busy life and make new interesting friends at the same time? If so, Norman will be keen to hear from you via his email at:- : firstname.lastname@example.org