Established - 20/05/2019
Lymington Tuesday cyclists are an informal group of bicycle owners who meet on Tuesday mornings for an easy-pace cycle ride and coffee. We are not a club and there is no official membership, but anyone who fits the three "Is it for you?" points below is welcome to come along and join in. We meet in the Lymington town hall car park at 9:30a.m. in the summer (and at 10:00a.m. in the winter when the clocks go back) and cycle about 20 miles (30km) with a coffee stop half way round. We usually circulate route details by email on the Sunday before. Our regular destinations are the 'Bs', which are 10 miles from Lymington by a roundabout route through the lanes and have a cycle-friendly cafe: Barton, Beaulieu, Burley and Brockenhurst. Normally we expect to be back in Lymington by 1:00 p.m. Occasionally, by agreement at the start, we will cycle a bit further (30miles) with a cafe stop in Ringwood or Lyndhurst, or at Lepe beach. In addition to the regular Tuesday morning rides, we sometimes arrange other longer days out for those who want to cycle on a led ride for up to 60 miles (100km), taking all day to do it at a fairly easy pace. WHY NOT GIVE IT A TRY? IS IT FOR YOU? If you have a bicycle doing nothing, that you always meant to get out on, or would like some exercise in the fresh air, or already cycle and would like to combine it with a coffee stop with a bunch of other friendly cyclists, why not join in? All bicycles and all styles of cycle clothing are welcome - Make sure your brakes and gears are working and you know how to use them No one gets left behind - You should be able to cycle at a steady pace and manage 10 miles in an hour If you have a problem, such as a puncture, and aren't sure how to fix it there will be someone there to help - Pump your tyres up hard and bring a spare inner tube that fits your bicycle tyres and wheel rims We try to cycle every Tuesday of the year, with the exception of days in winter when the roads are icy or there is snow. And on very rainy days the group is likely to be few in number. Either turn up at the Lymington Town Hall in Avenue Road, or if you aren't sure if Tuesday Cycling is for you and would like to find out more or check what is happening, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org A final word of warning - cycling is fun and can be addictive. Some Tuesday cyclists who joined in thinking that 10 miles was a major cycling achievement have been known to buy shiny new bikes a year later and even the odd item of lycra clothing.