NWAA – LCL Ride

Visit the NWAA websiteGood afternoon,

I wanted to get in touch as I work in the community team at the North West Air Ambulance Charity.

We are looking to put a team of 30 riders together for the Liverpool Chester Liverpool (LCL) bike ride to raise funds which could pay for one of our next missions and help save a life.

We receive no government or NHS funding and need to raise over £9.5 million each year to keep our crew equipped and operation ready to save lives. It’s all thanks to the generosity of our incredible supporters that we can make a difference.

It costs just £10 to register for a place on the team which and we ask riders if they could raise £50 through sponsorship to support the work that we do to keep us flying and ensure we can be there for those that need us the most.

I wondered if this is something that may be of interest to your group and if you would be happy to share the details please?

The link to register or for more information is https://nwaa.net/event/lclbikeride2021

If this is of interest or you would like to talk through in more detail, please feel free to contact me on the details below.

Best wishes

Emma

Outdoor activities to resume

With the easing of certain restrictions regarding outdoor activities and people meeting outdoors some of our groups are keen to get going and meet up with other members.
Whilst many of our members have been out and about, either solo or in pairs, on an informal basis as friends, the coming months will give us the opportunity to resume official u3a outdoor activities as near as possible to normal as the current pandemic permits.
From March 29th people will be permitted to engage in recreation and outdoor activity provided the Rule of 6 is observed.  Our Golf and Bowls Groups will meet up at this time as will the Day Riders and In-betweeners Cycling Groups together with Nordic Walking ( Rule of 6 ).
Other Outdoor Activity groups such as The Breakaway Cyclists, Sunday Strollers and Walk a Mile or Two will officially resume in April.

The Menace of Dennis!

Only 4 Day Riders met for today’s ride to Prescot. We enjoyed a favourable wind through to Bickerstaffe and along the Rainford Bypass but when we turned onto the East Lancashire Road Dennis let us have it. Fortunately we didn’t have to battle the headwind for long before turning towards Prescot with thoughts of the cafe-stop uppermost. Dennis buffeted us on the return journey and any hedgerows we encountered were welcome protection. All returned safely, a round trip of 40 miles. Next week we will ride to Croston via Lathom and return via Tarleton. Meet at 1000hrs at The Derby Arms.

Peloton Progress

I’m not sure if there is a collective noun for a gathering of cyclists but there was one yesterday at Old Racecourse Road when three U3A Cycling Groups met to go on their respective rides.

The Day Riders made our way through Lunt, Thornton and Crosby to pick up the Coastal Path through to Hightown, Formby and Freshfield where we took the by-pass route into Ainsdale where it was time for a brew and where we met up with Phil’s Breakaway Group.

We returned against a stiff headwind across The Moss to Halsall.

Next week’s ride will be to Widnes via the T.P. Trail, meeting at Aintree Station.