Rainford Ride

4 of the In betweeners had a good ride today to Rainford, stopping at the Cherry Orchard for coffee and then back to Maghull via Bickerstaffe and Melling. We were lucky with the weather which stayed dry and apart from a keen headwind made good progress and got another 20 miles in the bag.

Crosby Circuit

The Inbetweeners had a lovely circuit this morning from Maghull to Crosby shore and return. Sadly our planned coffee stop at the Courtyard in Little Crosby was foiled as it looks as if they have closed down! However we found a little artisan coffee shop in Crosby village which fit the bill. Lovely to have Stephen join us today so our little cycle group is growing again,


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


Dry out , wet back ( literally)

4 of the In-betweeners cycled to Inglenook farm in Rainford this morning. Setting out from Maghull in nice dry sunny weather we reached our destination in just over 50 minutes which was pretty good going for 9 miles into a headwind. The cafe is set with outdoor tables and ordering is made at an outdoor shed so lovely and safe. Having had a refreshing brew, ( and resisted the delicious cakes) we noticed dark clouds gathering so set off for home. Sadly within the first 1/4 mile the heavens opened and gave us a good soaking. This was repeated again just on the outskirts of Maghull so we literally had wet backs with the wind now behind us. However 19 miles of a good cycle ride  and pleasant company was worth the wetting!.

Park ride for the Inbetweeners

Lovely ride for the Inbetweeners today to Sefton Park. Unfortunately too late for the Field of Hope but still lots of bluebells and other wildlife to be seen. No wind along the promenade and park not too busy. Socially distanced coffee at the Palm House and we were home before the drizzle!

In Betweeners back on the road

For the first time since December the Inbetweeners cycling group hit the road again. With just 3 of us, as sadly some of the others are unwell, we had a good circular ride from Maghull to Crosby and back. Enjoying a lovely takeaway coffee in the park on Marine terrace it was good to get back together in a Covid secure way. The weather was kind, with no prevailing wind which made the first ride even more enjoyable, with many more to come now we’re back in the saddle. Hopefully the legs wont be too sore tomorrow!

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.

Ainsdale circuit

The Inbetweeners ( longer ride Pedal Pushers) had a great 24 mile circuit out to Ainsdale today. Starting out for Robins Island we took the country roads through Lydiate and Aughton before heading out across the moss to Plex Lane and on to the Coastal road. Stopping off at Mecycle bike workshop for a coffee. We retraced the route back across the moss as far as the Ship Inn, then cycled through Haskayne, cut across country past Farmer Teds, and back into Lydiate. A couple of us broke off here and came back along the Cheshire Lines, whilst the others carried on to Bells Lane and home at that end of Maghull. A lovely ride led by Trevor, without the usual fierce headwind and some sunshine for a change. Coastal ride planned for next week, when we are pleased to welcome a new U3A member to our group.