Easier Cycling Group

Nine cyclists set off for a ride to Newstead Abbey on what may be the hottest day so far this summer. One advantage of cycling is the pleasant breeze to keep us cool, but the supercyclists on manual bikes may disagree after they reach the top of an incline. The electric squad have it much easier.

We cycled off road up the bypass and along the track to Newstead till it became too overgrown.

We sat outside at the Abbey cafe with several treats to spoil the benefits of our exercise: Coffee, tea, ice-cream, and 2 birthday people brought cookies and chocolates. It was suggested the name be changed to cafe group with cycling. But it’s all about enjoying the outing.

We split into 2 groups for the return journey, some retracing their tyre tracks, and some checking the state of the Linby trail after heavy rain had washed all the gravel to the middle of the path and rain had hollowed it out. As the sides had dried out it wasn’t too bad.

Thanks to our leader Angela.

If you like the idea of a gentle bike ride, join us at 9.30 every Friday morning at The Leisure Centre. Refreshments optional.

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Fun with Languages

We had our last session on German this month but were low on numbers due to holidays and illness. We hope those unwell recover quickly.

We completed the session with work on hotels and reservations, helped by our audio course.

The next meeting is Thursday 8th August at 10.30 till 12 noon in the Byron Suite, JGC. We shall have coffee and cake and a discussion about the future of the group. If you can attend to express your thoughts and ideas on this, that would be great. However, if not perhaps you would email Ann with your thoughts on the group? That would be appreciated.

Have a good summer all. Let’s hope for better weather!

There will be no meeting in September.

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At a loose end on a Sunday afternoon, why not come along to St. John’s Church Hall, and join us for an enjoyable game of Kurling, between 3 and 5pm.

It isn’t too exerting; you just need to be able to wield a broom like pusher and to make it an easier game we have shortened the target length.

Please contact Susan Foss if you are interested.

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The Thursday afternoon sessions of Canasta have started well, but we still have room for more players. We play every week in the lounge at the Station Hotel from 2 – 4.30. There is no room charge, just a purchase of a drink. You don’t have to attend every week, but once you get into Canasta, I think you will want to.

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Do you want to keep your brain sharp? Why not come along to the Station Hotel lounge on a Tuesday afternoon and have a game of Rummikub.

Rummikub is a game for 7 years and over and is simple to learn if you have never played. We start at 1pm and go home at a time of your choice. A drink at the bar is the only payment needed.

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