New Groups

Would you like to be a Group Leader and set up a New Group for a pastime, interest or hobby that you have? MKU3A welcomes new groups and new ideas. Please contact the Groups Coordinator, Shirley Dewar at or telephone 07879 007513

Cycling - up to 10 miles

Are you a near beginner who can already cycle a few miles? 
Are you someone who would like to return to cycling after a break and wants to build up mileage again?
Would you like the security of cycling with a friendly group on the Redways?

If you have answered 'Yes' to one of these questions, then this new group might be what you have been looking for! Why not join us to find out.

  • Week 1 and Week 3 of the month on Tuesdays, weather permitting.
  • Set off time 10:00am
  • Cafe stop during the ride.

Your bike should be in good working order and a helmet is strongly recommended.
(We will always have someone riding with us who can help repair the odd puncture!)

We will build up mileage gradually to 10 miles maximum and initially we expect to cover only about 5 or 6 miles.

To book a place or find out more – please contact Shirley Dewar on 07879 007513 or email

This proposed new Group will be held at the Cross and Stable Community Centre, Downs Barn, on Thursday afternoons from 1:45pm to 3:45 pm – with essential tea break of course.

It is designed for Members with little or no experience of Ballroom Dancing, although social dancers who would like to learn the popular Sequence Dances would find it useful.

The syllabus will include most of the traditional sequence dances plus some recently invented dances that are becoming popular. Some time will be spent on figures from Ballroom and Latin that appear frequently in Sequence and need to be learned following the official rules on alignment, footwork and technique.

Sequence is ‘together’ dancing and Members without a partner need to be prepared to dance Leader or Follower.  
The group will be taught by a professional dance teacher, an active member of two Societies approved by the BDC and qualified in Ballroom, Latin and Old Time Dancing.

To register an interest, please contact Shirley Dewar, Groups Co-ordinator on 07879 007513 or


Put away the ipads, ipods, laptops and mobile phones - forget about emails, Whatsapp, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for a couple of hours and enjoy some face to face contact and competition.

The existing Cribbage Group is oversubscribed so, rather than have a bunch of frustrated cribbage players, we hope to start a new Group.

It will meet on Wednesday mornings between 10 am and midday at (venue to be arranged) so if you fancy brushing up on your parlour game skills or would like to learn the game from scratch, please get in touch with Shirley Dewar on 07879007513 or  and she will add your name to the list.

We hope there will be no charge except for a small donation so that we can provide tea/coffee/biscuits during the session.