I am looking to find craft groups, keep fit classes, walking groups and cycling clubs in the Mayenne area. Can anyone help?
You always need to have a certificat medical to join a sports club but go along first and see if it's for you, with cyclinbg clubs you do a few rides first to see if the level's right.
and here's a link to clubs in the Mayenne:
for your local cycling club (and all associations) just ask at the mairie or look on their website. otherwise ask at your nearest bike shop. I ride with my local club, we have family weekends away, a winter training week in spain, organise races, some do the étape du tour, in short most clubs are very well organised and very friendly ;-)
bonne chance et bonne route !
PS you'll need to be fluent or have a good level of french - holding a conversation whilst out on a training ride at over 40 kmh is a good test!
For keep fit classes you should try Gymnastique Volontaire. They have groups all over France and it costs next to nothing to join. It's a great way to get to know people in your village and improve your French [if you need to]. I started doing keep fit with them nearly 20 years ago and it really helped with my French [and my figure after the birth of my second daughter]. I know it's hard to make the first step to join a club when you don't speak the language or you don't know anyone, but it is worth the effort.
Join the KNit knatter stitch and chatter group and post on there - also the Handmade group