Arran 2016

Club Trip to Arran 2016

The Sunday Club Run was the original club ride started when the club was founded in 2009 and was designed to be all inclusive. The meeting place is Loch Leven Community Campus in Kinross, Location at the bus shelter outside the entrance to the school. There is parking and toilet facilities and riders should be ready to go at the designated time.

The run will typically be 35-50 miles in the winter and 50-70 in the summer. Rides are published on the club website and club Facebook page on Wednesday or Thursday preceding. Pace is 14-16 mph for the slowest group and 16-19 mph for the faster group. The ride regroups when required and there is generally no café stop. There is a Ride Captain who ensures that everyone is aware of the route before setting off, and that no-one will get left behind. However, you are personally responsible for ensuring you have a copy of the route, either in hard form or on your bike computer.

Start times are 9:00 in summer and 9:30 in winter. The times change when the clocks do. Please be ready to ride 10 minutes before the time so the group can be briefed and can leave on time. The group will leave promptly at the start time. Usually the first few miles will be ridden at social pace in one group, a suitable splitting point will be advised at the start of the ride. This allows less experienced riders to gain confidence from more experienced riders.

Once the group splits we would encourage the various groups to ride together where the terrain allows. If you are new to group riding then follow this link to an excellent short video on group riding, and make sure you tell the Ride Captain that you are inexperienced and they will help you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL3RmtAlVM0

Occasionally the ride will leave from a different location – usually within 30-45 minutes drive from Kinross. This allows the riders to reach lesser known roads and locations and adds a bit of variety. In addition, there are normally 2 planned Away Days – normally in May and August

Helmets are compulsory on a club run and mudguards and lights are strongly advised during the winter months. You should bring basic tools to deal with any minor mechanical issue i.e. inner tube, tyre levers, multitool etc. In addition, it is your responsibility to have enough food and drinks to complete the ride.

The Sunday Run should be a challenging but sociable ride where you catch up with your fellow club members and enjoy riding as part of a club. If you want information then email Stewart Wilson via the Webmail below or via the Menu's, Contact Us > Contact Committee selecting the Sunday Ride Organiser as the recipient

 

 

 

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