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2017 WCV Winter Arran Series 3/4

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  • Ferry Terminal Ardrossan Harbour

    Ardrossan, KA22 8ED (map)

    55.640697 -4.823349

  • Meet-Up Detail:

    Distance – 84.7 Miles 

    Climbing – 6,877ft

    Estimated Time – Full Day 0940 out, 1920 Back 

    Pace –  14-15mph steady pace 

    Ride Description:

    Winter series no3 - This time its head south to Lamlash, hard side of the Ross Road, return to Brodick then loop Arran via Lochranza. Breaks Little Rock, Machrie. 

    Moved to Sunday for the Ferry options.

    Route Map and Link:

    https://www.strava.com/routes/7063722

    Cycling Etiquette:

    West Coast Velo rides are open to all abilities so while it is desirable to ride as a group where we can, some of our larger and longer rides will inevitably become spread out. When this happens you are asked to ride always with the rider behind you in view. If you come to a staight and can't see the rider behind, slow. If you don't see them on the next straight, stop. This helps keep everyone together should mechanicals happen, and helps to prevent anyone getting lost. 

    Some other things to consider:

    It is safer to ride two abreast on carriageways with fast moving traffic. NEVER ride more than two abreast. 

    Hold your line in a group. Dont half-wheel. Indicate if moving out of your line.

    Announce your presence when overtaking with “on your right”.

    Kill your speed on shared use paths to show consideration for their other users.

    Obstacles - while it is not necessary to point out every single pothole in the city, a large unexpected obstacle should be announced if the riders behind you are close enough to you that they wont see it coming. Either by pointing or shouting “hole” “glass” “side” “bollard” “rhubarb” etc.

    It is never a good idea to filter to the front of traffic lights if riding in a large group. There wont be room for everyone in the advanced stop box and some riders will be left in motorists blind spots at traffic lights. Wait behind the last car in the queue. An easy way to look at it is that if you are riding as a group, you basically act like a car. Go where a car goes.

    Cancellation Policy:

    Rides may very occasionally be withdrawn due to adverse weather. Cancellations will be announced on the meetup if this is the case so if you are unsure whether it will go ahead please check the meetup page before heading out.

    Please update your RSVP accordingly if you are unable to attend.

    Organiser Contact Info:

    Name – 
Alex Hamilton

    Contact –  [masked]

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