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Carron Valley (WCV) MTB

Meet-Up Detail:

Distance – 12.2m

Climbing – 1,314ft

Estimated Time – Part Day/ 5 hrs 

Pace – 12mph social pace 

Ride Description:

Christening my new 29er and would like to invite any1 about for a social -

WCV first visit to a trail centre. This is a social MTB run around the blue and red at Carron Valley. Prob do twice. 

You need a MTB for this for the technical trail ups and downs 


Route Map and Link:

N/A

Blue/Red Routes Around Carron Valley 

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Rides may very occasionally be withdrawn due to adverse weather.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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  • Natalie

    Cheers all - that was way out of my comfort zone but still fun (I think!). Thanks for your patience with my total slowness!

    2 · December 1

    • Alex H.

      slow my arse !

      December 1

    • Hugh T.

      Yeah, I noticed that.... Went from "wobbling along" to "impossible to keep up with" in the space of two hours! Well done Natalie - and chapeau for braving first ever MTB ride clipped in.

      6 days ago

  • David E

    Here was I thinking WCV was a "Roadies" mob. Did we just cycle off the top of Meikle Bin? Magic.

    1 · December 1

    • Alex H.

      That's what I was thinking yaaaaassss

      6 days ago

  • Cat

    Thanks for a great day and David for returning my bike. I forgot to give you petrol money, I owe you!

    December 1

    • David E

      No problem, your welcome. Managed to remove my 50mph Strava return along Loch Carron. Oops

      3 · December 1

  • Alex H.

    There is a retail establishment near glasgow green that sells these non road bike things called 'MTB's' 'cough' - and there is a friends and family 10 day event that would get you 25% off said new MTB. 'cough' - starts on sat. Just ask for detail lol ;) Great day all, more to follow and those CX routes... Hill walking will be next. WCV is growing ! ;)

    1 · December 1

  • Hugh T.

    Great ride out - my first with WCV. Thanks to Alex for organising and to all for making me feel so welcome.

    1 · December 1

    • Alex H.

      Pleasure Hugh. Not long home. Legs hurt lol

      1 · December 1

  • David E

    Got a couple of things on early, inc resuscitating my old MTB. So, I'll be driving. I've got space on roof rack for one more bike if anyone needs a lift, let me know.

    December 1

    • Cat

      39 strathblane gardens, G131bl. It's next to David Lloyd sports centre. My number: 07583 299846. Cheers :)

      December 1

    • David E

      That's fine. See you soon.

      December 1

  • David E

    I'm nearby. I could get you about 10:20. Just let me know where? It's a silver estate , your bike can stay dismantled or go on the roof. Whatever suits.

    December 1

    • Cat

      Are you sure? Thanks then. Will I be vs l for 3 though? Best to not take two cars if possible. I'm 39 strathblane gardens G131bl

      December 1

  • Alex H.

    Right I'm meeting Natalie at 9am and cycling out. Should be there by 11, if not start without us will catch up. Quick dentist then meet tinky then oot see u lot later

    1 · December 1

  • Alex H.

    Tinky. Reply lol

    November 30

    • Natalie

      I was out on my bike, can't text and cycle!

      2 · November 30

    • Alex H.

      Lol.

      November 30

  • Natalie

    Right, Peter has kindly lent me his spare MTB so I'm going to give this a go. Never MTBed in my life before so it might be interesting...

    3 · November 30

  • Alex H.

    Looking fwd to our proper first trail centre mora on WCV FOR MTB. :)

    November 30

  • Hugh T.

    Hoping to make this one so have RSVP'd whilst still open. If I can't make it after all I'll text Alex. Failing all else don't wait for me if I haven't appeared by 11am!

    1 · November 30

  • Alex H.

    U off ?

    November 27

    • Alex H.

      I've my managers christmas night out wed this will be the cure.

      November 27

    • Cat

      Oh good we'll both be hungover!

      1 · November 27

  • Alex H.

    Car park. At carron valley

    November 27

  • Cat

    Where you meeting for this?

    November 26

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