The Social Coast to Coast 2 for the Newbies

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Details

Details

• What we'll do

That pic was Han, our original kit designer back in 2016 after 137 miles. lol that was a great shift.

An easier paced social coast to coast for anyone new to WCV or not so new, and looking for a peak summer challenge

Meet at 9am after train to Ayr, then cycle to the Coast on the West..
We then head out via Mauchline, Murkirk, Douglas, Cairnwrath to complete a Coast to Coast on the Bikes meeting the Sea on the East in Musselburgh.

Pace will be 12-13mph MAX.

The Day is around 90 Miles with 1441m of Elevation

Route Map and Link:

Link- https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24789199

• What to bring

Mechanically sound bike, and stuff for a full day out. Our 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, We wait as a group.
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.

Trains are regular from Musselburgh into Edinburgh and back to Glasgow. Ive done this route hunners o times so no need to book a train for the bike.

We generally get a pint before departing home.

• Important to know

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.

Alex -[masked]