Our very own Deer Hunter, William Monteith, is on the mend and to celebrate, let's join him for a wee flat social paced 30 miler and then hit the pub for a catch up over a few beers at - The Big Slope, 36A Kelvingrove St, Glasgow G3 7SA
Meet 6:30 at Bells Bridge. Out to Bishopton, Round Formakin and back to Glasgow for beer.
If you can't make the cycle, but fancy the pub only segment, we should be in Big Slope about 8:30.
Distance - 30 miles
Pace - William's Gettin' back into it pace (probably still pacy!)
Climbing - 900ft
• IMPORTANT - What to bring
*** Cash for Beer***
***Lights, you might be going home in the dark***
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.
Rides may very occasionally be withdrawn due to adverse weather.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.