•What we'll do
Trying Again as weather for Tuesday is looking pretty good - seems to turn pretty poor early evening.
Link - https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2648579
Weather on Course - http://www.weatherbagel.com/f/097e4cbe-e1c5-4024-bfad-299433f09f9c
Out to Lanark for Lunch, via Glasgow Green, Bothwell and Hamilton to explore some back roads, and returning via Strathaven and Eaglesham into the City.
Distance -63 Miles (100km)
Pace - 14-15mph
Climbing - 3800ft
Route Map and Link:
Additional - If you can put route on your garmin, please does saves me shouting 'Left, Right, Stop. ' lol.
• 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.
• 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Rides may very occasionally be withdrawn due to adverse weather.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 Hamilton -[masked]