• Short Notice Crow via Dumbarton

    Scotstoun Leisure Centre

    Short notice ride. Weather looks fine and dry. A great route after we clear the busier traffic out to Clydebank. The roads then become pretty quiet. Only one major climb, over the Crow from the Fintry side (after a lunch/coffee stop at the Fintry Sports Centre). Regroup as we go. No-one will get left behind. Social paced ride. ROUTE Dumbarton Rd, Dumbarton, Alexandria, Croftamie, Killearn, Fintry, Crow Rd, Lennoxtown and back to Glasgow. Can meet anyone along the route, Bowling, Dumbarton etc My contact number David E -[masked] https://www.strava.com/activities/1724445928 Average speed: 13-16 mph Distance: 53 miles Elevation: 3560 feet Cycling Time. 4 hours. Weather. Dry Coffee Stop: Fintry.

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  • Thursday Tak/Crow

    Glasgow Botanic Gardens

    • What we'll do Thursday Saunter over the Tak, Carron Valley with a pit stop in the Fintry Sports Centre. Back over the Crow and home for 230ish. Route Map and Link: https://www.strava.com/routes/18523752 44 Miles, 3,200FT, 14mph average • 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]

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  • Kilmacolm Wednesday ! - 15th May 2019

    Bell's Bridge

    Details • What we'll do We head out to the Erskine Bridge via Dumbarton Road, Bishopton, then onto Kilmacolm, returning via Bridge of Weir and Renfrew into the City. Flatish 40 Miler. Route Map and Link: https://www.strava.com/routes/17901967 Route starts from Bells Bridge Lights Essential • 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]

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  • Kilcreggan via Glen Fruin then Ferry to Gourock.

    Scotstoun Stadium

    Meet-Up Detail: RIDE DESCRIPTION A flatish Gran Fondo in the sun to Kilcreggan. Bring suntan lotion, cash for lunch, the ferry and a pint towards the end. Three meet-up points en-route. (1st meet point 09:30 am ) - Scotstoun Stadium G14 9HD. (2nd meet point 10:10 am ) Bowling, under Erskine Bridge, Car park at Glen Lusset Pub. (3rd meet point 10:30 am) Dumbarton, on cycle path, NCR 7 at Greenhead Road. Distance – 65 miles Climbing – 3700ft Estimated Time – 6-7 hours Pace – 13-15mph steady pace ROUTE Along Dumbarton Road to Bowling. Cycle path to Dumbarton. Then over to Balloch, Glen Fruin (Heading West) and Kilcreggan. Ferry over to Gourock (£3.50). We are then on busier roads through Greenock and Port Glasgow for about 5 miles before cutting uphill at Ferguson Ship yard onto the Old Greenock Road and back onto quieter roads towards Bishopton and through Renfrew. Breaks as we go. Probably an early lunch, half way round at the Perch Cafe, Garelochhead. Route Map and Link: Link - https://www.strava.com/routes/10634606 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 – David Elliott Contact –[masked]

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  • Tuesday Toddling to the David Livingston Bridge

    Bells Bridge

    Tuesday's WCV Social Paced Ride, heads East, through Glasgow Green, if you'd prefer to meet us there (by the suspension Bridge at 7), its on along the Clyde coming off at Dalmarnock on to Cambuslang and Blantyre. To cross the Clyde to Bothwell and start the return to Glasgow . Average Speed 11/15mph.. Lights are Essential for the Return... Distance 20 miles Climbing 500 ft Estimated Time – 2 hrs 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 straight 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. Don't 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” 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 peter:[masked] Steve:[masked]

  • Dash to the Erskine Bridge - 13th May 2019

    Location visible to members

    Details • What we'll do Your choice of 1 of 2 run's normally on a Monday night including the Meander. Our Erskine Bridge loop is a good way to start your week, and well its nice to hammer along. Pace is around 16mph - The word is in the title. We 'Dash' to the Bridge as quickly as we can.. We regroup at various point along the way so no worries. The banter is good, and sometimes there is a wee bit of competition about going as quick as you can .... 25 Miles. Flat apart from the bridge lol. Route Map and Link: https://www.strava.com/routes/11107672 • 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]

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  • Easy Paced Monday Meander East Along The Clyde

    Bells Bridge

    Monday's Easy Paced Meander heads East, through Glasgow Green (if you prefer to meet us by the suspension bridge there?), it's then along the Clyde Cycleway, possibly calling in at Cuningar Loop, before returning to Glasgow along London Rd... Average Speed 10/13mph.. Lights are Essential for the Return... Distance 20 miles Climbing 500 ft Estimated Time – 2 hrs 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 straight 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. Don't 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” 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 peter:[masked] Steve:[masked]

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  • The Ayrshire Alps Adventure

    Stewarton

    Details • What we'll do I am hosting a big day from Stewarton down into the Ayrshire Alps. An are of peace and serenity, sheep and glorious scenery. This is a great opportunity for city based cyclists to explore new territory Glasgow central train gets into 939am for a 10am start from Stewarton Railway station where there is free parking. Train link - http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/timesandfares/GLC/STT/300319/0900/dep Pace willl be moderate, there are several aspiring athletes targeting a challenge LOL. This is an opportunity for any WCV members to potentially do back to back centuries as the C2C is the day before. Just go do it ! Route Map and Link: Distance100 miles pace 14mph https://www.strava.com/activities/2341815063 Lunch stop Kirkmicheal https://www.facebook.com/KirkmichaelShopCafe/ Its a great wee cafe, home made scones and paninis Water and food stop Dailly • 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. Sandy Muir -[masked]

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  • Our Annual Coast to Coast

    Ayr Railway Station

    Details • What we'll do Our Annual Coast to Coast. 1 week before our Annual 5 Ferries. 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. 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]

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