Hi Fraser - I was going to join the ride this morning but given the weather (and the fact that mid to late afternoon looks much better) I’m going to pass on the morning ride and plan to go out later in the day.
I am scheduled to lead the middle group ride on Sunday.
As this is the day after the Lew Weaver (which I am sure you are all doing) this will be a nice gentle style ride. I also notice that there is no scheduled leader for the intermediate run on Sunday so this is likely to be a mixed group.
Here is the route I was thinking of:
Peak – Tullibody Bypass – Coalsnaughton – Dollarbeg – Blairingone – Rumbling Bridge – Yetts of Muckart – Glen Devon – Gleneagles – Braco – Dunblane – Keir RAB – BofA – Cambuskenneth - Toast
71.5 km and 672m of climbing. Aiming for an average pace about 24kph or slightly more.
I will be happy if a more experienced middle group rider can give me a hand. Especially around the Rumbling Bridge turn as these are roads I am less familiar with.
I realise this is a bit light on distance but as it is the day after the Lew Weaver – as I mentioned above – I you will forgive me. Indeed, the end of the ride mirrors the Lew Weaver.
If we are feeling especially strong and the weather is fine we can always take in Dunning Glen – we can have a vote at in Yetts.
Please bring tyre levers, spare tubes, a multi-tool and any other spares you want. Also bring enough food and drink for about 3 - 3.5 hours in the saddle. Remember your helmet – it’s mandatory.
No-one left behind. We ride as a group and come back as a group.