Intermediate Group - Saturday 24th November at 10am
I will be leading this week’s Intermediate Group ride leaving the Peak at 10am Saturday.
Given the forecast is dry & cold I propose we head out towards Cleish and let the wind blow us back. The ride is 48½mi with less than 2,000ft of climbing. I’ll do my best to ensure we achieve the target pace of 14-15mph avg, with everyone working together, taking short spells on the front to keep us all moving & ensure no-one gets cold as it’s not due to get above 6 deg C all day!
The proposed route can be found
. We’ll head out from The Peak via Fishcross, Coalsnaughton, Forestmill, Saline, over the Cleish hills from the south and then back via Crook of Devon, Rumbling Bridge, Dollar, Dollarbeg, Coalsnaughton, Fishcross and back to Corrieries. Dependent upon weather we’ll stop to regroup once at the layby at the top of the Cleish climb (or at the bottom if we require shelter) so that everyone can climb at their own pace & refuel/rehydrate. We’ll ride as a group at all other times.
Please come prepared with the usual food, drink, spare tubes, levers, pump, multi-tool and the mandatory helmet. The current forecast is for it to be cold and dry with light winds at 5-6 deg C, but nothing is guaranteed so please have rain jackets at the ready.
I’ll aim to be at The Peak early, so shout up if you haven’t been out for a while so I can make sure you’re well looked after. Please also can you let me know if you’re a First Aider or have any medical conditions which I should know about!
The following user(s) said Thank You: Norrie Petrie, Andrew Scobie (Scoobs), James Tierney