Monday, 30 March 2009

Working in the chain gang

This Tuesday, 31st March, sees the first of our summer training sessions. Up until Easter the start will be at 6.30. From Tuesday 14th April the start time will shift back to
The group will meet outside the Blackness Inn, Blackness, ready to start promptly, so get there with plenty of time beforehand if you need to set up your bike.
The route is a quick 10 minute circuit, we'll try to ride 5 or 6 laps. The group will be travelling ant-clockwise so if you get there late, ride the route clockwise to meet up. There is a short cut through the middle if you get dropped mid ride.
Most of us are new to fast group riding like this, so we'll set off steadily for a couple of laps to get used to the technique, we can then decide if we should split into smaller APR style groups or not.

It will be getting dark by the time we finish so you must bring your lights.
Unlike other Clarion club rides the group will not wait if riders get dropped. This is a training session not a social ride, the pace will get progressively harder through the session.

Meeting place map
Route map
Chain gang tips here
An additional tip for our tight circuit is not to ride hard out of junctions so the group has a better chance of staying together.

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