Monday, 8 March 2010

Report on East Calder Social Ride Sat 6th March

Neil Greer sends in this report about the East Calder Social ride: Six riders turned out for this ride. Rob Hemesley, Dave Dourley, Grant Craven, Stephen Henley (all fellow Clarionistas) plus Steven Fleming (who is thinking of joining the Clarion too..) and myself did the planned Avondridge route, giving all riders the opportunity to test out their hill climbing legs. The group stayed together well, banter was good and the weather felt kind!

With the 4 climbs behind us, the mandatory re-fuelling took place in Linlthgow at the Cafe Neuk, before we set off along the TT route to Kirkliston. Inspired by a warming sun and bird-song we quickly settled into a chain-gang for this 5 mile section and plaudits are deserved for the 2 Steves, neither of whom had ridden in this formation before, but coped admirably as the pace quickened. As we approached Newbridge/Ratho Dave and Grant went their respective ways and the remaining quartet weaved their way back through Cliftonhall to East Calder. c 40 miles at 13.5mph - most enjoyable.

Club run details here:

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