Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Weekend Club run reports

East Calder Crew 2

East Calder Ride 29th May

In the spirit of showing off their new club kit 5 riders met at EC this morning says Neil Greer.

With Ian R., Rob H, Calum Mc. and I making it an East Calder record of 4 club tops, Steven F. was left thinking it'll be a long time till the next kit order materialises...

With Lothian & Border Fire Brigade having had an an eventful evening (and their riders therefore not able to join us straight after a night shift) we amended the planned route slightly by heading via Pumpherstone and the Ecclesmachan road towards the TT route.

Honours were shared fairly evenly up the early climbs, but there was a feeling that the mountain goats were saving themselves for Kingscavil; so it was, with Rob taking the Polka Dot followed closely by Calum.

The run through to Fauchaldean gave the attached photo opportunity, fortunately just before the onset of the "light rain". After sheltering for a wee while and donning jackets the prospect of refreshment at Craigie Farm beckoned; however, Rob and Calum thought they would take the scenic route and completely overshot the left turn and put in an extra 2 miles (well the sign is only 8ft square....)

Re-fuelled, we set off in heavier "light rain" and made a brisk run for home; well at least it was warmish and there was hardly any wind. Scotland at its best!

Distance: 33 miles at 15mph.

Linlithgow ride 29th May
11 Riders were out on the Active ride which followed the Dalmeny loop, and very enjoyable it was too says Neil Fraser. The rain held off until the final descent into Linlithgow. Average speed about 17mph.

Linlithgow Sunday ride 30th May
Denis McFadden reports on the club's Sunday run:

A good run out today with Allan, Lorne, Eve, Dave, Neil and I doing the 2 bridges route. Did a slight variation of the normal route by taking in the Limekilns loop and then after the Forth Road Bridge heading up to Winchburgh and then taking on the Faucheldean climb. A good 46 miles with an average of 15.5mph.

All club run details can be found at our main website: www.westlothianclarion.co.uk/clubruns

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