Monday, 23 May 2011

Clarion all-night ride 18th-19th June announced

Paul Hammond is organising this year's night time ride...

The club's annual night ride will take place (overnight of course) from 18-19 June. The general idea is to set off at pub closing time or thereabouts, enjoy a leisurely cycle through the night and arrive in time for a hearty breakfast.

Being midsummer it's not actually dark for very long so you get to enjoy both the sunset and the sunrise. Last year we rode to Berwick-upon-Tweed and saw the sunrise over the North Sea, the only problem was that when we got there nowhere (apart from MacDonalds) was open for breakfast.

To avoid that problem this year I propose we cycle back to Linlithgow and enjoy breakfast at some willing volunteer's house (may even be mine!).

My original plan was to take the train to Pitlochry, have dinner in a pub and then cycle back via this route:

The only problem is that there are no bike spaces left on any suitable trains. However I'm still keen to do this ride so I could take 5 or 6 bikes up in my car while their riders take the train. If more than 5 or 6 people want to do the night ride then we will take the train in to Edinburgh and enjoy a scenic ride home via the Borders.

Could you please let me know if you're interested in doing the ride so that I can decide what our best option is?

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