Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Weekend club runs for 11th and 12th June

Club Captain, Neil Greer, sends details of this weekends club runs...

Before you come on a club run please familiarise yourself with the route map for each ride (below).
Don't expect others to know the way. 

Please also read our club run guidlines:

Hi All,

Although not heavily attended, last week's combined club run was much enjoyed by all and I had several queries about this week-end's runs.

So, they are:

Saturday 11-Jun-11
Route: Forth Climpy
Start: 9.00 am

East Calder
Saturday 11-Jun-11
Route: Tour of the Pentlands
Start8.00 am

The queries were mostly about the Tour of the Pentlands run from East Calder. After some discussions with the EC regulars it has been agreed that riders should probably allow 7 to 8 hours overall for this run (assuming no repeat of the 6 punctures experienced last year!) including fitting in 2 "re-fuelling " stops; so this won't be a "Hammerfest", more of a "Classic Club Run".

This is a great ride heading out the back lanes of Auchengray/Woolfords before crossing the Lang Whang then descending (and climbing!) down to Biggar.

The first (yes, first!) Cafe break will either be here (c. 28m) or at Broughton (c.33m) on the junction of the A701. The route then drops down into the Tweed valley passing by Stobo before turning back NW towards Romannobridge and West Linton. From there there is an arrow straight NE run across the moor to Penicuik (brilliant chain-gang opportunity here...) where it is most likely the 2nd Cafe break (c. 60 m) will be.

After riding through the outskirts of Auld Reekie the route then turns SW along the Lang Whang passing through Juniper Green, Currie, Balerno and finally returning to ECSC again, probably between 3 pm and 4 pm.

The forecast look excellent, with 10 - 12 C , Fair and a 4 mph N; pretty much perfect by my reckoning. Of course, it can change.....

Sunday Run
For Sunday, there will be the usual chance to meet at the Cross in Linlithgow at 9 am and venture off wherever you decide...possibly on the TdP recovery ride!

So, who fancies joining us on this run into the Borders?



PS - Just a reminder that the EC run will leave at 8am....

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