Date- Wed 2nd June @ 7pm – 9.15pm
Meeting point – 3 Gavin’s Mill Rd, Milngavie, Glasgow G62 6NB (please note we have no club facilities currently). There may be a second group leaving with Luke from Marina Cycles in Kirkintilloch and meeting the Milngavie group in Baldernock, please let Luke know if you wish to join him if Kirkintilloch is an easier start point for you
Ride Co-Ordinators – Ian G and Tom W
Heading out from Milngavie to climb up to the top of Lennox forest, explore a bit on the way down the other side of the hill then back via the Strathkelvin Railway path through Blanefield to Mugdock and some singletrack on the way home. Suitable for hardtails and full sus bikes, this ride is a mix of fireroads, singletrack and some tarmac. Approximately 28 Km and 450m of climbing.
If you are interested in coming along please complete a ride form online (beforehand) for Track and Trace – GMBC Ride Form
We have agreed on the following approach to allow ride to happen. This is following a review of the risks and is in line with current guidance being issued to sports clubs in Scotland.
Do not come to a group ride if you have any symptoms which could be related to COVID-19.
2m Physical distancing should be in place outside of the ride
The ride must leave at the time stated to limit unnecessary congregation time.
If more than 15 individuals turn up it is suggested to split the ride into suitably sized groups whilst avoiding contact between groups at the start, finish and during the ride. Ideally, start and finish times should be staggered to facilitate this.
A ride co-ordinator must be allocated for each activity. This will be the first person to post up the activity. As such please familiarise yourself with the requirements and be prepared to take responsibility when organising any activity. The key necessity is to ensure they have the names and contact details of those people on the ride.
When planning a route avoid pinch points like known fallen trees or gates where riders may congregate. On routes which do involve gates, the first person to arrive at it should open it and let everyone through before joining the back of the group.
Avoid frequent stops where possible and if required to stop then ensure this is in an open space where physical distancing can be maintained.
The clubhouse remains unavailable after rides so there will be no bike washing facilities for the time being.
It remains more important than usual to be self-sufficient. This means a well maintained bike, lights, and all the tools, clothes and spares you are likely to need, and being prepared to find a way of getting home independently in all but the most unlikely of circumstances.