Dec
2

A Cumbrian Cracker Circular Road Cycle (38696)

Event Overview

Come pull yourself a cracker of a 40mile road bike ride round the Lake District! This ride is for those on the North Christmas Event  AND anyone else who wants to join in but could not come (e.g. the hostel was full) It will be suited for those with road bikes but not Mountain Bikes as their gearing is slower

This is a stunning part of the world down past Lake Conniston, where Donald Campbell broke the world record on water, only then to sadly then lose his life. There may be a tea shop or two along the way...

With the relative lack of evening daylight, please bring your bike lights, just in case we get caught out!

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Come pull yourself a cracker of a 40mile road bike ride round the Lake District! This ride is for those on the North Christmas Event  AND anyone else who wants to join in but could not come (e.g. the hostel was full) It will be suited for those with road bikes but not Mountain Bikes as their gearing is slower

This is a stunning part of the world down past Lake Conniston, where Donald Campbell broke the world record on water, only then to sadly then lose his life. There may be a tea shop or two along the way...

With the relative lack of evening daylight, please bring your bike lights, just in case we get caught out!

To see the route and other details, please take a look at this Strava Route

Please make sure you bring lots of snacks and drink

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What to bring

Please Bring Cycling lights so we don't get caught out by failing light! Warm clothing will be essential.

Apart from your bike, food and drink, remember the following:

Spare inner tube and tyre levers

Also any special tools that your bike needs.

Eye protection

Impact from a bee, grit or even a fly at speed is extremely unpleasant, sunglasses may do if not made of glass and not too shaded.

Clothing

Choose suitable clothes and footwear for the weather forecast and time of year. You will be exercising so lightweight layered clothing is best. Shorts are best even in rain, as they allow free movement of your legs. Jeans are useless if it rains but tracksuit bottoms need to be not too baggy or they may snag in the chain and cause an accident. You'll need trainers or similar with grippy soles for standard pedals.

Cyclist's helmet 

Outdoorlads policy asks you to wear a helmet on events.

Cycling water bottle

If you don't have one, you will only be able to drink when we stop and may get dehydrated. 

Food & Drink

We will be stopping at one or two places along the way but please bring plenty of snacks and drink to keep you going.

Meeting & Times

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Parking

The Car Park at the hotel tends to be very full. If that is the case, then there is an overflow carpark down on the outkirts of Elterwater. Park there and cycle up the back road to the hostel. The leader will give his mobile closer to the event so that you can phone to let us know if you will be a little late because of this...


Event Reference No:
38696