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Oct
7

Windermere and Kirkstone Road Cycle (37832)

Event Overview

Join us on this fantastic road ride through the heart of the Lake District. We'll be tackling one of the most famous passes in the Lakes, Kirkstone, as well as passing the beautiful Grasmere, Thirlmere and Ullswater. The route can be found here https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20722141 

Pace and Terrain

On road, with a couple of mountain passes, suitable for road bikes only. You do need reasonable personal fitness for this event, however the day is intended to be an outing rather than an endurance test. We will stop for slower riders to catch up whilst go...

Join us on this fantastic road ride through the heart of the Lake District. We'll be tackling one of the most famous passes in the Lakes, Kirkstone, as well as passing the beautiful Grasmere, Thirlmere and Ullswater. The route can be found here https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20722141 

Pace and Terrain

On road, with a couple of mountain passes, suitable for road bikes only. You do need reasonable personal fitness for this event, however the day is intended to be an outing rather than an endurance test. We will stop for slower riders to catch up whilst going faster in between stops to allow them to develop their technique and fitness. Broadly, anyone who has recently cycled over 30 miles and who has regularly tackled some steep hills without difficulty will be able to complete this ride.

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What to bring

Road bike

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

Bring a packed lunch, and plenty of drinks and snacks

Meeting & Times

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What about the weather?

The ride may be cancelled in case of storms, all day heavy rain or high winds, please check your messages the night before.


Event Reference No:
37832