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GGCC Club Run - Sunday 5th December - West Loop -48 miles
03 Dec 2021
GGCC Club Run, Sunday 5th December 2021 - West Route "Reloaded" - 48 Mile
Please meet under the McLennan Arch on the green for an 8.30 am start.
Following last week's abandonment of the scheduled route due to weather and safety concerns, we plan to have another crack at it this week! We head out through Renfrew and past the back of airport and on through Bishopton where we will head off the main road and loop round back of Ingliston Equestrian centre. We then head out to Houston, and on to Bridge of Weir. We will then head round the back of Quarriers Village and then take the quieter road out to meet the B788 to Kilmacolm, looping back down BOW road to Bridge of weir again where we will stop for coffee at Bernies Cafe/Bistro. After refreshments we will head back along the marvellous Georgetown road, through Inchinnan and back to town via Renfrew.
Please remember to bring some cash for your food/drink! And remember a face covering!
We will head out of town in groups of 10 before splitting into our paced groups at the INDIA OF INCHINNAN car park (The old India tyres building) on the A8.
**GROUP LEADERS will be identified and nominated at Glasgow Green and a quick brief will be discussed for the ride ahead and agreed. At the split point before we move to paced groups, each group leader will get their respective group together and brief the group on the etiquette of the ride, what should and will happen and the format of the day so everyone in the group fully understands so everyone gets the most from the group they take part in.
We will go through some basic safety, group riding etiquette and group riding technique, first aid and basic bike maintenance before we set off so that everyone stays safe and knows exactly what’s happening on the ride.
For those of you who are first aid trained and have been issued first aid pack, can you please bring these along on Sunday (and each run you attend)
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LOOK AT THE ROUTE PRIOR TO SUNDAYS RIDE.
Forecast for Sunday morning is to be cold but dry so wrap up well. Temperatures around 2-4 degrees, with a 8 mph NNW wind gusting to 16 mph.
We will split into STEADY, CHALLENGE, CHEEKY CHALLENGE, RACE
Groups should contain no more than 10 riders.
Steady is steady and usually sit between 14 – 16 mph average **NOBODY gets dropped**
Challenge should push your ability and sits about 16 - 18 mph average.
Cheeky Challenge is slightly faster and is around 18 - 20 mph.
**PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT ALL GROUPS STAY TOGETHER AND WORK TOGETHER - THIS IS A TRAINING / SOCIAL RIDE
**these are the averages you should expect over the course of the ride in the above groups and there will be sections ridden faster and some slower depending on road profile and conditions
**Please remember to communicate within your group. If you get split due to junctions, traffic, roundabouts then get back together. If you get split as someone is really dropping off the pace then that rider steps down a group, (or steps up if going through to hard) **THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT SO BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF IF YOU ARE STRUGGLING OR FEEL FRESH - Group Leaders may suggest a step up or down for the sake of the smoothness of the remaining group
**If you need to ask the group to slow up, we would suggest you step down as you may be in the wrong group
Please pick your group carefully and remember that all groups work together to promote group riding but steady is the only group that rides at the pace of the slowest rider and the other groups don't wait for dropped riders unless agreed amongst the group and riders on the day
**Please remember tubes, pump, levers, multitool and also please ensure your bike is in good working order, oiled, lubed, maintained **
Can we stress again the below –
If you don’t feel safe, don’t attend. Don’t put yourself in a situation you are not comfortable with. I understand that some may be more cautious than others
1. Participants are required to carry a face covering at all times.
2. If you are in any way ill or have any symptoms at all….DO NOT attend a club ride
3. If you have been in a public situation that you feel there was or may have been a risk with regards to Covid-19, please do not attend and wait until the next club ride
4. Be respectful (as you always are), be thoughtful and mindful of your actions during your time with your fellow members.
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