Autumn Cycle around West Lothian
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Join us for a 40 mile ride taking in some of West Lothian's sights and attractions.
Torphichen Preceptory, Linlithgow Palace, Blackness Castle and Hopetoun House are just a few of the historical attractions on our route, which will also take in the iconic Forth Bridges as well as Beecraigs and Almondell Country Parks.
The terrain will be a mixture of mostly quiet back roads or cycle paths with a few hills mostly near the start of the ride.
A map of the proposed route can be found here.
What to bring
Bike: this ride would be best suited to road, hybrid or e-bikes.
Helmet: OutdoorLads requires you to wear one
Clothing: lightweight and layered, colourful and/or reflective clothing will make you more visible to other road users
Footwear: suitable for your bike and pedals
Gloves: cycle gloves help avoid blisters, and are good in the cold
Punctures: spare inner tube, bike tyre pump and tyre levers
Tools: any special tools that your bike needs
Small snacks: such as chocolate or energy bars
Plenty of water: in bottle/s on your bike or in a daysack/bladder
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Eye protection: avoid getting grit or insects in your eyes, sunglasses are OK if they are not made of glass and not too shaded
Sun cream: take care, even on overcast days
Bike lights: be seen and safe
Storage: small day-sack or a bag on your bike
Mobile Phone: keep it in a waterproof bag for use in emergencies
Food & drink
We will include a lunch stop at a pub or cafe en route, but you should carry some drinks and snacks to keep you going during the ride.