Blantyre Evening Cycle
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No, we're not heading to Malawi's second largest city, but to David Livingstone's birthplace after which it was named!
Another in our series of evening cycles for this spring / summer will take us along the Clyde Walkway to Bothwell before crossing the Clyde on a pedestrian footbridge to reach Blantyre. Our return route from there will take us towards High Blantyre and along minor roads through Cambuslang.
The ride is mostly on well surfaced / tarmac cycle paths or minor roads and is generally suitable for most types of bike.
What to bring
Apart from your bike, food and drink, remember the following:
Spare inner tube and tyre levers
Also any special tools that your bike needs.
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.
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.
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.
Remember to bring lights in case you need them to get home at the end of the ride.
Food & drink
We are starting slightly earlier than usual and plan to include a stop for some food / refreshments (perhaps a BBQ if the weather is fine) on our return leg.