BSC2019: Challenging Mountain Biking Marin Plus Extension (Sunday 10:30)
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This ride covers the gem that is the Gwydir Mawr (Marin trail) with an extra loop at the end for added fun. With its beautifully sculpted berms, table top jumps and natural sections, this ride really has it all. This is a 35 km ride on predominantly red graded trails with several extensive climbs and some awe-inspiring descents that will leave you breathless. Literally. This makes it a very technically and physically demanding ride for experienced mountain bikers with good stamina on mountain bikes (this ride is unsuitable for beginners or hybrid bikes, sorry).
What to bring
Bike: a mountain bike (no road bikes or hybrids)
Helmet: OutdoorLads requires you to wear one
Clothing: lightweight and layered, shorts are great even in rain as they allow free movement of your legs. Avoid jeans, which are uncomfortable when wet, and baggy tracksuit bottoms, which can snag in the chain. Colourful and/or reflective clothing will make you more visible to other road users
Footwear: grippy soles if your bike has standard 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 (optional): 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
Storage: small day-sack or a bag on your bike
Mobile Phone: keep it in a waterproof bag for use in emergencies
Food & drink
Please bring a packed lunch and plenty of water for the ride.