Carron Valley and Campsies Cycle
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A weekend cycle to the Campsies - for road bikes
This is a cycle of 80km on bike friendly roads and paths. It should take us less than 6 hours - depending on stops.
A leisurely pace will take us from Glasgow green towards Kilsyth and the Campsies. We shall be going up the famous Tak ma Doon road from the steep side! Passing the Carron Valley reservoir we then turn on to the Crow Road and head back to Glasgow.
The route is shown on the link below.
What to bring
Bike: A road bike. (this is a long cycle with a fair bit of climbing so a road bike is most suitable)
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
Water and some light snacks. On a longer cycle it's a good idea to eat something small about once an hour.
We can stop for food at or towards the end of the event.