Circular Winter Road Ride from Shrewsbury
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A 50 mile (80km) circular road cycle, starting in the county town of Shrewsbury. We are heading west along National Cycle Network Route No. 81, taking in a few hills on the outskirts of Welshpool before heading back to Shrewsbury for tea and cakes along National Cycle Route No.44. We should hopefully stop for a pub lunch on route.
Please check the weather forecast, no one likes riding in the rain or ice!
You can view the route here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29122439
What to bring
We are getting into the cold part of the year with a risk of rain so wrap up well!
Bike: a road bike
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
Bike lights: be seen and safe - as we may be finishing late please have a front and back light.
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 plenty of snacks, the plan is to go to a cafe/pub but I cannot guarantee a convenient pub will show itself at lunchtime, they have a nasty habit of closing down and becoming housing.