Cycle Round the Tay fae Dundee
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A chance "Tay" get round this body of water on a bike with good Outdoorlads company.
We will start out from the V&A, crossing over the Tay Bridge and head West towards Perth. This section will tend to be hillier into the prevailing headwind (but then you most likely get a tailwind coming home!) We will be passing through some villages on the way so there will be a chance to get some food etc.
Lunch will be at the Wetherspoons "Capital Asset" pub, which is where you can meet us if us if you are only coming for the 2nd half of the ride (Please let the event leader know beforehand if you are doing this!)
On the after lunch, coming out of Perth there is a sharp climb up to Kinnoull Hill... (yes we can stop and admire the view at the top). After we drop down that one the rest of the ride is relatively flat. Errol is halfway between Perth and Dundee and after that it's an easy cycle back to where we started.
Check out the route: https://www.strava.com/routes/15834615
This is a 52 mile ride if you do the whole ride. Perth is conveniently half way round and it does have a good railway station #JustSaying
What to bring
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
Sun cream: take care, even on overcast days
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
Bring snacks and enough drink to keep you hydrated. We will have a pub stop for lunch....