Evening Cycle to Mugdock Country Park
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Join us for the second in our series of evening cycles in Central Scotland as we head north of Glasgow for an (almost) circular ride from the city centre to Mugdock Country Park.
Our 23 mile route is mostly flat and gentle with just one major climb to around 180m in the middle. Much of the route will be on cycle paths, canal towpath or quiet roads.
A map of the proposed route can be found at: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29684945
The route is generally suitable for road bikes or hybrids.
What to bring
Bike: any bike you like
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: 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
There won't be time for a food stop during the ride but we may stop in town for some refreshments afterwards. Bring some snacks and drinks to keep you going during the ride.