Glasgow evening cycle and social - North Glasgow circular
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North Glasgow Circular
Glasgow Green - Stepps - Lenzie - canal path from Kirkintilloch - Glasgow
From Glasgow Green we will head through the east end of Glasgow to Stepps and then onto some country roads. Making our way through Lenzie, we join the canal path at Kirkintilloch. It's then an easy cycle back to Glasgow.
We can find a place en route or at the end for a refreshment.
The event will be about 30km in length with a short 80m climb near the start to Hogganfield Loch.
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
This is a short cycle so you wont need anything more than a snack. However water is essential.