Hayfield Circuit Mountain Biking
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A short but challenging ride around Hayfield. This ride starts and ends in Hayfield village and is approximately 22km with 650m of ascent. We'll aim to progress at a moderate-fast pace according to the group fitness/ability levels.
If you have any questions about this ride, please feel free to drop me a message.
If the weather is bad then the ride will be postponed and I will look for another suitable date.
Due to the reducing daylight hours it's likely that this ride will take place partially in the twilight/darkness therefore a good exposure light is essential.
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What to bring
- A good quality mountain bike. Preferably full suspension, but hardtails are fine.
- Puncture repair kit (or better still a spare inner tube) and tyre levers. Also any special tools that your bike needs.
- Food - bring small snacks such as chocolate bars and energy foods.
- Plenty of water (minimum 2lts)
- Eye protection - impact from a bee, grit or even a fly at speed is extremely unpleasant, sunglasses may do if not made of glass and not too shaded.
- Clothing: choose suitable clothes and footwear for the weather forecast and time of year. You will be exercising so lightweight layered clothing is best. Shorts are best even in rain, as they allow free movement of your legs. Jeans are useless if it rains but tracksuit bottoms need to be not too baggy or they may snag in the chain and cause an accident. You'll need trainers or similar with grippy soles for standard pedals.
- Cyclist's Helmet - Outdoorlads policy asks you to wear a helmet to events. A full face helmet would be a good idea for those intending to descend quickly.
- Pads. Optional, but knee and elbow pads can stop a fall from ruining your day.
- Bag you will need a small day-sack (or panniers on your own bike) to carry essential clothing, water and an emergency snack.
- Lights As this ride will involve some cycling in the twilight or darkness a good exposure light is essential and a rear light is recommended.
Food & drink
We will make a few brief stops to catch our breath and have a drink/snack.