Lesmahagow loop from Glasgow
4 people attending
2 places left
If you haven't already completed this form, you MUST complete the Participation Statement at https://outdoorlads.events/CyclingParticipation in addition to booking your event space before attending a cycling event. Note that this is a different statement from the general event form due to the specific insurance requirements covering cycling.
A long cycle from Glasgow to Lesmahagow and back.
From Glasgow Green we shall head south skirting around East Kilbride and Strathaven on mostly B roads. We then head towards Coalburn, but take a left towards Lesmahagow to avoid busier roads. Opportunity for a coffee or refreshments there. The return leg takes us North West towards Blantyre and then back to Glasgow Green.
To accommodate folk who would like to do a shorter ride we can meet you at Auldhouse about 11am. I'll post a shorter version below. It doesn't link up exactly with longer ride but not far off. There is an industrial estate nearby with plenty free parking. Just private message me if you choose this option.
Strava links below...
Full route: https://www.strava.com/routes/24582783
Shorter route: https://www.strava.com/routes/24581864
Please read the following...
COVID-19 – IMPORTANT, Please read the following before you sign up to this event:
- Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
- All are required to practice social distancing – staying 2m (not 1m) apart at all times, including the lunch stop.
- Unfortunately, there won’t be any planned pub / café stops en route or at the end, and please don’t share sweets or snacks with others – we’re sorry!
- Please bring your own hand sanitising gel for your own use throughout the day. Use of face coverings is at your own choice, but please bring one with you just in case it's needed.
- Be aware that opportunities for toilet stops may be minimal if facilities are closed.
- Please, please cancel at your earliest opportunity if you are unable to attend or are unwell, so that we can allow others to take up these valuable event spaces.
- Much as it's difficult - no handshakes or hugs!
COVID-19: Events Participation Statement
OutdoorLads draws your attention to the fact that travelling and being away from home increases the risk of receiving and transmitting Coronavirus, whilst it is present in the UK. You are likely to choose not to participate in OutdoorLads events whilst there is a risk of Coronavirus transmission. However, should you choose to participate in OutdoorLads events whilst the risk is present, you must be aware of and follow the law and government guidelines, both when travelling to and from events as well as when participating in events.
Please note that every person participating should be aware of (and accept) that those members perceived as ‘in charge’ or leading the event are not experts, do not need to be experts, and are not regarded by OutdoorLads, or themselves as experts, but are amateurs with some experience in the event type and who are happy to impart their knowledge. Any advice given should be considered with this in mind by the recipient.
By signing up to and attending an OutdoorLads event, you are confirming that you have read, understood and accept the content of this statement.
Please see our website for more information including an FAQ about our events.
With regards to copyright issues, all of the pictures on this page were taken by myself.
What to bring
Bike: A road bike or Hybrid with thin tyres.
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
Storage: small day-sack or a bag on your bike
Mobile Phone: keep it in a waterproof bag for use in emergencies
Food & drink
A great deal of this cycle is well away from any shops. It's essential to be self sufficient. Two water bottles and 4 or 5 snacks and/or lunch are required.
Message me if you have any questions :)