Llangollen, Tanat and Dee Road Cycle
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Join us on this series of two rides from Llangollen. See here for the Sunday Ride
You may wish to stay over with us at the Mid Wales Multi Activity Camp, but the rides are open to all.
On this ride we'll head south from Llangollen through a series of remote valleys, some of the finest scenery in this part of Wales. We'll ride up the Tanat Valley and over the into the Dee Valley, which we'll follow back through a great series of twists and turns into Llangollen.
Please note the leader may not be staying at the Camp on Friday night so don't panic if they're not there until just before the start time!
Pace and Terrain
On road, with a healthy dose of climbing. The event pace and route is designed for road bikes rather than hybrids and is aimed at those who are reasonably bike fit, however the day is intended to be an outing rather than an endurance test. We will stop for slower riders to catch up whilst going faster in between stops to allow them to develop their technique and fitness. Broadly, anyone who has recently cycled over 50 miles and who has tackled some steep hills without too much difficulty will be able to complete this ride.
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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
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 plenty of snacks and drinks