Loch Ard Road and Trail Cycle
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A cycle around Loch Ard and through Queen Elizabeth forest park
Come and join us for a cycle in a lovely peaceful part of Scotland. The first 15km of this event is on the B829 up the North side of Loch Ard and Loch Chon from Aberfoyle.
We then turn south back on the other side of the lochs to our starting point, this will be on Forestry Commission track. The only type of bike that might struggle here is a thin tyred road bike - no you do not need a "Gravel bike"!
Plenty of places to have a late lunch afterwards.
I can take 1 person with bike in my car if you don't drive.
Route is in the link below.
What to bring
Bike: Gravel, Hybrid, Mountain bike (first 15Km on tarmac), Road bike with wide tyres, and EAPC if you must :/
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
Water is always essential and a few snacks would also be a good idea.