Lune Valley Cycle (Day 2 of 2)
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Come and join us on a circular road cycling ride taking in the quiet country lanes of north Lancashire heading to South Cumbria and back.
Starting from Lancaster train station we'll head to the coast at Morecambe on a superb cycle track and then on the promenade and canal tow path to Carnforth. From there we head inland on some idyllic winding country lanes towards the Lune Valley via Milnthorpe and back to Lancaster tracing the route of the River Lune.
To view the proposed route or to download a GPX file for your sat nav click here
This road cycle ride is approximately 45 miles which will require a reasonable level of fitness to complete. There will be regular breaks for everyone to catch up and ride together so please don’t be concerned about being left behind. If you regularly commute 5-10 miles per day or have recently completed a 30 mile bike ride, you should be well suited to complete this event.
Look forward to seeing you on the ride!
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What to bring
Your will need a road bike or light weight hybrid. Mountain bikes are not suitable.
Apart from your road bike remember the following:.
- 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 biscuits, energy bars or gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit is great too
- A cycling bottle attached to your bike and plenty of water
- 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. Better still you may wish to consider buying some a lycra cycling bib for maximum confort and sweat reduction.
- Footwear - If you have a proper roadbike, it's worth exploring clip in pedals, cleats for maximum power (http://guides.wiggle.co.uk/cycling-pedals-and-cleats-buying-guide-0)
- Cyclist's Helmet - Outdoorlads policy asks you to wear a helmet.
- Bag - Not essential, but if the weather is likely to be changeable or you wish to carry supplies and clothing, a small ruck sack or pannier bags attached to your bike could be very useful. We don't want you getting cold or wet.
- Front and rear lights - Just in case we get caught out in dull weather or darkness at the end of the ride.
- Accessories to keep your extremities warm - it may be chilly in which case some good winter shoes / over shoes, socks, jacket, gloves, warm and something to keep your head warm will be a good idea.
Food & drink
We'll stop somewhere for lunch so please bring some cash. Also bring some snacks to keep you going if it's cold.