Sanquhar Trail cycle
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A Gravel cycle around the Sanquhar area.
This route takes us on some peaceful and secluded B roads and trails south of Sanquar. Even some parts of the B roads are in poor condition so a trail type bike is the best option.
As soon as we set off we are climbing for about 15 Km up to a height of 450m. With a couple of exceptions it's not crazy steep. However the first decent is crazy steep, and on gravel. It's essential (as always) you have checked your brakes before this event. The remaining part of the route is mostly downhill back to Sanquhar. A thought could be given to brining a change of base layer for the decent as you will be sweaty from the climb.
If we can, we shall of course have a refreshment of some kind at the end.
The Strava route is shown below:
The link below will take you to the Ordnance Survey site. On this you can click "Start Fly Though" to watch a short aerial video of our route. You do have to be a member of the site, but there is a 7 day free trial. Also Outdoorlads members enjoy a 15% discount on Ordnance Survey 12 month subscription. ( https://www.outdoorlads.com/retail-partner-discounts-full-members )
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What to bring
Bike: Gravel bike or Mountain bike. Or a bike with "chunky" tires.
Helmet: OutdoorLads requires you to wear one
Storage: small day-sack or a bag on your bike (could take: spare base layer, waterproof top, spare gloves if it rains)
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
Lots of snacks and two water bottles. Packed lunch if you wish. This event is isolated and we need to be self sufficient.
We shall stop for half an hour or so for lunch after we get the climbing out of the way.