Stroud Valleys - Cotswold Cycle 1 of 3 - BH Weekend
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The first day in a series of day cycles around the Cotswolds/Wiltshire over the August bank holiday weekend. Make a weekend of it, or come for the day, totally your choice. See here for Day 2 and Day 3.
Starting in the quaint village of Sherston, the route heads north thru Malmesbury before dropping into Nailsworth at the heart of the Stroud Valleys. Climbing thru Woodchester Park (National Trust) to a peak we then drop in towards Dursley before climbing back onto the ridge. Finally we descend slowly thru Westonbirt to a well deserved drink back home.
Please note that ODL requires you to wear a helmet. Play safe!
If you want to make a weekend of it, then you'll probably be wanting to book yourself some accommodation as well. Your leaders are staying in Sherston for the bank holiday weekend. There are a plenty of campsites and hotels in the surrounding area.
- The Holdford Arms - Camping & Glamping
- Tobacconist Farm - Camping
- More pubs then you shake a stick at on Bookings.com
- Lots of nice rooms on Airbnb
Proposed route is here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30633225
If you need a gpx file, let me know, don't go paying any subscriptions, it isn't necessary.
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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
We will stop in a tea shop for cakes mid cycle or pub if people want more substance, but bring snacks if you like to chomp as you go.