MTB CROSS COUNTRY (XC)
Wednesday’s 2pm and occassional Saturday’s at 10am. Meet at Commonwealth Pool.
Wednesday 2pm Sunday 10am. Meet at Commonwealth Pool. We’ll head to Victor Hugo’s for a coffee afterwards if the weather is kind.
Wednesday afternoons – Session time and meeting location posted on Facebook
Sunday afternoons – Time and meeting location posted on Facebook
*ALL TIME AND LOCATION INFORMATION CAN BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT SHORT NOTICE.
This doesn’t happen very often but it’s worth keeping an eye on the Facebook Group page for up to the minute information.
We have two rides a week for XC, both meeting and starting from the Commonwealth Pool at the top of Dalkeith Road: Wednesday afternoon rides start at 2pm and Saturday morning rides start at 10am.
The rides centre in and around the Pentlands – taking in lovely inner-city singletrack to deliver you to the big hills. Rides vary in length and technicality depending on the group and weather, but all leaders have a vast amount of experience ensuring everyone gets a good ride. No one is ever left behind and the group will ride at the pace of the slowest member – the goal is to be sociable, not to show how big a gear you can push!
Often we will headd out to trail centres around Scotland, check out our facebook pages for groups going down to the Tweed Valley, and our new monthly event Super Saturday.
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There are two rides a week for the roadies starting from the Commonwealth Pool at 2pm on Wednesdays and 10am on Sundays. (During winter wednesday rides start at 1pm)
There is a mix of riding some of big hills, such as the Granites down in the borders, or fast paced cruises along the coast over to North Berwick.
If numbers allow, an easy and a fast group will be formed so riders can choose a pace and route distance that’s better suited to them. When this isn’t possible groups will always stick together at a sensible pace for everyone.
A few road routes:
- Ed – Auchendinny – Temple – Ed (45km)
- Ed – Musselburgh – Tranent – Haddington + Haddington Hill – Aberlady – Ed (60km)
- ERC Chaingang route (70km)
- Ed – Auchendinny – Peebles – Innerleithen – Ed (ca 100km)
- And for the ueber-keen a brilliant ride down to Talla Resevoir (147km)
The club has a growing number of people getting involved in track riding since the new Sir Chris Hoy velodrome opened in Glasgow. Upcoming session details will be posted on the Facebook group for sign-up. The track sessions will take place on Wednesday afternoons during 2013-14.
Perfect for beginners who would like to get to know the club in a more social and less intense spinning session, or more keen cyclists who just want to get out and about!
Rides usually take place on Sunday afternoons and involve a cheeky wee café stop along the way.
What to bring
1. No helmet, no ride. Simple as that.
2. Make sure your bike is road/off road worthy (its no fun at all if it falls apart at the furthest point from home)
3. Bring your own spare tubes, tyre levers, tools, pump and any other essentials.
4. Dress appropriately. Everyone loves a bit of lycra, but if it’s cold you’ll need a fair bit of it and some gloves. If it’s wet, a jacket’s a good idea. Be sensible.
5. Bring a water bottle and some spare sugar if you think you might need it.
Please visit our Facebook pages where you can keep track of the latest club events and informal outings: