You'll have no doubt saw in an earlier post that we're starting regular mountain bike rides midweek and weekends from Wednesday 4th December
This weeks midweek evening MTB ride on Wednesday 4th December will be based around Plean Country Park.
Why Plean I hear you ask.. well it's local, not overly technical and it's a great place to spend an hour or two chasing lights along the trails
The plan is to meet in the main car park, in front of the miner for 7:00pm, ready to ride for about 7:10 after a chat, and a bit of fettling go for a ride along the park trails for a couple of hour, finishing around 9pm back at the carpark.
If you're U18 and want to come along please have a read through our U18 policy and follow the guidance, please don't just turn up on the night and hope for the best!!!
The car park closes about 8pm, so please don't park in the car park, there is parking just down the hill in Plean and the wee jaunt up the road will help you to warm up
The ride is going to be fairly chilled out, pace and trails will be to suit the group, so if you're thinking about it, post up to let me know, and any questions you might, ask away here! - NO ONE LEFT BEHIND
Plean Country Park is only a few miles from Stirling and Falkirk area, and can be found
It will be dark, it will most likely be wet and cold so please bring a set of lights suitable of off-roading
as well as the following:-
Mountain bike (full suspension or hardtail) or a cyclocross bike suitable for off-road use and in good working order Helmet - Compulsory - if you turn up without a helmet you will not be allowed to ride with us!
Puncture repair kit - spare tube to suit your wheel/tires, pump, tire levers
Suitable clothing for cycling - baggies or lycra, we don't care!
Gloves - not essential but will protect your hands from the elements and injury in case of a fall
Knee pads etc - not compulsory but if you have them, they can be useful - if only to help keep you a little warmer!
Spare layers depending on the weather conditions
Multi-tool to aid repairs
Some food to keep your energy levels up for the duration of the ride
Water or energy drink, again enough for the duration of the ride and weather conditions
Backpack to carry everything in