Relaxed Road Ride

Location: Charwood Restaurant & Bar, 47 Buckstone Terrace, Edinburgh EH10 6QJ
Date: Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 10:00am - 2:00pm
Duration   4h

The ERC First Sunday of the Month Run leaves from the Charwood Restaurant, 47 Buckstone Terrace, Edinburgh EH10 6QJ

You can find the location here:
http://tinyurl.com/bvpfzx6

This is ideal for club members moving on from the Saturday 09:45 Development Ride but already experienced with group riding. Members wanting a longer more relaxed social day out will also be very welcome.

Tandems and retro bikes are encouraged.

These rides are led by experienced ERC members with route and distance determined on the day. For further information email Roger Hassall - rdhassall@gmail.com

Riders are assumed to be self supporting and riders should carry adequate food and drink. The group will always stop for punctures etc, and will aim to accommodate a reasonable range of abilities.

Routes vary, going east, south, or west, usually sticking (mostly) to more minor roads. Distance varies according to season and weather.

RUN PREPARATION

Riding in a group has many advantages but it also places certain responsibilities on each rider. Punctures, mechanicals, etc, whilst often bad luck, can be less of a trial if certain precautions are taken before the run.

Make sure your bike is safe - check your chain, brakes, wheels, rims and steering. Also ensure that nothing is loose (especially mudguards) or liable to fall off.

Check your tyres - worn tyres are the single biggest preventable cause of punctures. Multiple punctures, apart from being a pain, won't endear you to other riders waiting for you on a cold day! Make sure you know how to fix a puncture - practice beforehand if you need to.

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

You are likely to need the following equipment:

* An appropriately serviced bike
* At least one, but preferably two, spare inner tubes.
* A working pump
* Puncture repair kit - for those awful days when two tubes aren't enough.
* Tyre levers
* A multi tool - to adjust gears etc
* Other optional tools e.g. chain breaker
* Even in winter hydration is important, so each rider should carry a drinks bottle
* Money - for the cafe stop
* Waterproof
* Solid carbohydrate source e.g. banana, raisins, jelly babies

Individuals take part in any group rides at their own risk. Edinburgh RC and its club members accept no responsibility for the safety of anyone participating in group rides, and no liability in the event of an accident.