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Beginners Loops and Laps Training (BAILALT)
January 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Meet: 6.30pm, Tynemouth Priory
Distance: 17 miles
Average speed: 14-16mph
If you’re running late, the group will be riding along the seafront from Tynemouth and up Monkseaton Drive. It should arrive at Southridge school on Beaumont Drive at about 18:45.
This session is aimed firmly at BEGINNERS AND IMPROVERS who have previously attended at least 5 or 6 Tuesday night BAIT. Experienced riders wanting to work on their own skills and to assist and teach others at the same time are welcome to join in, but please be aware that you should not be pushing the pace for the other riders.
LALT comprises a set of 6 or 7 suburban loops and laps, suitable for most riders who are comfortable and confident in moving traffic and negotiating junctions. The route aims to build on skills from Tuesday NTR rides.
The Monkseaton Drive section incorporates roundabouts, pedestrian crossings and assorted obstacles, and will need to be ridden single file only, regrouping at the school.
This is NOT A SPEED DRILL and the emphasis will be on building up group riding skills, such as effective teamwork in adverse weather, communicating well with each other, and communicating with traffic sharing the same roads.
We will be using well lit roads with fairly good surfaces, but you might like to consider some form of bike lighting whilst the sun is low in the sky.