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Wednesday Intermediates – Loops & Laps Training
January 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
** BIKE LIGHTS, FRONT AND BACK ARE ESSENTIAL **
Rob Bolton is hosting
MEETING POINT: TYNEMOUTH PRIORY
MEETING TIME: 18:30
AVERAGE SPEED: 16-18 mph
Secondary meeting point is Southridge First School about 18:45
The fast Wednesday rides have been packed away until spring. This is a regular easier winter training ride to keep the legs turning. It comprises EIGHT loops and laps on Beaumont loop in Monkseaton/Whitley Bay, suitable for most riders who are comfortable and confident in moving traffic and negotiating junctions. The session aims to build on communication and group riding skills.
The route incorporates roundabouts, pedestrian crossings and assorted obstacles, and there is minimal opportunity to gain any significant speed on any of the loops. This is therefore NOT a speedy ride 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 bike lights front and back are mandatory. The loop is relatively sheltered from most bad weather most of the time.
You will be assigned randomly to different groups at the start, with the aim of having mixed talents in each group.
What the hell could possibly go wrong?