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Lang Toun Cycles winter nights off-road cycle
Thursday 7th December : 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free (optional donation)
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Meeting at Lang Toun Cycles, the rides will take in off road routes and trails in and around Kirkcaldy, exploring some “secret shortcuts” through local woodlands, up and down hills and coastal routes.
With riding on all types of surfaces, there will be elevation changes to challenge you going up as well as down and plenty of chances to share stories and the fun of off-road riding.
Lang Toun Cycles’ Project Manager David Glover is leading this. David is an experienced mountainbiker, racer and multi-day bikepacker. He has a Mountain Bike Leader qualification and has a UKCC Level 2 MTB (United Kingdom Coaching Certificate Level 2 Mountain Bike). He also has night time leader qualifications. With a wealth of experience riding in the dark, he has raced at multiple 24hr mountain bike events, including several times at the infamous Strathpuffer 24hr winter MTB race in the north of Scotland.
You will be in safe and capable hands and have the opportunity to learn new skills and tips for effective night riding off-road
Please note that this bike ride is weather-dependent.
Please bring sufficient fluid and food to keep you going for 3 hours of riding.
Please make sure your bike is roadworthy before coming and note that helmets are mandatory on this ride. This ride is not suitable for younger children. 16+ years only
You must be able to ride a bicycle on un-sealed paths and rougher surfaces.
You musy have an off road capable bicycle in safe working order. This can be either a mountain bike with minimum 1.75 inch wide knobbly tyres, or a cross/gravel bike with minimum 35mm wide knobbly tyre.
Riders are also to bring at least one spare inner tube that is the correct size for their bike.
Rear facing red light and forward facing white light, with a minimum brightness of 500 Lumens are required, that can last up to 2 hours. Plus basic back-up front white and rear red lights are advisable.
Lights can be borrowed from Lang Toun Cycles at a small fee of £10 per person (payable on the day at Lang Toun Cycles)
Please wear appropriate clothes for cycling and the weather on the day. We will carry out basic bike checks at the start of the ride.
Remember to also bring your own water and snacks.
If you have any questions about the ride or need any advice, please visit Lang Toun Cycles in-store or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is free but booking is required. You can choose to purchase a ticket with a donation. Donations help us do more work in our community.
If you are having trouble booking you can call 01592 858458 or email email@example.com for assistance.