It’s been too long. Winter is coming so in a perverse manner it’s time to get back on the road bike.
8.30am meet at my house or 8.35 at bottom of Necessity Brae next to the Firewood for Sale sign.
Get the ride off to an early wake up going up Necessity Brae and off out to Dunning. From there it’s Gleneagles station, Gleneagles Hotel, Kinkell Bridge, St Davids, Tibbermore and back to the start it’s 36 miles (ish) and more than a couple of 30 signs too!
Yup, going to Ordie… And depending on who else turns up at 10:30 on Sunday the 19th, I might just go to the next Loch😀
Its been a while since I posted anything on here, but in the vain hope that this glorious cycling weather continues. Here is the run planned for Sunday.
Burrelton start at 8:30 from the Mitsubishi Garage, out Whitelea road, take a breather down Bursie, over Isla Bridge, over Kinclaven Bridge, out to Murthly, then on to Murthly Sawmill, down to Birnam, Little Dunkeld and Dunkeld. Next its up past the Golf course and in the top road to Blairgowrie. This is where there might be a coffee stop. Taking the road out past Tesco, blah blah blah then on to the Coupar Angus road, up the wee rise into CA round to the Dundee road, and out to Campmuir before trundling along to the Mitsubishi Garage… route is just shy of 40 miles.
9.00am meet at bottom of Necessity Brae (near Cherrybank Inn).
Get the ride off to an early wake up going up Necessity Brae and off out to Dunning. From there it’s Gleneagles, Kinkell Bridge, St Davids, Tibbermore and back to the start it’s 36 miles (ish)
Setting off from the green at 9am – yes being good to you all again with these late starts!
We will go to the grave yard, the beech hedge, and on to Blair’ then out the slightly dodgy road to Alyth and the five ways circle (as they say in Dundee). From the 5 ways we take the second exit and make like we are going to Glen Isla, but we won’t. We will take a right, right on the corner before the start of the big climb. And pootle along there past the iron age fort. When we get to the t-junction the intention is to go right and drop down on to the Kirrie’ road. So with a bit of vigour in our step, we follow the road towards Westmuir, but turn off well before that to drop down on to the 8 Mile road, where we will head for Meigle and a coffee (other beverages are available) and possibly a scone (other cakey type things are also available).
Heading back after the refreshment stop, we go up the roughest bit of road to Ardler, Kettins and Campmuir.
Finishing at the green.
ironage fort run
There will be no scheduled run the following week.
Planning a wee cycle to somewhere, not up Ballo or Littleton, its maybe even a bit hill avoidance.
When out last Sunday, as I got back on to the Kettins road heading for home, I spotted a small group of cyclists from the Angus Cycle Club (based out of Forfar) I chased them down and had a chat. One thing that struck me was that the guy at the front set the routes, only told the pack where they were going and gave no clue as to the route. They were going from Forfar to Bankfoot and back. It just goes to prove that while you think I am always leading you on a mystery tour, it is just a trait of the bike ride leader.
So, having set the scene above, Sundays run will be to Glamis and back. My concession to the mystery tour is it will all be on road. Coffee stops will be available, but may or may not be used!
Depart the green at 09:00
Is it still a wmt, even I know where we are going?
Starting at 9am from the green (Village Not the Jolly Giant), we will head round the millennium to the grave yard and then to Coupar agnus. So, from here we find our way to the Isla and get ourselves on to the flood defences where we will go up stream for a bit before popping up to the main road. Crossing the road we take a number of marked paths (I have tried this before ) to eventually end up at Ardler and then for a scone at Meigle… If other pesky cyclists don’t get them all first.
As ever mtb, wmt and wp (tma)