Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Davy's Club Run Review 23rd Nov 2014

11 at New mains Cross for a steady run to Biggar via Yieldshields. Soon lose one who decided to head home and 3 more to the Apple Pie at Carnwath. The rest on to Libberton then Biggar and Elsrickle and Coffee Spot. Eat in, fast service. 3 on to Thankerton and then Peebles and Stobo. Wind was light with moderate SW. 16.5 mph average for 105.5 miles.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Law Wheelers Club Runs - West Calder Route

Law Wheelers Club Runs

Rumours the LW Club winter kit
is lined with Alpaca Fur
Law Wheelers have a number of classic routes, there are a couple of runs out to the East.

Below is a link to the Strava  route running from Newmains Cross, out to Fauldhouse, out past the Five Sisters Zoo, then loop around West Calder.A relatively flat outward section, gain around 200 feet over the first 15 miles, then it's an easy 10 miles around West Calder.
At this point the terrain and a westerly wind can act against you, with a gentle climb for the next 10 miles. Good news is the coffee stop at Carnwath, the excellent Apple Pie Bakery is the reward at the end of all the climbing. Well worth it.

After coffee and cake, it's the return leg heading on the lumpy back roads to Yieldshields. The undulations are frequent, and again the prevailing wind tends to make the gradients feel twice as bad as they look.

Some excellent views over Lanarkshire are the rewards once you reach the top of small village of Yieldshields, then there's the unofficial club Champs Elysees as you head down into Carluke, many a wheel has been chased down the through S bend and on towards the 30 Sign.

If you're new to the club or unsure of if you can keep up, see how you compare with the run. Remember it's harder cycling solo, so get in touch if you're unsure.

The West Calder run info is here

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Cyclocross 22-11-14

Group of Wheelers had a brilliant Saturday morning blast on cross and mountain bikes.

Round Baron's Haugh and Dalzell Estate, then followed by a loop round the Strathclyde park CX course. Finished up long the side if the Calder and back to Dalzell Estate.

Have to be careful in Dalzell estate when cycling or running up and down stairs as the wood is very greasy, all riders coped well.

Conditions were good if a little slippy under wheel, due to leaves and the overnight rain. This meant for some exciting moments and almost a trip into the drink at one point.

Member forms

New, Law Wheelers now has an online membership form available! Look in the navigation bar for the link.

Can all members submit one of these once they've paid their membership fees. All the data is securely stored and in no way publicly accessible. Your information won't be shared with any 3rd party under any circumstances.

Have also asked for some emergency contact details, and these will be used in the event of, erm, an emergency :)

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

AGM 2014

Thanks to all who attended the AGM
on 17/11/2014. Particular thanks to all who took up posts to help maintain the running of Law Wheelers. 

George will be preparing the minutes when he has sufficient time and we will get them posted on the web site in due course.

Some points to mention. 

Colin is obviously taking up administration of the web site and we will try to involve this more. Colin is also membership Secretary. 
Fees for next year can paid any time. Jon mentioned an increase in use of online payment last year and this was a great help in management.  
Jon is continuing as treasurer and details of account are available from him. There is no increase in fee (£10) but we are suggesting £5 for juniors or youths.

Christmas lunch is being planned for 6th. December @ 12:30 (Last Shift) with an option to cycle up from Newman's @ 10am. 

The prizegiving is being postponed til New Year to give chance get trophies back and engraved.  Please return these as previously requested.

Hopefully that covers details which are relevant at present until we have AGM minutes. 

Robert (Secretary).

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Davy's Club Run Review 16 Nov 14

Stats 16-11-14 :

Light winds & misty so east to Fauldhouse, the Heights, Limerigg where split 7 to fishing hut and homeward bound via Airdrie.
Hardcore Rider

Split for 2 hardcore riders onto Linlithgow (clear) (burger van/container), Boness, Kincardine B, Culross 2nd stop, FRB & home by the A71 (to beat dark), where back into mist at Mid Calder.

Wind still light & variable with temp back down to 6 deg from 8 max. 16.7 ave for 108.5. LWLNo. 276.

Mountain Bike or Cyclocross

Saturday morning MTB/Cross session is on.

Meeting at 9am @ Dalzell House


Route is 

  • a lap (or 2) of Dalzell Estate, 
  • a 5-mile lap of Chatelherault, then
  • a lap of the Strathclyde Park EK CX track, 
  • finally a blast along a brilliant section of cross coutry tracks along the bank of the South Calder Water and back into Strathclyde Park.

Should take around 2 hours all in.