|Edinburgh to Wigan Sponsored Bike Ride
30th June 2012
First and foremost it must be pointed out that this as all our rides is a pleasure ride and NOT a race. All mileages and food costs are approx..
Throughout the ride marshals will be posted to direct you and if at any stage you feel you can't go on you will be allowed to travel in one of the support vehicles until your ready to start again but obviously you won't be allowed to travel by support vehicle for all of the journey. During the course of the route we will be stopping for beverages. Anyone found to be to far ahead of other riders will be asked to stop to allow the others to catch up and anyone who falls behind will be picked up and taken to the front. (very much like a tag ride).
Throughout each day we will be stopping for rest's and refreshments and you will see some spectacular scenery including rivers and mountains.
SUNDAY 12th AUGUST
We leave Wigan at 12.00pm to arrive at our 1st campsite late afternoon early evening which is approx 1 mile south of Edinburgh, after pitching our tents we will head into Edinburgh for something to eat. (as this is the Edinburgh tattoo week we may expect to find some street entertainment) we will be calling at a fish & chip shop or cafe, no fancy restaurants for us and then followed by a quick pint or 2. Then we head back to the camp site to catch up on some sleep.
MONDAY morning up early for breakfast before the ride begins.
The next 5 days will be hard going but there will be fun along the way, Just remember not to push yourself to much support vehicles are there to be used.
If you don't have a tent we can arrange to loan you one free of charge.
Sponsor forms are available if you would like to collect sponsorship.
Below are the rules that apply to the ride.
SCOTLAND BIKE RIDE
Thank you very much for joining in on this bike ride and for helping to raise funds for a very worthy cause.
I have put together a list of items that you will or may require also a list of rules that must be adhered to too make this ride both safe and enjoyable.
Please make sure your bike is in full road worthy condition before leaving Wigan. check your brakes, tyres, gears and cables etc.
Your cycle must be fitted with a bell, It is the law.
Cycle Helmet, as we will be travelling along some very busy roads better safe than sorry.
Hydration pack strongly recommended. A water bottle will not be enough.
Sun Glasses. Not just for sun bathing. These help to keep the bugs out of your eyes also sun cream.
Spare inner tube and/or puncture outfit and Brake Blocks.
Please make sure you have enough money for your food/drinks throughout the ride.
Where ever available use the cycle paths on the route, and note that cycle paths change from the Left side of the road to the Right and vice versa.
Stick with the group.
Be ready to start the days ride at the times stated.
Stick to camp site rules and please keep the noise down.
Any rider considered to be unfit to ride through alcohol will be dropped at the nearest train station and left there regardless of what time the next train is and he/she will be responsible for the purchase of his/her own train ticket.
Riders are responsible for erecting and taking down there own tents, Those who have loaned a tent will be fully responsible for any damage caused.
If at any stage of the ride you have any problems please let me or someone else know and we will help in anyway possible. Don't be afraid to ask for help.
The final rule is that you MUST enjoy the ride as much as possible.
The entry fee for the ride is £120 per person and includes transport to Edinburgh, 5 Nights camping accommodation and full use of support vehicles.
Meals are not included but to give you some idea of cost we usually club in and cook our own breakfast which works out around £2 p.p per morning for lunch we settle for a snack costing £3p.p. and then eavenings we go to a fish/chip shop approx £5. As a rough guid £50 to £55 will cover your food.
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