Social Sunday 23/08/15

That’s us just completed the club ride for this week.  What a great end to the week it was too! The weather for the chain gang session on Wednesday was pretty poor, but today certainly made up for that!

In a change to the format this week, a few of us met at 0830 to start a faster paced ride. Will, Colin, Sharpie, Brian and myself set off to Galcantray to meet up with Alan and Alistair. We made good time on the way out so carried on out the road and picked up Alan not far from the Culloden viaduct.  We turned back round and met Alistair at Budgate farm.


The pace stayed high as we came back towards Nairn and we were ahead of schedule, so we continued on towards Auldearn and came down the Granny Barbours road.  There’s a Strava segment there so the hammer dropped and left a few people severely out of breath at the bottom of the hill.  The KoM was bagged by Steve (me).

We then met up with the rest of the group for a lovely social ride out to Kintessack and back in by Auldearn.  The weather was fantastic, which caught a couple of us by surprise!  It’s not often you can be over-dressed in the highlands!! There was a reasonable head wind running on the way out, but that made for a fun return towards Nairn.

The decision was made to have another crack at Granny Barbour’s Strava segment, as we weren’t sure if the segment was taken on the first run.  I was lead man but ran out of pace towards the end of the segment. Alan S came out and stormed towards the end of the segment, taking the KoM that I had achieved only two hours previously!

Everyone in attendance put in a really strong performance and I for one am very proud of the progress we have made as a team in such a short period of time.  Here’s hoping we can keep growing and developing as the weeks go by! If you haven’t been along to a group ride yet, but quite fancy it after reading through the site, then please come along on a Sunday or message us with any questions.  These sessions are for ALL abilities and we will only go at the speed of the slowest rider for the social ride!  Ride details below:

Pre-Social Ride

Distance: 24.5 miles

Average Speed: 18.1mph

Elevation: 942ft

Social Sunday

Distance: 22.6 miles

Average Speed: 15.3mph

Elevation: 928ft

I hope everyone enjoyed themselves as much as I did today.  Fantastic group effort!