Friday, 23 March 2012

British Summer Time

The UK Clocks moved forward one hour on
Sunday 25 March 01:00 GMT (02:00 BST)

The Sunday Run will leave at 10am as usual.

As from Sunday 8th April the Sunday Runs will start at 9am

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Sunday Run to Newburgh

Sunday was bright and sunny, still breezy but not so bad as it has been  recently. With many members away on other trips, only four of us started out from the leisure centre, Dave F, Ron, Charlie and myself DaveH.
The destination was Newburgh but we had to call into my house first to change bikes as the bearing on the pedal of my auld Maclean seized.

Dave recycles bikes at home 

Once done we headed out by Lochlands then over Carrot Hill to Bucklers Head where we made our way down into Dundee and along to the Tay Bridge.

Ron brings up his rear at Carrot Hill

Here Ron turned off leaving 3 of us to cross over into Fife. After a short break at the kiosk, we turned along through Newport and Wormit. We were pedalling into the wind, but not too bad until we climbed out of Wormit onto the more exposed road towards Balmarino. Following a couple of climbs up by The Gauldry it became easier as we followed the Tay, admiring the views from our high vantage point until we dropped down to Newburgh.  The cafe at the garage was not open today so we continued on. The blue and white cafe coming out of Newburgh had been repainted green. This hadn't done it any good as it had clearly gone out of business. Onward through Abernethy then on to the roundabout at the Baglie Inn, we then opted for the back road by Dron to Bridge of Earn. Here the sun had disappeared so, instead of stopping at the shop, we continued into Perth to have some food at Tescos.

Dave takes on refreshments at Tesco Perth
After the break the wind felt more in our favour as we climbed gently up through Perth into Scone. Here Dave F, who had been patient up until now, lit the blue touchpaper while Charlie and I retired. Didn't see him again so Charlie and I kept to the main road where a cross wind gradually swung round in our favour. By the time we turned off along the Bogside Road the going was fairly easy. We spotted a few gliders taking advantage of the wind at Roundyhill as he headed home to Forfar by Drumgley.

The Wednesday Evening Run is to Roundyhill
The next Sunday Run 25th March is to Dunkeld
Ron Harrow is running a 100k Audax from Kingoldrum on Tuesday 27th (see for details)

(Photos and comments from Dave Fawcett)

Wednesday Evening Run

Another breezy night, four of us set off from Forfar taking the main road out by Paddy. The road had just re-opened that night but was still fairly quiet as the news hadn't  spread. Continuing into the breeze we went along the Ballindarg Road against the wind to Roundyhill where it was just as strong as we turned south towards Glamis junction. Further down the road we were pulled over by a passing police car regarding  concern about the brightness of one of our rear lights. Soon we arrived at Glamis meeting up with a few others and enjoying a refreshment before being blown home down the main road.

The Run on Sunday is to Newburgh.