In tribute of the closest thing to ‘cross in the off season, the Classics, we present you our #doyouevenlanebro CLASSICO. Returning after last year’s inaugural outing this year’s CLASSICO brings ~ 130km of lanes of varying degrees of epic and mad, ending up at the clubhouse (Clydesdale CC) to watch the last hour or so of Paris-Roubaix.
There will be two rides; one chilleur and shorter (the wee cLASSico) and another a bit faster and more hellish (the big CLASSICO).
It’s a generous expression of road riding to the south of Glasgow.
the big CLASSICO
Learning from last year, we will unfortunately not be stopping for punctures (or slow pokes) along the way. We’re on a pretty tight schedule to get back to watch P-R. If you find yourself in a bit of grief, fix it up, smash a few tangfastics and either catch the group up along another section of the meandering route or meet us back at the clubhouse for après-velo beers.
The big CLASSICO route can be downloaded to GPX or TCX here and it is mandatory to have the route with you one way or the other.
the wee cLASSico
By popular demand, a chilleur, shorter (~80km), easier paced, no-drop ride will also head out. The wee cLASSisco route can be downloaded to GPX or TCX here. There will be a guide but I’m sure she’d gratefully accept deputy navigators.
Getting back into town we’ve adopted a few sections of public ‘park’ for a change of scenery and quiet ‘roads’. It’s a Sunday, it might be busy so be aware of loose toddlers and staffies; think of it as a cool down secteur.
There’s also a long but fast section of South Lanarkshire’s/East Ayrshire’s finest vitamin G. It’s perfectly rideable on a road bike but I’d recommend tough 25mm+ wide rubber, definitely not your precious race wheels and a sense of adventure.
The CLASSICO is not a race nor a sportive, it’s an open social ride. It’s unsupported and you are responsible for your equipment and more importantly, yourself. You join us at your own risk and you are expected to ride in a safe, considerate manner, both to other road users and other riders, so don’t be a dick.
We’ll be leaving from the Battlefield Rest (location below) at 8am on Sunday the 9th of April. See you then!