Tales from the Tyre – Three Wheeling 2016

8th of December 2015

Our Tales from the Tyre program returns from the Christmas break with a more practical twist. All events begin at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets for all Events are available HERE.


We are joined by Neil Innes on January 29th for a talk about his love of the North East of Scotland:

Ride the North as was established as a challenge ride to showcase all that is great about cycling in North East Scotland – at least that was Neil’s view in 2011 when he thought he might be able to find 30 people who agreed! In the four years since, the event has gathered considerable momentum, telling us something about the growth of cycling, the popularity of events and perhaps that our region has some real appeal as place to ride a bike. Neil will discuss the development of the event and his efforts to ensure it stays close to its roots. 


Then on February 26th we have a bike maintenance session with Jon Entwistle:

Jon Entwistle of enthDegree cycling consultancy and Velotech certified bike mechanic will be delivering a 90min hands-on basic bike maintenance session. No prior knowledge is required, just a bicycle and any tools that you may take with you (if any) on a ride. You do not even need any of the tools in the image, though Jon will provide any specialist tools that are required for the session.

Jon will start with bike anatomy and then work through the teachings of a systematic bike check. Candidates will be able to make basic adjustments under Jon’s tutelage which will allow them to optimise any bike configuration in order to make it safe and comfortable for riding. There is no formal certification at this level, but candidates should complete the workshop feeling confident and competent in their ability and be able maintain and look after a bicycle.

*Change of Time and Venue for the Ivy Mowatt Talk – now April 29th at the Gordon Arms Hotel*

To wrap up the season of talks we have nutritionist Ivy Mowat on April 29th at the Gordon Arms Hotel, talking about the best practice for nutrition in cycling, but also other athletic disciplines:

The talk will explore food groups for healthy eating in the general population, and also for the physically active. It will look at nutrition for the physically active, with consideration to pre, during and post activity levels, whilst also factoring in low, moderate and intense endurance’s. She will pay particular attention to Protein and Carbohydrate intakes for athletes and also focus on hydration – looking at water and sports drinks. The talk will also examine snacks, and touch upon the “rolling buffet” concept. 


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